Curator of Education: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia

[Full-time (12 months), academic professional position]
[Include CV and letter of application]
Salary negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

The Curator of Education develops and implements academic programs of all ages, including K-12, undergraduate and graduate students, adult and senior audiences. This person organizes comprehensive public and academic programming, such as lectures and gallery talks, film series and special programs to reach students and faculty on campus, in addition to members of the community. He or she works closely with faculty to design tours and programs that will help students make connections between the works of art in the museum and themes in their courses. The curator will serve as a liaison to the Lamar Dodd School of Art, serving on committees and teaching art education and museum studies courses as needed. As department head and coordinator of the education department at the museum, the curator directs the departmental staff in programming and financial responsibilities. As head of the education department, the position collaborates with the other curatorial staff of the museum to coordinate educational programs and activities that facilitate the interpretation of works of art in the collection and correlate programming with exhibitions.

Required Qualifications: The position requires five years of experience directly related to the development and implementation of academic programs, including but not limited to, lectures and gallery talks, internship programs, collaborative film series, and state-wide and local educational outreach programs for all ages. She or he will coordinate the museum’s internship program and, along with the associate curator of education, coordinate the museum studies certificate program. The curator will work with the director and other curators to develop and present symposia, colloquia, conferences, etc. A doctorate in art history or art education or a closely related field is required. This faculty position requires completion of the terminal degree. The following skills or qualities are required:

  • Strong leadership, collaboration, and supervisory skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, internal and external to the college, including administrators, faculty, staff, and school and community leaders
  • Strong presentation and writing skills
  • Commitment to student, faculty and staff diversity
  • Ability to develop academic programming with university faculty

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with the development and implementation of a museum studies certification program and experience in coordination of docent education are preferred qualifications for this position. Minimum of five years college/university art museum experience preferred

The museum: Opened in 1948, the Georgia Museum of Art is accredited by AAM and is a member of AAMD. It is both a university museum and the official state museum of art. The museum offers programming for patrons of all ages, from children to senior citizens, as well as free admission to the public for all exhibitions. It carries out an ambitious exhibition and acquisition program, organizing its own exhibitions in-house, creating traveling exhibitions for other museums and galleries, and playing host to traveling exhibitions from around the country and the world. It hosts approximately 80,000 visitors a year. Visit for more details.

The university: The museum is located on the campus of the University of Georgia, the birthplace of public higher education in the United States. A land- and sea-grant institution that is the flagship institution of the state university system, it enrolls approximately 36,500 students in its 17 schools and colleges. The university’s libraries are ranked among the nation’s best for research, and it is a leader among public universities in the numbers of major scholarships earned by its students. U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges” edition ranks UGA 18th among public universities. Its NCAA Division I sports teams have won 41 national championships, including 28 since 1999.

The town: Athens, Georgia is located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately 300 miles from the coast. With a population of more than 100,000, Athens serves the region as an educational, medical, business, industrial, and retail center. The city benefits from strong historic preservationist activity and nurtures artists, writers, musicians, and poets. Cultural, sporting, and outdoor opportunities abound, for both adults and children. The public school system is recognized statewide for excellence, and there are several outstanding independent and parochial schools in the area. Both the city and the university have a public transit system. Urban, suburban, and rural housing is available either for purchase or rent. For more information about Athens, please visit the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau website at

The Georgia Museum of Art shares the mission of the University of Georgia to support and promote teaching, research, and service. Specifically, the museum exists to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret significant works of art. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Provide letter of application, CV with names and contact address/phone numbers of three references, and any relevant materials by submitting application to Posting Number 2017_00443F at the University of Georgia Faculty Jobs website: Candidates invited for interviews will be asked for evidence of scholarly writing. Open until filled. Anticipated start date is January 2, 2018 or as negotiated.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Categories: Job Postings