Coordinator of Learning and Engagement – Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA), Utah State University

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The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) at Utah State University seeks an energetic and experienced arts educator to lead the Museum’s growing K-12 and community outreach programs. These programs include outreach to schools statewide as well as community and K-12 education programs onsite at NEHMA.

The ideal candidate will develop innovative learning and engagement opportunities that enable diverse groups of youth, families, and adults to have personally meaningful experiences with modern and contemporary art. This person will work alongside other Museum staff to develop and review all exhibition-related interpretive materials to ensure that resources are accessible and educational. Additionally, this person will have input on exhibition planning as it impacts the Museum’s ability to successfully deliver educational and outreach programs.

Review of applications will begin 4/12/2021 and continue until the position is filled. This is an exempt, 75% time, benefited position.


Develop and implement K-12 educational programming for NEHMA, including Mobile Art Truck visits to schools and other locations, on-site museum field trip programming and curriculum for different grade levels, digital programming including Nearpods, videos, virtual tours and digital field trips, and teacher professional development.

Manage NEHMA’s fulfillment of the requirements of the Professional Outreach Programs in Schools (POPS) grant, including the implementation of programming for each Utah school district over a three-year period, as well as tracking and reporting for the POPS organization.

Manage Mobile Art Truck programming for school visits locally and throughout the state. This includes driving a 30-foot truck, outside of Cache County and for overnight stays on occasion.

Develop relationships with district arts coordinators, principals, and individual teachers throughout the state of Utah, as well as Museum colleagues.

Supervise and work closely with the other NEHMA Assistant Coordinator of Learning & Community Engagement, whose responsibilities focus on coordinating and developing community programs to ensure comprehensive programming and planning.

Train and supervise student staff to assist with the delivery of these programs, as well as train and support docents in their participation in Museum events and the development of tours.

Develop and manage budget for programs, working with executive director and financial officer, as well as track participation and evaluate programming.

Provide an annual summary report on the Museum’s education program for presentation to the Museum’s advisory board, grant reports, POPS organization, and other applications.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably art or arts education, with a minimum of two years working experience as an educator.

Teaching experience in a K-12 classroom, museum setting, or similar setting including experience managing a classroom.

Experience working with Utah Core Standards, or similar state standards, and incorporating them into comprehensive programming for the year.

Experience creating cross-disciplinary curriculum.

Experience with the development and delivery of object-based learning.

Have a working knowledge of American art and a demonstrated interest and capacity to learn more about artworks in the collection that address topics relevant to K-12 curriculum needs.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of the application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. However, in certain instances employees may work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Employees could be exposed to hazardous chemicals.  Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).  Bending and stooping is occasionally required. Employees nearly continuously listen, hear, and talk.

College/Department Highlights

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art was founded in 1982 with the ceramics collection of philanthropist and namesake Nora Eccles Harrison. The Museum has since expanded to include over 5,500 modern and contemporary works with an emphasis on art from the Western United States. The Museum’s collection continues to grow with regular acquisitions. The Museum has a 26,000 sq. ft. facility with galleries spanning across two floors with approximately 8,700 sq. ft. of exhibition space as well as an object research center with visible storage and library, a café and museum store. The Museum also has a Mobile Art Truck to take programming to the schools and community. As an academic museum.

The Museum organizes temporary exhibitions and numerous public events, all free of charge, to provide educational opportunities for USU undergraduate and graduate students as well as K-12 and community groups. These include class meetings, artist talks, curator talks, film screenings, educational activities, and tours designed to interpret, present, and foster learning about visual art. NEHMA also leads programs such as its Museum + Music Series and Community Art Days that are geared to bring together the community. 

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is a reporting unit to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. For more information, please visit our website at .

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695,

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USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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