Posted July 31, 2014.

Lead a team that develops innovative, audience-centered programs which connect diverse communities with our global collections and exhibitions. In support of the MIA’s mission, engage life-long learners in a variety of programs that reach multiple learning styles and foster 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, and global awareness). Design, plan, test, implement, and evaluate new program formats and strategies and develop participatory and innovative programming in conjunction with special projects, exhibitions, and the permanent collection.

In this role, you will…

Provide leadership and vision for Multi-Generational Learning programs in the museum and the community.
Establish department priorities and long-range plans, which serve the mission and are aligned with the strategic plan.
Supervise and provide guidance and support for Community Arts Associates. Collaboratively develop engaging and relevant outreach and community-based programs/initiatives for diverse audiences.
Oversee the museum’s program of studio classes and workshops for youth, teen, and adult audiences. Collaboratively develop evaluation methodologies for studio programs, and uses data to enhance and improve programs.
Work with Manager of Lectures and Academic programs and curators to develop a schedule of talks and programs that attract and engage current and potential audiences.
Participate in division planning meetings to offer a coordinated range of programs throughout the year.
Proactively work with community groups and representatives to reach an expanded audience. Collaborate with other institutions to broaden programming and potential audiences.
Job Requirements
Master’s degree in art history, art education, museum studies, the humanities, or related field.
Knowledge of educational methodologies and philosophies, visitor research/evaluation, informal learning environments, and gallery and studio teaching practices.
Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in museum or other cultural institution in planning and implementing programs, community engagement initiatives, exhibitions, visitor research, interpretation, and other activities for diverse audiences.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent written and verbal skills, including the ability to tailor speech and writing to a variety of audiences and purposes.
Demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from a wide range of social, economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software.
Ability to lift and move heavy objects.
Who You Are

You are a collaborative team player with a positive attitude. You’re self-motivated and results driven. You have the agility and ability to work well under pressure. You are innovative and continually thinking of new ways of doing things. You are mission-centered and dedicated to life-long learning.

You’re good at and enjoy…

Creative problem solving
Experimenting and taking calculated risks
Working with a variety of personalities
Collaborating with a team towards common goals
Interpreting art and making it accessible to all audiences
Thinking of new, dynamic ways to engage and connect with visitors
Contact Person: Human Resources Phone: 612-870-3014
Email Address: Fax: 612-870-3263
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