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Coordinator [University of Utah]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 20, 1973 in job announcements |

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the campus of the University of Utah and offers visitors the opportunity to explore over 5,000 years of human creativity with a collection of almost 19,000 objects and art works from classic Greek and Roman antiquities to cutting-edge, contemporary art. Founded in 1914, the UMFA is the state of Utah’s official museum and the University of Utah’s art museum, creating exhibitions and program to serve a wide array of audiences. The UMFA today is housed in the award-winning Marcia and John Price Museum Building.

As a member of the Department of Education and Engagement at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Manager of Educator Programs develops and manages programs to engage and support K-12 Educators in the region and statewide. This position also serves as a liaison between the UMFA and educators.

1. Develop Educator Resources and Programs 40%
• Develop teacher resources to parallel curricula of K-12 outreach and tour programs. Collaborate closely with Assistant Curator of Education, Public School Programs and Statewide Outreach on related programs.
• Manage the loan of curricular kits to educators.
• Develop content and format for educator events and trainings, including resource kits and pedagogical support materials.
• Arrange for presenters, plan events.

2. Develop and Manage Events for Adult Learners 20%
• Develop enrichment programs for educators that support their own adult learning.
• Manage on-site adult education programs that are eligible for teacher professional development credits, in communication with the State Office of Education.
• Communicate with artists, curators, and other partners in the development of these events.

3. Deliver Trainings and Presentations 15%
• Providing in-Museum and off-site trainings for educators regarding object-based learning, arts integration, and the content of UMFA exhibitions.

4. Communicate with State Office of Education 5%
• Communicate regarding the parameters of awarding professional development credits to K-12 educators. Arrange for awarding of professional development credits; maintain records.

5. Partner with University Departments and K-12 Educators 10 %
• Facilitate collaborations with University Departments of Education, Art Education, and others to engage and provide resources for pre-service teachers.
• Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with K-12 educators.
• Prioritize collaborations; manage projects.

6. Other Duties 5%
• Represents the Department of Education and Engagement on exhibition planning teams and plans and executes exhibition-related educational programming as assigned.
• Supports Education and Engagement programs, potentially including docent trainings, family events, and university programs.
• Advises the Department of Education and Engagement on best ways to reach and serve educators.
• Oversees annual budget for main duties under the supervision of the Director of Education and Engagement.

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education), and two years related experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Art, Art History, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
• Experience teaching and/or working with K-12 teachers.
• Experience writing curricula and developing educational programs.
• Art knowledge and familiarity; facility in discussing arts exhibitions and programs.
• Experience organizing activities and planning events for an academic community.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Embrace of arts integration and interdisciplinary perspectives.
• Excellent organization and problem-solving skills.
• Creative thinker, professional demeanor.
• General office and computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop).

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