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Head of Museum Education and Public Programs [Springville Museum of Art]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 9, 1974 in job announcements |
Location: Springville, UT
Salary Range: Grade 18. Pay range starts at $21.82/hr
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Benefits: Full benefits include health, dental and life insurance.
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Museum
Description: JOB SUMMARY

The Head of Museum Education and Public Programs will help to carry out the mission, policies and objectives of the Springville Museum of Art (SMA) and Springville City. He/She will serve as part of the Museum Executive team in the role of visitor advocate. This individual will be responsible for the interpretive and educational programs of the museum.

Duties: Essential Functions

Serves on the Executive Team with the Museum Director and Associate Director
Serves as an advocate for museum visitors and heads customer service programs
Oversees museum volunteer programs
Oversees educational spaces, publicity, programs and interpretive materials Serves in curatorial or other staff capacities as directed
Assists with grant requests, preparation, management, and evaluation
Oversees POPS (Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools) and SWAP (State Wide Arts Partnership) working with the Utah State Legislature and the Utah State Office of Education.

Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited university with a minimum of a Master’s degree in museum studies, art education, art history, humanities, museum or arts administration; must also have a minimum of five years of museum experience or arts administration. It is preferable that the candidate has published in the arts and/or museums field in a recognized professional manner.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

This is a leadership position and managerial experience is expected. The candidate must be able to delegate tasks and motivate educational staff, other professionals, and volunteers. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, including careful copy editing. Needs to demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, implement, supervise and evaluate effective and innovative educational programs. Must have a high degree of computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft Office, relevant design software, and social media applications.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Duties require standing, walking and/or sitting for extended periods of time. Climbing ladders and moderate lifting up to 50 lbs may also be required.

REQUIRED TESTING

Must pass a background check, drug screen, and physical.

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