Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs – Oklahoma State University Museum of Art

The OSU Museum of Art is seeking an Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs who will build upon current strengths and develop K-12 programs in concert with the Education team’s recently completed interpretive plan and the growing needs of our public partners. This is a full-time position reporting to the Director.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves with the Education and Programming Coordinator and Curator of Education and Public Programming for School and Teacher Programs and for Family and Outreach Programs as the management team responsible for implementing the Museum’s education plan.
  • Assists with managing schedules and training of Museum Associates (student staff).
  • Planning and implementing evening and monthly programs such as Second Saturday, Final Fridays, writingLAB, artLAB, and other community focused programming.
  • Plans with the Curatorial team, Curator of Education and Education Interns and is responsible for the schedule of public programs related to the Museum collection and special exhibitions. These include lectures, panels and symposia, interdisciplinary arts/studio arts workshops and visiting scholars’ programs. Is responsible for developing project budgets and implementation.
  • Participates with other educators in preparing and presenting public gallery talks, public lectures and tours on the collection, as needed, at the Museum and in the community.
  • Leads docent education sessions for new docent candidates.
  • Develops content for tours and programs and participates in development of other digital technology for programming.
  • Works with Communications to develop promotional materials for public programming.

Required qualifications:

  • Education/ Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education with Teaching Credentials
  • Experience may substitute for credentials.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in the field of Museum Education.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, adaptable to learn new software.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: Master’s Degree in Art Education
  • Five (5) years’ experience in the field of Museum Education.
  • Proficient in digital media and production of interactive learning materials.
  • The successful candidate must be an exceptional communicator through written communications and public speaking.  Must be a team player with a positive attitude, able to balance roles as an educator, administrator and manager.  Bi-lingual skills (English-Spanish) a plus.

About Oklahoma State University & the OSU Museum of Art

OSU is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

Oklahoma State University Museum of Art’s mission is to advance creativity, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement through exhibitions and programs. The Museum contributes to the academic research and teaching of Oklahoma State University and is committed to serving learners from communities across Oklahoma and beyond. Housed in a repurposed 1933 post office located off campus, the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art opened its doors in this location in January 2014. With primary holdings in modern and contemporary American art, the Museum’s inherited collections have grown from 3,000 to 5,000 objects. We are the only art museum within the 135 mile stretch between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Our annual attendance ranges between 6,000 and 7,600 visitors and admission is free.

To Apply

Job number AS9052

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