Located in the Blount Cultural Park, The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts features a comprehensive survey of 19th and 20th century American painting, including the Blount Collection; and growing collections of works on paper, decorative arts, Southern regional art, and African art. Education is key to the Museum’s mission, and the facility houses a fine auditorium, several studio spaces, a gallery dedicated to the year-round display of student artwork, and the ARTWORKS gallery, an interactive educational gallery. Currently the Museum is working to create a 3-acre sculpture garden that will include outdoor studio space for ARTWORKS. Admission to the MMFA is FREE, and the Museum strives to attract all members of our community.
Assistant Curator of Education for Youth, Family, and Studio Programs?develops, oversees, and leads educational programs for Youth (preK-12) and Family audiences and all studio programs, in order to broaden the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ impact on the community and diverse audiences.
Drawing upon museum pedagogy, designs all youth and family programs including gallery, studio, and interdisciplinary components; working in cooperation with community partners and the general public.
Designs studio offering to include discussion, drawing, painting, ceramics, collection connections; offerings for a range of ages, youth summer art camps, and classes for future outdoor studio. Maintains and prepares studios.
Curates exhibitions of student artwork, establishing themes and juries, oversees the student art collection.
With the other Curators of Educations, develops (Alabama) curriculum-based and other tours, incorporating gallery, ARTWORKS, and studio experiences. Works closely with the Tour Curator to oversee daily operation of school tour program.
With the other Curators of Education, develops teacher resources and teacher workshops.
Collaborates with the ARTWORKS Educator and Outreach Coordinator on youth programming.
Leads youth and family programs, teacher workshops, docent training and tours and instructs studio classes to a range of audiences as needed.
Acts as a liaison between the Museum, area schools and community groups, participates in professional organizations.
Prepares written materials, including gallery interpretive materials for youth, program evaluations, promotional and materials and other materials for publication.
Takes an active role in departmental planning, development, goals and budgeting.
The Museum Curator II reports to the Museum Curator III, Curator of Education.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of museum pedagogy, art history (American Art preferred), and art teaching principles.
Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.
Program management and collaboration skills.
Ability to connect works of art to visitors’ life experiences, to encourage creativity and critical thinking, and to cultivate Museum volunteers and constituents of all agues.
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds unassisted as needed to move and lift boxes of materials and supplies; ability to climb a five-step ladder, reach, stoop, bend, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Must have and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license as needed to travel to local agencies or businesses.
Must be willing to work evenings and weekends, as needed by Museum.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education, Museum Studies, Art History, Design, Studio Art or related field.
Two (2) years of education experience in a museum, non-profit, or school.
Note: Preference may be given to applicants with a Master’s degree in one of the majors listed above and to those with experience in a Museum.
The job is a City of Montgomery position. To apply, please visit the job posting on the website of the City of Montgomery, City and County Personnel:
Deadline June 22, 2016
- Montgomery, Alabama, 36117, United States
- May 17, 2016
- Assistant Curator of Education, Youth, Family, and Studio Programs
- Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
- 1-2 Years
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