Assistant Director for Interpretive Programming [Cincinnati Art Museum]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 29, 1972 in job announcements |

Position: Assistant Director for Interpretive Programming****

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Reports to:  Director of Learning & Interpretation


Date:  March 2012****

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**I.              **Definition****

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The Assistant Director for Interpretive Programming oversees the Department
of Interpretive Programming in the Division of Learning & Interpretation
and has two major areas of responsibility: the development, implementation,
and evaluation of all interpretive programming for the public of all ages
in the pursuit of lifelong learning through the exploration of art in the
Art Museum; in collaboration with the Director of Learning & Interpretation
the development, implementation, and evaluation of interpretive methods and
tools for special exhibitions and the installations of the Art Museum¹s
permanent collection.  This position works cooperatively with other Art
Museum colleagues and the community to develop interpretive programming.
This position is considered the Art Museum¹s key staff member for expertise
related to current theories and practices in interpretive programming.****

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**II.             **Requirements****

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Bachelor¹s degree and MA in art history, art education, or museum education
required.  Five years of related experience, especially teaching and
community-based collaborations.  * *Excellent language skills, both written
and oral are required for this position.  Ability to effectively present
information and respond to visitors¹ needs is central to this position.
Strong organizational skills; must be able to manage numerous projects
simultaneously and to work independently and at a high level of
productivity in a very busy office.  ****

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III. Essential Duties and Responsibilities****

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**A.    **Works with the Director of Learning & Interpretation and the
Assistant/Associate Directors of Docent Learning, School-Based Learning,
and Community Engagement, as well as the rest of the division, to develop
long-range goals and interim objectives for the Division of Learning &

**B.    **Establishes a shared and systematic approach to accomplishing the
goals and objectives established for interpretive programming.****

**C.    **Supervises the Coordinator for Interpretive Programming and works
hand in hand with the individual in the conception, creation and
implementation of all interpretive programming.****

**D.    **Generates, through a close working partnership with collections
Curators and members of the Division of Learning & Interpretation staff,
interpretive programming designed to enhance both exhibited objects and the
visitor experience. ****

**E.    **Undertakes on an on-going basis, special projects, exhibitions
and programming requiring inter-divisional and inter-departmental planning
and development;* *programs characterized by uniqueness, community
involvement, user value, visibility and impact.   ****

**F.     **Develops and implements new and/or different approaches to
interpretation including current learning theory and methodology, new
technology and museum ³best practices.²****

**G.    **Evaluates on an on-going basis all interpretive programming for
all ages (6-100) including workshops, classes, lectures, gallery talks, and
other activities.  Seeks out varied methods of evaluation.****

**H.    **Interfaces with all Art Museum divisions on Art Museum-wide
events and planning with the intention of insuring program /event success.**

**I.      **Nurtures and supports ongoing community-based collaborations
and actively seeks out new collaborations with other institutions and
community organizations designed to create true partnerships and on-going
commitments contributing to the overall quality of life in the Greater
Cincinnati region.****

**J.     **Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates all interpretive
programming in accordance with museum ³best practices.²****

**K.    **Generates reports on interpretive program statistics,
accomplishments, offering, direction, needs, budget, etc. ****

**L.     **Works closely with the Director of Learning & Interpretation and
the Development Division providing narrative content and statistics needed
for grant proposal preparation and final reports.****

**M.   **Participates in national, regional, and statewide museum
conferences, workshops and professional growth seminars related to
interpretive programming, interpretation, outreach and visitor needs.****

**N.    **Works with the Division of Marketing and Communication on the
promotion of interpretive programs.****

**O.   **Formulates and monitors the departmental budget and carries out
all purchasing and payment procedures in compliance with Art Museum policy.*

**P.     **Attends regular meetings of the Exhibitions Committee,
accompanied by the Director of Learning & Interpretation.****

**Q.   **Any other duties as assigned by the Director of Learning &

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IV. Other Responsibilities****

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1. Cooperates in a teamwork fashion with all co-workers to accomplish
2. Demonstrates respect and dignity to co-workers and visitors.****
3. Provides excellence in service and portrays a positive and
professional image of the Cincinnati Art Museum.****
4. Maintains confidentiality and upholds professional standards.****
5. Follows Cincinnati Art Museum protocols, procedures, rules, and

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If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements
to: HR Dept, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Fax (513) 639-2932.
No phone calls or third parties please. *Deadline to apply: April 6, 2012***

*The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly
committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety
of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.****

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