Education Coordinator – The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

Position Summary:

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Open to the public year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection on view both at the Museum and The Alfond Inn at Rollins. In 1981, the Museum became Florida’s first college museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums (currently the American Alliance of Museums) and continues in 2018 as one of only four AAM-accredited museums in greater Orlando.

The CFAM Education Coordinator is a part of the curatorial team spearheading educational programs. This position is responsible for planning, creating content for and coordinating the implementation of K-12 educational programming for the museum and in the community as part of the museum’s outreach program. This role oversees a team of teaching artists, volunteers, and work study students.

The Education Coordinator is a grant funded position at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum as a full time, one year, in residence appointment (renewable yearly).

Primary responsibilities include:

  • In close collaboration with the Associate Curator of Education and the Curator, plan and develop children’s programming. Lead role in implementation of all K-12 programs.
  • Assist and teach with the team of teaching artists who provide instruction as part of the Art Time Outreach program.
  • Plan, create content for, and implement K-12 programs utilizing and growing current platform. Train and supervise volunteers and work study students.
  • Contribute to creating marketing and outreach materials for educational programs (including special programs for members, e-blasts, web content etc.).
  • Help in writing grants for K-12 educational programming.
  • Plan schedule, and conduct gallery tours for K-12 students and families.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Curator of Education, create specific educational materials for exhibitions (children’s labels and brochures, children’s audio guides, other special materials).
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Curator of Education.
  • To learn more about the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, please visit:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College degree (in art history and/or education) required.
  • At least 2-3 years of related experience is required. Experience teaching in a museum preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Broad knowledge of art history and the ability to interpret a collection for a general audience of all ages.
  • Ability to translate complex context into teaching moments, and to engage children of all ages; teaching experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency with computers and desktop software skills (MS Word, Access, and Excel).
  • Ability to meet, inform and interact with students, faculty, staff and the public in a professional, courteous, manner.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Complete tasks on time, including implementation of programs, submit grant applications, grant reports, board reports, event planning, purchase of materials, among others.

To apply, please submit an application at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Rollins offers a competitive salary plus generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with 11.5% employer contribution, etc.

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