*DEPARTMENT:*                  Interpretation and Visitor Experience/Public



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*REPORTS TO:*                      Senior Director of Interpretation and

Visitor Experience****


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*QUALIFICATIONS:*           ****


**·         **Masters degree with focus on art education, art history, or

museum studies preferred.****


**·         **Minimum of three years teaching experience in a museum or



**·         **Knowledge of teaching  techniques, education theory and

practices, and museum education; knowledge of art history highly desirable**



**·         **Experience with writing curricula****


**·         **Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal****


**·         **Ability to successfully work with teachers, students of all

ages, and artists****


**·         **Knowledge of Web 2.0 applications****


**·         **Ability to perform in fast-paced work environment.****


**·         **Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

High-energy, detail-oriented personality equipped to handle multiple tasks

at once, as well as to work within a team environment.****


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*POSITION SUMMARY:*  Working in conjunction with the Interpretation and

Visitor Experience team, the Manager of Interpretive Resources develops,

implements, and evaluates the interpretive plan and resources for all

programs in this division of Public Education. Collaborates with the

College of Art + Design faculty and MAT students to develop resources for

in-school outreach initiatives, professional development workshops, and

annual educator institutes. Recruits, hires, and manages CCAD students who

present in-school outreach programs. Oversees the creation and

implementation of resource material, budgets, and all schedules for the

in-school outreach program.  Cultivates and maintains relationships with

area educators and other school officials. Plans and implements

professional development workshops and other educator programs.****


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*Interpretive Resources*


**·         **Working with the Senior Director of Interpretation and

Visitor Experience, creates an interpretive plan that guides how goals are

determined and programs are planned****


**·         **Collaborates  with the Coordinator of Gallery Learning to

create resources for the school tour program including pre and post-visit

lesson plans and activities; information on the Corcoran¹s building,

collection, artists, and   history; and images of and information about

works that student may encounter during their Gallery visit.****


**·         **Consistently develops, edits, and evaluates lesson plans for

Arts 101****


**·         **Manages MAT students working in Interpretation and Visitor

Experience department to create timely and appropriate resources for PreK-

12 educators.****


**·         **Working with Communications and Design departments, oversees

the creation of electronic and printed material to publicize resources,

programs, and events.****


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*Arts 101: the Corcoran¹s in-school outreach program*


– Working in conjunction with Interpretation and Visitor Experience

staff and CCAD faculty develops, schedules, implements, and evaluates

in-school outreach program****

– In consultation with the Senior Director of Interpretation and Visitor

Experience, CCAD faculty, staff, and MAT students develops

interdisciplinary lesson plans and curriculum for the Corcoran¹s


outreach program. This requires familiarity with DCPS standards of


in a variety of curriculum areas.****

– Recruits, manages, writes contracts for, and evaluates teaching

artists who deliver the in-school outreach programs to the classrooms.

Organizes and delivers training on the Corcoran collection to the


artists so they are comfortable with presenting works to students and

teachers in the classroom and the galleries. Creates PowerPoint

presentations that place works from the Corcoran collection in context.**


– Works closely with the faculty and principals at the schools where the

Corcoran¹s in-school outreach program are presented; responsible for

matching teaching artists with school faculty. Orders supplies needed for

student projects. Visits each school to observe and evaluate programs.***


– Plans and implements exhibitions of student art and celebration of the

Corcoran¹s in-school outreach programs at the Gallery. Works with the

Exhibitions, Operations, and Special Events Departments to reserve space

and plan for the installation and de-installation of art works. Creates


sends invitations; arranges for buses to pick up students, teachers, and

families at schools.****


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*Professional Development*


– Establishes and cultivates ongoing partnerships with regional schools

and educators. Throughout the year, promotes programs for educators by

representing the Corcoran at various conferences, meetings, open houses,

and other special events. ****

– Plans and implements professional development workshops (approximately

six annually) on a variety of topics. Plans with Interpretation staff,


faculty, and MAT students to create content for gallery activities,


plans, and hands-on projects. Chooses topics that are timely and of

interest to teachers and related to Corcoran exhibitions and collection.*



**·         **Convenes meetings of the Corcoran teacher advisory council.

Consults with this group about content and topics for professional

development workshops, the annual Educator Institute, and Educators¹



**·         **Coordinates and plans with other members of the

Interpretation staff to present teachers with a clear picture of what

gallery tours and their related studio activities involve****


**·         **Oversees budgets for the in-school outreach program,

professional development workshops, and educator institute.****


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*Educator Institute and Educators¹ Evenings***


**·         **In consultation with Interpretation staff, CCAD faculty,

Corcoran teacher advisory council, and MAT students selects topics, hires

speakers, and develops program for the annual Educator Institute and

Educators¹ Evenings****


**·         **Working with Communications and Design departments, oversees

the creation of electronic and printed material to publicize these events.**



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*To apply, please send a cover letter, a lesson plan you have created, and

a résumé with at least three references to hr@corcoran.org .***


*Relocation costs are not paid by the Corcoran.*


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Linda S. Powell****


Senior Director of Interpretation and Visitor Experience****


Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design****


500 Seventeenth Street NW****


Washington, DC  20006****


T (202)639-1724****


Fax (202) 639-1729****




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