Position Description: The Rubin Museum of Art is a dynamic environment
that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal
connections to the idea, cultures, and art of Himalayan Asia. Now in its
ninth year, the Museum welcomes over 175,000 visitors annually and has
6,000 members. The Museum¹s preeminent collection includes works of art
from present-day Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Mongolia, Nepal,
Pakistan, and the Tibetan Plateau. The pace is lively with more than ten
changing exhibitions and more than 250 public programs a year.The Museum
seeks a Head of Interpretation and Innovation who will be responsible for
all educational resources presented in support of gallery learning for
audiences. The Head of Interpretation and Innovation will work with the
Director of Education & Engagement to create and implement exhibition and
collection related initiatives such as: interpretive didactics, explorer
area resources, and docent and guide training. Interpretive initiatives
will address overall Museum strategic goals and provide a bridge between
scholarly and general audiences.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops interpretive efforts for public learning
including gallery didactics, docent training, audio tours, explore areas,
etc. Supervises Interpretation & Innovation staff: educational resource
coordinator, visitor experience coordinator, and gallery program
coordinator. Collaborates with curatorial and education staff to develop
resources that complement the Rubin Museum¹s collection and help
participants form authentic and personal connections to the art of the
Himalayas. Evaluates and revises program activities to maintain excellence.
Conducts ongoing assessment of effectiveness of interpretive strategies.
Leads staff training on the Museum¹s collection and exhibitions. Oversees
coordination of schedules for museum guides and visitor experience staff.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Graduate degree in related field (art history or museum
education) and 5 years of museum experience. Knowledge of Buddhist Art or
Asian studies preferred. Excellent verbal and written skills are essential.
Proven track record in developing, implementi…
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Competitive and attractive benefits
Job Date: 2013-11-07
Application Info: Indicate Head of Interpretation & Innovation on the
Subject Line of email or in body of cover letter. Applications in
electronic format preferred, and accepted at email@example.com Mailed
applications Manager, Human Resources, Rubin Museum of Art,150 West 17th
Street, New York, New York 10011
Contact Name: Hazel King, Human Resources Manager
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: (212) 620-5000
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