Director of Education & Interpretation

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art seeks a Director of Education &

Interpretation. The candidate

selected for the position will lead the development and implementation of

Brooks education programs,

events, and activities, as well as initiatives to connect Brooks

exhibitions and collections to wider

audiences. The position oversees all aspects of education programming

including teaching

methodologies and frameworks, school-based programs for students and

teachers, programs for the

entire continuum of lifelong learning, training of professional and

volunteer educators, the education

gallery, and content for museum tour technology. Also leads the creation of

intellectually lively and

welcoming art interpretation across the museum in concert with the

curatorial and exhibitions team.

The position manages a department of four world-class museum educators, as

well as contract

educators, volunteers, and docents. Active leadership in developing

relationships, forging genuine and

lasting partnerships, and securing new funding for education activities is

required. The Director of

Education & Interpretation is a member of the museum¹s six-member executive

team and works closely

with the museum Director on all initiatives and strategies.

Requirements: proven track record as an educator and/or scholar in arts

education, minimum of five

years professional experience in a senior position in a museum or arts

education institution, publication

and/or academic credentials, outstanding writing skills, collegial

relationships within the field, minimum

of a master¹s degree in art history/art education/related, a supreme

ability to organize with too little

time and too much to do, and an abiding spirit of enthusiasm and excitement

for the power of art.

Submit letter of interest and resume before November 1 to: or by mail

to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, re: Director of Education &

Interpretation, 1934 Poplar Avenue,

Memphis TN 38104. No phone calls please.

[posted October 9, 2012]