Education and Public Programs Manager – University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie

The UW Art Museum seeks an Education and Public Programs Manager to serve as the manager of the education and programming department and create and implement all public programs for the museum focused on increasing audience engagement for both adults and children; develop interpretations of the exhibitions for all audiences and learning levels; and incorporate a variety of artistic, cultural, and intellectual perspectives to engage the public and provide exceptional experiences for all ages and audiences in fulfillment of the museum’s mission and strategic vision.


  • Maintain a commitment to increasing diversity, equity, inclusion and access, and community service through the development of public programming, workshops, family activities, special programs, and guest lecturers/visiting artists on the collection and special exhibitions.
  • Coordinate museum and public programs with local and regional constituencies and assist with public events as needed.
  • Assess existing programs and department routines and plans to build on excellence in the creation of effective and efficient programming.
  • Conduct gallery talks and tours.
  • Provide presentations at public and community events on the museum’s behalf.
  • Advocate for art education and the use of the museum as an educational resource at all education levels.
  • Direct and oversee educational exhibitions in conjunction with the public school district.
  • Provide information for and write educational grant proposals.
  • Develop and maintain an active student/security docent program.
  • Develop training curriculum and materials for visitor services and student docents.
  • Coordinate and manage booking and scheduling of tours and class visits.
  • Supervise all personnel involved in the education programs of the museum including volunteers, artists, guest lecturers/educators, and interns.
  • Prepare the education department budget for approval by the director.
  • Work collaboratively with museum staff on grants, sponsorship, publicity, and social media strategies in support of education programs and special projects.


  • Ability to manage multiple, complex projects.
  • Ability to develop and implement policy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills.
  • Ability to provide and/or facilitate training.
  • Ability to supervise and/or lead.


This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.


Education: Master’s degree or terminal degree in Museum Education, Art History, Fine Art or a related field.

Experience: 3-5 years of experience in museum education 

Other requirements:

  • Knowledge of current methodologies and the use of new technologies in museum education.
  • Proven track record as a manager and effective leader. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Strong communication, organizational, speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Proficiency in Word/Excel/Outlook/Teams.  
  • Valid driver’s license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.


  • Progressively responsible experience in the management and delivery of education services in an academic setting.
  • Proven record of interdisciplinary program development and teaching.
  • Proven record of successful education development including grant writing.
  • Strong record of professional accomplishment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, problem-solving, partnership, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to provide leadership and work in a dynamic and collaborative environment. 


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit

  • Job Identification 213023
  • Posting Date 12/13/2021, 10:45 AM
  • Apply Before 01/12/2022, 11:59 PM
  • Job Schedule Full time
  • Posted Salary Range $50,000 – $60,000
  • Schedule (Hours Per Week) 40
  • Travel Yes, 5%

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