Assistant Curator/Master Teacher – The University of Wyoming Art Museum (UWAM)


The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives


The University of Wyoming Art Museum (UWAM) seeks a Master Teacher to work full-time in the museum’s education department under the supervision of the Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement. This year-round position collaboratively plans, oversees and implements the Pre-K – 12 and family programs and occasionally teaches in the College of Education and/or Department of Art and Art History.  


  • Responsible for coordinating and administering dynamic educational programs to reach diverse audiences and enhance the mission of University of Wyoming Art Museum.
  • Research, design and implement Pre-K – 12 educational programs, including (but not limited to) standards-based tour experiences, summer camps, family days, holiday and special events, etc.
  • Develop and implement methods of evaluation for program success, making adjustments when appropriate.
  • Recruit, train and manage corps staff of up to 6 part time teaching artists and volunteers for educational programs.
  • Teach one section (2 per academic year) of EDEL 3170, Art in the Elementary School, and work with Art Education practicum students.
  • Maintain all program-related supplies, equipment and educational materials.
  • Prepare written materials and accompanying photos for various marketing and publicity needs.
  • Participate in school and community activities that heighten the awareness of UWAM programs.
  • Develop and provide web-based curricular materials for teacher-use statewide.
  • Engage in collaborative research that examines the role of the art museum in Pre-K-12 education and student learning from multiple perspectives and across different disciplines. Regularly report findings.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with community, such as public-school system, parents and children, students and teachers, donors and potential donors, and colleagues in the field of education.
  • Work with education coordinator to provide necessary documentation of program participation and demographic data as needed for reported requirements.
  • Document, assess and regularly report program activities and accomplishments to Curator of Education.
  • Work with senior leadership team (Curator of Education, Assistant Director/Business Manager and Director/Chief Curator) and other staff to design, update and implement departmental policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate on budget planning, mid-year forecasting and fiscal-year budget planning.


Other duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor’s degree in art, art education, art history or related fields.
  • Minimum 3-5 years teaching experience combined with art/art history background.
  • Knowledge and experience with Pre-K – 12 education standards and formal classroom settings.
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.


  • Knowledge of museum professional standards.
  • Demonstrated studio techniques and abilities to manage busy studio space.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse settings and with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all ages (pre-K through older adults).
  • Demonstrated ability to work with remote and underserved audiences and students/participants with varying abilities (very rural, incarcerated, older adults, veterans, etc.).
  • Successful track record of providing teacher training or professional development opportunities.


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V., contact information for four work-related references, and curriculum example that includes teaching samples/student portfolio. Combine all documents in one file to upload.

Incomplete applications may not be considered. Note that applications cannot be edited once submitted.       


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email

Salary range is $45,000 – $47,000.


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

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