Curator of Education – David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University

The David Owsley Museum of Art welcomes applications for a Curator of Education responsible for managing all museum education, including the development and implementation of creative programs, events, and activities.

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Position Function

Develop, oversee, and execute the museum’s public outreach and collaborate with other museum staff to engage the general public, including K-12 students, community members of all ages, and Ball State faculty, staff, and students through a broad range of inclusive programs that attract diverse audiences. See full position description on university website.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, museum studies or related discipline.

Minimum Experience

One year of experience planning, developing, and implementing education programs in a museum setting or comparable organization.

Minimum Other

Familiarity with primary and secondary school education curricula and working knowledge of museum education and object-based theories of learning

Excellent public speaking, writing, and editing skills

Ability to maintain excellent working relationships with a diverse range of individuals, including staff, faculty, students, volunteers, community partners, and the public with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, professionalism, and discretion

Proficiency with basic computer programs and current social media, as well as audience evaluation and implementation of visitor surveys

Ability to assess and manage multiple competing priorities and work well under pressure, with excellent time management, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills

Ability to adhere to museum policies and support management decisions in a professional manner

Ability to take part in programs outside of normal office hours, including on evenings and weekends

Ability to work effectively in a changing environment, including changing work demands, procedures, technology, or priorities

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree in art history, museum education, museum studies or related discipline.

Preferred Experience

Three to five years of experience planning, developing, and implementing education programs in an art museum.

Preferred Other

Previous experience in a college/university museum

Past experience with primary and secondary teacher training

Experience working with underserved groups and with the development of tours and programs, including those for visitors with special needs

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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The annual salary for this position is $54,000.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

About the David Owsley Museum of Art

The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University houses a world art collection with over 11,000 works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Europe, and the Americas. DOMA cultivates an inclusive approach to lifelong learning and recreation in the visual arts through exciting interdisciplinary art exhibitions with engaging displays of the permanent collection in an educational environment that serves both the University and the East Central Indiana region.

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