The Museum Educator for School Programs is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of content and programs for all grades, including those focused on middle and high school students, college fellows, and artists-in-residence in alignment with the goals and objectives of the museum.  Revising or writing tours and organizing and teaching art workshops is also required. By expanding outreach to schools, teachers and colleges via mail, social media and other determined methods, the Museum Educator will work to ensure that all exhibition and programmatic offerings of the museum (including but not limited to museum galleries, Yeck endowment programs, The Lange Family Experiencenter, Draw from the Collection, Muse Machine, etc.) are accessible to all.  The Museum Educator will pursue selected museum initiatives and partnerships related to school programs and events and serve as a liaison for developing the Museum as a resource for promoting visual arts education for school children. The Museum Educator will assist the Curator of Education as needed to develop interpretive focus, organization, and content for special exhibitions using traditional methods and new media, and including tours, interactivities, targeted programs, and online resource development for curriculum-based informal education.  This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule.  Many museum events are on weekends and evenings.  Work schedule may vary to accommodate events schedule.

  • Master’s degree in art education (preferred), museum studies, or a related discipline
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience working with education or school programs
  • Classroom teaching and/or Museum education programming preferred
  • Equivalent experience will also be considered, as long as the applicant has at least three years in a full-time teaching or art-related position
  • Administrative and grant support experience desired
  • Ability to read and understand museum audience evaluation reports, program strategy documents, operational plans, and fundamental informal learning theory frameworks
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate well both orally and in written form with museum members, visitors and colleagues of different ages, interests, and backgrounds
  • Strong organizational skills with close attention to details; exceptional resourcefulness and displays good professional judgment, problem solving, and ability to work under pressure exercising tact and diplomacy at all times
  • Must be able to thrive in a multi-tasking and changing work environment and have the initiative to undertake and complete projects accurately, on deadline, and at times with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of current museum and informal educational practices, as well as visitor studies
  • Research, writing, editing, and information management skills
  • Proven project planning, coordination, and evaluation skills
  • Proven ability to work well within deadlines on multiple and varied projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as the Internet for research
  • Proficiency with digital technology, new and emerging media, and current social media, mobile devices and other relevant media
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively

For consideration, please submit letter of interest including desired salary range, Curriculum Vitae or resume and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, HR/Administration Director or email to Email is the preferred method for applying, with all attachments in MS Word or .pdf format only.  The subject line of your email must include your full name and title of the position for which you are applying (for example: Monica Walker, Museum Educator for School Programs).  Please do not include the cover letter and/or resume in the body of your email.

Candidates must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen, nicotine/tobacco test and criminal records check.

Submission deadline: May 13, 2016.  Please note that incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

The Dayton Art Institute is a smoke, nicotine and tobacco free workplace.  In an effort to improve the overall health of the workforce and while reducing health care benefit costs, The Dayton Art Institute has enhanced its Nicotine/Tobacco Free Workplace Policy to no longer hire nicotine/tobacco users. The use of any nicotine products including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and any other products containing nicotine and/or other nicotine products that are not approved by the Federal Drug Administration for tobacco cessation are prohibited. The use of electronic smoking devices (also known as electronic cigarettes or “e-cigarettes”) is prohibited in any place where smoking of tobacco products are prohibited.


Job Information
  • Dayton, Ohio, 45405, United States
  • 28040635
  • April 18, 2016
  • Museum Educator for School Programs
  • The Dayton Art Institute
  • Education
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • 3-5 Years
  • 0-10%