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Curator of Education and Public Programming [African American Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 23, 1972 in job announcements |

Position Summary:  The Curator of Education reports directly to the
Senior Vice President.  S/He performs a broad range of duties and has
numerous responsibilities whose main focus is comprehensive education
and interpretation  developing programs, projects and classes for
children and adults that are educational yet enjoyable, consistent
with the AAMP mission, sets high standards for quality and accuracy,
and remains within budget.  The incumbent to this position directs,
coordinates, supervises and evaluates the education/public programs
and staff at the Museum, both on and off site and participates in the
development of concepts for the development of and funding for formal
education programs and special events.

Principle Responsibilities: Works with the Curator of Exhibitions to
develop educational and public programs suitable for children, youth
and adults as adjuncts to exhibitions; develops gallery guides and
catalogues, education program materials, including training manuals
and curriculum materials related to education programs.

Responsible for developing and implementing programmatic calendar of
events, including general coordination, budget preparation,
identifying staffing needs and providing staff/volunteer oversight,
and logistics.

Implements educational and public programming in partnership with peer
institutions, community-based organizations, and other partners that
support and enhance the mission and message of the AAMP.  Promotes and
maintains institutional partnerships through networking, developing
shared programming opportunities, and maintaining regular
communications.

Directs the staff and volunteers of the Education Department,
including the docent program. Interviews and selects staff and
volunteers; plans, schedules and assigns work to staff and volunteers;
establishes priorities, instructs or arranges for instruction, in
correct methods of interpretation and instruction.

Coordinates the production of education program materials, including
training manuals and curriculum materials.

Prepares and justifies annual budget requests for the Education
Department and monitors expenditures.

Prepares and delivers lectures concerning AAMP exhibits and programs
to Museum visitors, school children, and other audiences.

Identifies funding sources for education programs, works with
Development Director to produce program-specific requests for funding.

Participates in the evaluation of Education Programs and audience
development activities.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

BA (MA preferred), with course work in communications, education,
African American or American history, or a related field.  Two years
experience in Museum education or related work.  Excellent
communication skills, both verbal and written.  Strong organization
and project management skills.  Broad knowledge of the arts field.
Problem solving skills.  Ability to develop curriculum and educational
materials.  Ability to create age appropriate learning experiences.
Ability to maintain meaningful relationships with area schools, and
community organizations.  Ability to select, train and supervise
education department staff.  Ability to handle multiple tasks
simultaneously.

Send application to hr@aampmuseum.org.

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