Applications due September 8, 2014.
The Taft Museum of Art in vibrant downtown Cincinnati, Ohio seeks dynamic, creative, visionary Director of Education to help it engage new audiences, increase public involvement, expand its role in the community. Director of Education is part of senior management team and oversees $375,000 budget, 4 employees, plus volunteers. AAM-accredited, AAMD member museum in sound financial condition. 2013 visitation: 51,000, including 1,730 students, 7,900 program participants. Recent 23,000-square-foot expansion transformed the Taft into one of the finest small art museums in America. Cincinnati is one of the top five cities in the US for per capita spending on the arts and is home to a thriving arts community. Affordable cost of living, lively downtown, diverse neighborhoods. Greater Cincinnati, the largest metropolitan area in Ohio, is home to 2.1 million. Requirements: M.A. or equivalent in Art History preferred. Coursework/degree in Museum Education and knowledge of decorative arts desirable. 5-7 years professional experience in art-museum education, 2-3 in management role. Ability to assess/reshape existing programs, develop new programs to increase public involvement and engage broader, more diverse constituency of adults, children, families. Ability to arouse curiosity/spark interest in art among docents, board, public, staff. Strong verbal, written communication and organizational skills, plus ability to develop and manage budgets. Capacity to work collaboratively with museum leadership, other departments, docents, and volunteer groups. Visit http://www.taftmuseum.org. Job details: http://www.museum-search.com. Applications: Email cover letter, résumé, salary requirement, names/contact information for 3 references by 9/8/2014 to: Gail Nessell Colglazier, Museum Search & Reference, SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome. Posted on: 08/14/2014