Assistant Curator of Education for School Programs – Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame

Job Description       

As the Snite Museum of Art prepares to transition to a new building and take on a new identity as the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, the institution seeks an Assistant Curator of Education for School Programs. This position reports to the Curator of Education for Public Programs and is part of an Education Department that also includes Academic Programs.

The Assistant Curator of Education for School Programs is both the public face of the Snite Museum of Art for many children and adults and a vital behind-the-scenes support staff member.  The Assistant Curator is an integral member of the Public Programs education team.

Specific responsibilities include:

·      teaching PreK-12 grade students onsite in Museum galleries and offsite in classrooms and community spaces

·      greeting and orienting school groups upon arrival at the Museum

·      managing the touring calendar and scheduling of docents

·      maintaining the online school tour sign up system and school visit statistics

·      working directly with teachers to develop curriculum connected experiences in the Museum

·      developing content for gallery experiences for school-age children

·      developing content and providing support for ongoing docent training

·      producing a bi-monthly educator e-newsletter

·      maintaining art supplies and materials for school programs

·      developing and maintaining digital education content as needed

·      assisting the Curator of Education for Public Programs with other education programs as needed

Minimum Qualifications    

BA or BFA in art education, art history, museum studies, studio art, or related humanities field, and/or at least 3-5 years of experience in a comparable position.

Preferred Qualifications     
            The ideal Assistant Curator is outgoing, creative, flexible, and organized and has the following attributes:

·      Creative thinker and problem solver with strong faculty for big-picture planning as well as execution of day-to-day details

·      Passionate about art, museums, and art education

·      Knowledgeable of current practices in education, art, social justice, and community engagement

·      Skilled at utilizing sound, independent judgment and making responsible decisions and recommendations

·      Works independently with confidence

·      Presents clear and comprehensive written reports, procedures, and oral presentations; excellent verbal and written communication skills

·      Enthusiastic learner

·      Flexible both in thinking and in action

·      Works collaboratively with diverse groups of people both within and outside the Museum

·      Values and provides excellent customer service skills

·      Strong work ethic and organization skills

·      Confident with computers—specifically Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Google products, internet searches, and email

·      MA/MFA degree in art education, art history, museum studies, studio art, or related humanities field

Salary Range: $35,000–$45,000/year

Applications accepted through August 31, 2021, at

Include cover letter and resumé

The Snite Museum of Art is a unit of the University of Notre Dame, located near South Bend, IN.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff, and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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