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Curator of Education [Wichita Art Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 2, 1973 in job announcements |

The Wichita Art Museum seeks a Curator of Education to join its staff in
the largest metro in the state of Kansas with a premier American art
collection. A senior position reporting to the museum director, the Curator
of Education crafts and leads the interpretive program to provide and
deepen resonant encounters with works of art for visitors. The Curator of
Education develops, coordinates, implements, manages, and evaluates a broad
range of interpretive strategies designed for the public to explore and
understand the Wichita Art Museum¹s collections and special exhibitions.

Examples of Work Performed:
The Curator of Education will work collaboratively with the Director, Chief
Curator, and other leading staff members to craft engaging programs and
gallery experiences for the general public. A creative sense of exploration
and commitment to team work are key to the museum¹s work environment, and
the Curator of Education must be comfortable in an interactive, energetic
workplace.

Requirements of Work:
€ Designs and directs informative and experiential learning programs for
children and adults
€ Develops long-range plan for the education department and its initiatives
€ Designs and directs the docent tour program, recruiting and training
docent tour guides
€ Gives training talks for docents and public lectures about museum
collections and exhibitions
€ Establishes and monitors education department budget
€ Works collaboratively with senior staff and area colleagues to develop
compelling programs
€ Supervises fulltime Assistant Curator of Education as well as a corps of
docents, interns, and volunteers
Knowledge of American art history
€ Knowledge of studio art practices, learning theories, and visitor studies
content
€ Ability to research and compose interpretive content on the visual arts
and evaluative material

€ Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
€ Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing
Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license
An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other
individuals in the workplace
Required Experience and Training:  Bachelor¹s degree in education, fine
arts, or related humanities degree is required, plus two years of teaching
experience at secondary or college level or in museum education is
preferred. Master’s degree in art history and fundamental teaching
experience also preferred. An equivalent combination of education,
experience, and training may be considered. Offers of employment will be
made contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which will include
drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a police
records check.

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*Human Resources*
City Hall, 2nd floor
455 North Main
Wichita, KS 67202

*Hours*:
8 AM-5 PM
Monday-Friday

[image: Phone]: (316) 268-4531
[image: Fax]: (316) 268-4286

Anne Warren <AWarren@wichita.gov>
Interim Human Resources Director

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