Curator of Education: Museum of Art, Louisiana State University

Job Description:

The Curator of Education develops, manages, implements, and curates a cohesive group of education programs that link school and community audiences of all ages with the LSU Museum of Art’s collections and exhibitions.  This position acts as an integral part of the program development process and will work closely with the curator and key staff members on the development and implementation of educational programs. The Curator is committed to arts-integration K-12 education and creates innovative and collaborative educational programs for adults and youth with various departments of the University and the community partners.

40% Develops and implements interdisciplinary curricula (on-site, mobile settings, and virtual) based on exhibitions for a variety of programming needs including early childhood programs, school field trips, alternative educational settings, and weekend and summer camps.

15% Builds relationships with University faculty and students, K-12 teachers and administrators, and with community stakeholders to develop new initiatives, collaborations, and art related educational programs and to promote these programs in the community.

15% Works with curator(s) to develop interpretive material and programs for museum exhibitions, publications, and other appropriate contexts.

10% Manages and trains volunteers, work study students, and interns.  Additionally develop, train, and supervise a corps of docents, and develop a docent program for LSU students.  Serves as museum liaison to docent corps.

5% Creates and tracks budgets for the education department and its programs.  Is responsible for other administrative duties required to successfully manage the Education Department.

5% Works with the Director of Development to identify program-related funders.  Collaborates with Director of Development on solicitations by providing information required for proposals including program narratives and budgets.

5% Collaborates with university departments including the School of Art and Office of Diversity, faculty members, as appropriate, to develop resources for use in LSU courses.

5% Develop on-line supplementary educational resources and curricula and activities to support museum-based programs. Additionally, establishes and maintains relationships with other museum educators regionally and nationally.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in art or museum education, art history, studio art, or related field.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience.

Specific Experience: Experience in a museum setting or similar. • Prior supervisory experience. • Track record of successful grant writing. • Knowledge of current education theories and trends in formal and informal educational settings. • Ability to work in hands-on education programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in art or museum education, art history, studio art, or related field.

Years of Experience: 5 or more years with hands-on and supervisory experience.

Specific Experience: Preferably experience within a university art museum setting. Demonstrated track record of successful community engagement and partnerships.

Special or Physical Qualifications:

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. to move art materials and set up outreach projects, including tents.

Must be available to work some nights and weekends


Requirements: Driver’s license. This position requires a current Louisiana Class “E” driver’s license.

Additional Position Information:

Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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