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Manager, Digital Media & Online Learning [Guggenheim Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 19, 1972 in job announcements |

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Education Manager,

Digital Media & Online Learning. As a member of the Education Department,

and in collaboration with the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative

staff, the Education Manager, Digital Media & Online Learning is

responsible for conceptualizing, managing and evaluating learning

initiatives that will promote and sustain meaningful audience engagement

and expansion worldwide through the Guggenheim website, social networks and

other digital/mobile technologies. The Education Manager will work with

staff, curators and contributors from each region to identify and create

content to engage various local online audiences.

 

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to

promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and

other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and

contemporary periods. The Guggenheim realizes this mission through

exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and

publications. The Guggenheim strives to engage and educate an increasingly

diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and

partnerships. With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the

Guggenheim and its network is one of the most visited cultural institutions

in the world.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

There are no direct reports associated with this position.

 

Key Responsibilities:

* Identify and implement forward thinking audience engagement strategies

that utilize digital media to sustain worldwide interest and participation

throughout the life of the project and beyond.

* Work with Education and Curatorial staff to conceptualize, develop and

evaluate a dynamic range of web-based educational initiatives including web

forums, teacher and family resources, and offerings collaboratively

developed with artists, guest presenters and other organizations and

institutions.

* Implement and maintain a digital database and audio-visual Program

Archive of all public program documentation; co-conceive and manage dynamic

web presence for UBS educational programs including live audience feeds,

post-program transcripts/documents, blog content response; facilitate

requests and needs for digital images for museum publications, external

affairs and SRGM website among others.

* Act as education project manager to liaise with the Interactive staff and

Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative Editor to coordinate

implementation of online initiatives and utilization of digital assets.

* Work closely with senior education staff to conceptualize, develop and

evaluate effective online, digital media and mobile strategies as tools for

interpreting content about acquisitions,

exhibitions; engage artist, curatorial and audience insights and other

multidisciplinary perspectives where relevant.

* Research, develop and manage the coordination, evaluation and

documentation of a biennial convening of progressive thinkers who have

proven experience in conceptualizing and implementing technology-based

and/or community organizing strategies to engage

audiences with contemporary art.

* Conceptualize, teach, and/or coordinate the integration of courses and

workshop that utilize the Sackler Center computer labs as interpretive

venues for the project; oversee the maintenance and proper functioning of

the labs with assistance from IT; provide research and advisement to the

Director of Education on ways to continually increase functionality of labs.

* Advocate for and ensure the accessibility of online and digital media

projects for diverse audiences that adhere as closely as possible to

international accessibility standards.

* Prepare and manage technology budgets and coordinate program contracts,

statistics, requisition proposals and documentation.

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

* Master’s Degree in Art History or Art Education; 3-5 years of museum

experience, preferably in an education or technology department

* Strong knowledge of art history with an emphasis in Modern and

Contemporary art

* Strong experience in the development and implementation of educational

and web-based technologies and online learning

* Excellent research, writing, editing and verbal skills

* Proven experience in project management and designing and developing

non-traditional educational approaches that involve online and digital

media environments

* Proven experience in inquiry-based teaching methodologies

* Cross-cultural and work experience on a global level highly desirable

 

The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental,

life, disability, and retirement plan coverage. Our staff also enjoys

generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to a variety of

cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores, and a stimulating and

collegial work environment.

 

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter, including

salary expectations, to

employment@guggenheim.org.

 

Indicate the job title “Education Manager, Digital Media & Online Learning”

in the subject line.

 

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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