Manager of Community Learning and Engagement – Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln


Salary: $52,000/annual

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The Sheldon Museum of Art seeks a Manager of Community Learning and Engagement to engage a broad and diverse array of community members—including adults, families, teens, early childhood, K-12 students and educators, and lifelong learners—with Sheldon’s exhibitions, collection, and programs. They center and catalyze local, regional, and national communities through innovative learning initiatives and meaningful bi-directional partnerships–including a long-standing relationship with Lincoln Public Schools. This position develops and implements dynamic and inclusive public programs that bring the museum to life for both frequent and infrequent museum visitors. It also works closely with Sheldon’s engagement and curatorial team to develop and implement orientation, wayfinding, and in-gallery interpretive tools that activate the museum’s space and ensure that Sheldon is an inviting and inspiring place for every visitor.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Learning, Engagement, and Public Practice, and working in close collaboration with the Curator for Academic Engagement and the Manager of Visitor Experience, this position supports all facets of Sheldon’s learning and engagement initiatives in alignment with the museum’s mission to “inspire inquiry and discovery” for campus, local, statewide, and national stakeholders.

Sheldon Museum of Art is a nexus catalyzing the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the Lincoln community, and communities across the state of Nebraska. Its landmark high modernist building, which opened on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus in 1963, annually welcomes more than 50,000 visitors.

Sheldon centers a core of institutional empathy and is committed to being visitor-centered, civic-minded, inclusive, responsive, and participatory. Structural equity, inclusion, and belonging drive the museum’s approach to institutional excellence. The museum advances its mission to inspire inquiry and discovery through thoughtful exhibitions, a renowned collection, and dynamic learning initiatives that take place on-site, online, and throughout the community. Sheldon’s exhibitions amplify and complement the museum’s prominent holdings of 19th-century landscape and still life, American impressionism, early modernism, geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism, pop, minimalism, and contemporary art. Additionally, more than thirty sculptures from Sheldon’s collection are displayed year-round across the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s City and East Campuses. The museum is free to the public, and recently expanded its hours to increase accessibility,

Sheldon Museum of Art’s holdings of more than 13,000 objects derive from two collections: the Sheldon Art Association, founded by community members in 1888 with the mission of providing support for the visual arts at the university, and the University of Nebraska, which began collecting art in 1929. Recent purchases include significant works by Richard Avedon, Robert Colescott, Rackstraw Downes, Leonardo Drew, Ron Gorchov, Carmen Herrera, Elizabeth Murray, Odili Donald Odita, Joyce Pensato, Peter Saul, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Stanley Whitney, and Sue Williams.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

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