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.
There are no direct reports associated with this position.
*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
*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
*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
*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
*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 firstname.lastname@example.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.