Assistant Curator of Student Engagement – Stanley Museum of Art, University of Iowa

The Stanley Museum of Art is seeking one full time (100%), Assistant Curator of Student Engagement. UI Stanley Museum of Art welcomes the University of Iowa community, all Iowans, and the world to discover and enjoy extraordinary works of art, explore new ideas, and cultivate new insights into history, culture, and the act of creation. We build diverse communities around our collections by fostering creative connections across the university, the state, and the world. Through the wise stewardship and dynamic presentation of the collections in our care, the Stanley encourages transformative encounters with works of art and contemplation of the human story.

WHAT YOU’LL DO: The Stanley Museum of Art’s Assistant Curator of Student Engagement works closely with UI undergraduate and graduate students at the Stanley, including student employees, volunteers, and visitors.

In this role, you will foster a strong and enduring relationship between UI students and the Museum through developing, implementing, and expanding student-centered programming, the student docent program, the Stanley Campus Council. You will build on current student-centered programming at the Stanley to include professional development workshops open to all UI students, professional development programs for Stanley interns and fellows, social and educational events, and events organized by the Stanley Campus Council. You will collaborate with student organizations and other units on campus to create impactful, synergetic programs for UI students.

Success in this position requires building and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of students, staff, faculty, and community partners. You may be the ideal candidate if you possess a demonstrated commitment to student-centered learning and programming and advanced skills in planning and implementing public programs.

Key areas of responsibility include:

Develop and implement new outreach programming for UI students.

Propose and implement professional training and enrichment workshops schedule for student employees in conversation with the Museum Director and department heads.

Create and deliver student-centered programming related to current and upcoming exhibitions.

Develop and implement student docent program in collaboration with the Curator of Learning & Engagement.

Create and realize student-centered programming, including programming developed with the Stanley Campus Council.

*For a full job description, including all duties and competencies assigned, please e-mail the contact listed below or visit: Job Opportunities (Org 02 & 35) | Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost – The University of Iowa (


Education, Experience, and Competencies Required

BA in art history, museum studies, or related field or equivalent work experience.

At least 1–2 years of experience with public programming in museums or related organization.

Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, and collaboration are essential.

Demonstrates a WORKING proficiency level in:

Working collaboratively as part of a team and written and oral communication skills.

Computer software applications

Demonstrates the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure to ensure efficient prioritization and key tasks are completed.

Maintains a passion for and commitment to welcoming, encouraging, educating, and engaging guests of all ages and families of all types.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity in an academic environment, in a workplace setting, and/or in the community

Desirable Qualifications

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in programming and outreach.

Experience building relationships across diverse groups.

Experience with organizing and running public events/programming.

Experience coordinating educational/instructional programs including research programs and extra-curricular activities.

Demonstrated managerial experience.


In order to be considered for interview, applicants must upload both of the following and marking them each as a “Relevant File” to the job submission:

a resume, and

a cover letter.


This position salary range is advertised below.  Reach out to the contact person to learn more about benefits, compensation practices, and career development opportunities.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days (for P&S) and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to five (5) professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions, contact Tracey Pritchard at

Classification Title: Program & Outreach Coordinator

Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific

Schedule: Full-time


Pay Level: 3A

Starting Salary Minimum: 39208

Starting Salary Maximum: 41000

Contact Information

Organization: Provost

Contact Name: Tracey Pritchard

Contact Email:

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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