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Maguire Museum Education Outreach Coordinator
Internal and External Applicants
Full-Time or Part-Time Status
Full-Time, 12 Months
Staff Job Type
Position Summary or Faculty Qualifications
The Frances M. Maguire Art Museum (FMAM) at Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) seeks an experienced, creative, and forward-thinking museum educator to conceive and implement educational programs. The Educational Outreach Coordinator will serve as the principal liaison for the museum to SJU students as well as families, K-12 educators and students, schools, and community partners in the greater Philadelphia region. The Educational Outreach Coordinator will cultivate collaborative relationships with museum and academic colleagues and campus and community groups to create a dynamic range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities using innovative teaching strategies and interpretive tools to deepen cultural competence.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, promote, and implement educational programming related to the Museum’s exhibitions, collections, and mission using a wide variety of delivery methods that serve the University community and the museum’s surrounding communities. These include, but are not limited to, guided school and group tours, virtual field trips and programs, family days, summer camps, and online educational content.
Work closely with other museum staff to develop and implement educational programming to support and enhance exhibitions of the permanent collection and loan shows, as well as special events.
Recruit, train, coordinate, and supervise volunteer and student docents and student employees.
Serve as a liaison with the Education Department regarding SJU student teaching opportunities.
Conceive and oversee the production of education and promotional materials for programs and exhibitions, website content, press releases, e-newsletters, and other materials as needed.
Identify grant opportunities and contribute to the development of narratives and budgets for grant applications to federal, state, and private funding sources for support of the museum’s educational programs.
Manage, identify, and maintain new tools and technology for audience cultivation, including virtual programming and tours, creative AV content, and social media outreach.
Identify and apply for grants to support programming.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by director.
Identify and cultivate strong relationships with SJU, community, and regional educational representatives and organizations.
Identify and cultivate external program partners and audiences.
Coordinate programmatic initiatives with campus administration and other academic units
Provide research, editing, and content writing support for interpretive and didactic exhibition and collection related materials.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours
Some early morning or evening hours on occasion
Some possible weekend hours during summer orientation
Moderate physical activity. Requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
No or very limited exposure to physical risk
Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in museum studies, art history, art, education, or closely related field
Minimum of three years professional experience in the classroom and/or museums or other experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with the public and a wide range of colleagues and constituencies in a diverse community.
Demonstrated leadership and resourcefulness.
Demonstrated experience in creating, planning, organizing, coordinating and implementing diverse educational programs at the pre-K-12 in museum or informal learning contexts.
Demonstrated record of success in developing, planning, prioritizing, implementing and evaluating short-and long-range goals, meeting deadlines, and developing project budgets and projections.
Master’s degree, preferably in museum studies, art history, art, education, or closely related field
Familiarity with national, state, and local standards at the K-12 level
Familiarity with knowledge and experience of museum principles, objectives, and practices
Experience in recruiting, training, supervising, and motivating student employees and volunteers within area of specialty
Experience with Adobe and Microsoft Suite, internet and social media experience
Fluency in Spanish
281021 – Maguire Museum
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