Job ID: 15222216
Position Title: Education Director
Company Name: Aspen Art Museum
Job Function: Education
Entry Level: No
Location(s): Aspen, Colorado, 81611, United States
Posted: October 10, 2013
Job Type: Full-time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: Master’s Degree
Min Experience: 3-5 Years
Required Travel:


Reporting to the AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, the Education Director will be a vital member of the Aspen Art Museum’s senior management and creative team, supervising the Education Department and working closely with the Curatorial Department to develop and implement world-class programs including artist-driven events, performances, lectures and conversations, gallery talks, and workshops. The Education Director must have a passion for contemporary art and the ability to spark interest, arouse curiosity, and engage others in learning about art utilizing visual literacy and object-oriented learning.


Vision education program for the AAM’s new facility, including the expansion of existing programs and development of new initiatives. Develop and plan a robust and lively roster of programs for the opening of the museum’s new building in 2014.

Build public engagement through innovative programming that encourages introspection and reflection, as well as promotes unexpected encounters with contemporary art and artists.

Create, plan, and manage the facilitation of all AAM exhibition-related educational and public programs.

Oversee all AAM educational outreach, school, and family programs and help identify other communities that can be positively impacted by contemporary art.

Oversee Education Coordinator, Outreach Educators, Workshop Instructors, Departmental Interns and Volunteers; provide education staff with training and materials about the museum’s exhibitions, as well as resources for engaging all audiences.

Create public-facing written and electronic interpretive materials for AAM exhibitions including, but not limited to, audio tours, teachers’ guides, and family guides.

Responsible for generating promotional material for AAM education programs. Work with web designers to maintain accurate and relevant content on AAM’s website.

Work with the CEO and Director to research and coordinate the Educator in Residence.

Collaborate with artists to produce Open Studio prompts.

Responsible for the development and implementation of the Young Curators of the Roaring Fork program and exhibition.

Initiate and oversee collaborations with local partners within the community.

Responsible for departmental budget including collaborating with Development department on grant writing and all annual reporting.


MA in Museum Education, Art History or equivalent.
3-5 years’ experience as a supervisor of education and education-related components in an art museum.
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask under pressure in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
Excellent time-management, problem-prevention, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to follow through and meet deadlines while coordinating many current and long-range projects simultaneously.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
In-depth knowledge and enthusiasm for contemporary visual art, artists, museums, and exhibitions.
Willingness to work extended hours and weekends as needed to be present at public programs.
Ability to represent the museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism, adhere to museum policies, maintain confidentiality, and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.


Contact Person: Karen Johnsen Phone: 970-925-8050 Ext. 10
Email Address: Fax: 970-925-8054