Posted June 2014
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Director of Education and Public Programs
Reporting to the Director of the Museum, the Director of Education and Public Programs will provide leadership to develop, deliver, and evaluate all Museum education programs and services for children and adults, both in-house and in the broader community.
Key areas of responsibility include:
• Interpretative Programs: Work collaboratively across departments to develop, implement and assess the Museum’s interpretive program to enhance the visitor experience and promote self-directed learning
• Community Partnerships: Work with community groups to provide educational experiences in partnership with other arts, cultural, educational and civic organizations at the Museum or off-site
• Resource Development: Work collaboratively with Museum Advancement to research and develop grants for the Education department
As a member of the Strategic Management Group, the Director of Education and Public Programs will participate in setting and implementing the strategic direction for the organization. He or she will provide leadership and guidance to direct reports and volunteers in concert with the Mission and Values of the Museum.
Background and Qualifications
• BA in art, art history, art education or a related field required, MA preferred
• 6 years of experience working in a museum environment, developing and implementing education and public programs
• 5 years progressive leadership experience in the museum or a related field, with a minimum of 3 years supervising others
• 5 years of professional experience in art education with both adults and children, preferably in a museum setting
Skills and Abilities
• Excellent leadership, coaching, planning and organization skills
• Effective oral and written communications, including ability to create and deliver public presentations
• Creative and innovative problem solver
• Team building skills with a collaborative management style
• Ability to forge and maintain effective working relationships within organization as well as with representatives of public and private organizations
• Working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of current art museum education
• Knowledge of art/art history/visual arts and working in the cultural sector
This is a full-time position and eligible for all Museum benefits.
Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need more information? Please call Cathy Ullery @ 505 946 1013.