Museum Education Curator – Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, KS

Work Hours

Full-Time status

9 – 5, Monday – Friday

Some evenings and weekends as needed


Wichita State University – Main Campus

Wichita, KS


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Join the Ulrich Museum of Art dynamic team during this exciting time in the museum’s history. We are coming up on the 50th anniversary celebration, which involves two years of robust programming—including events, exhibitions, programs, and exciting collaborations. This position works closely with our internationally renowned 86-piece Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection, on view across the Wichita State University campus, and the vibrant Wichita arts community. The ideal candidate will be able to blend seamlessly with our highly productive, creative, and fun staff members.

Summary of Responsibilities         

Manages, develops, and delivers diverse educational experiences related to museum exhibitions through public and academic programming, tours, and volunteer coordination. Develops partner relationships that cultivate and enhance museum programming. Participates in short and long-term planning. Evaluates program efficacy and participates in obtaining and monitoring financial resources.

Essential Functions

Conceives, develops, and manages a schedule of public programs and in-gallery educational offerings.

Coordinates the production of all educational materials used in galleries and for museum tours. Develops educational strategies and facilitates learning opportunities related to museum collections, exhibitions, programs, classes, and publications. Encourages University engagement, develops educational strategies and learning opportunities related to museum collections, exhibitions, programs, classes and publications.

Manages academic and public activities in the museum.

Coordinates the projection of all educational materials used in galleries and for museum tours. Designs and implements visitor and user evaluation strategies for all educational offerings.

Recruits, trains and supervises docents and volunteers to assist with programs and tours. Supervises and directs student intern research and education projects

Participates in securing financial resources as well as budget development and management. Participates in both short and long-term planning.


Wichita State University is committed to inclusive excellence. WSU is the only urban-serving public university in Kansas and has the most diverse student body of all the Kansas state universities. Wichita State University recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Wichita State University has a clear goal in this regard: to be the place where our talented faculty and staff reflect and promote the evolving diversity of our society. We pride ourselves on being the most innovative university in Kansas, delivering the best educational experience to our students with the distinction for opening pathways to real-life learning, applied research and career opportunities that make people want to stay in Kansas. Our campus provides an experience that promotes all forms of diversity, equity and inclusion, a place to learn, work, live and play.


Minimum Education   

Master’s degree in art education, art history or related field by hire date

Minimum Experience 

Three (3) years of experience as a museum professional or related field

Preferred Experience

Experience with community outreach

Experience writing grants

Knowledge of other language(s) besides English

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities          

Exceptional written and communication skills

Knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategy pedagogies and/or current approaches to museum education

Knowledge of audio, visual and computer equipment

Ability to recruit, train and supervise docents and volunteers to assist with programs and tours

Ability to work with diverse populations and communities

Ability to collaborate with university departments including the ADCI and Office of Diversity, faculty members, as appropriate, to develop resources for use in WSU courses.

Ability to build 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.

Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed

Salary Information

Range begins at $42,608 and is commensurate with education and experience

Benefit Information

• Comprehensive health, dental, vision and supplemental coverage offerings

• Retirement plan with generous employer contributions

• Basic employer-paid life insurance and optional life insurance

• Employee and Dependent Tuition Assistance Program

• Generous time off accruals

• Full time 12-month employees typically accrue 22 vacation days and 12 days of sick leave per year in addition to 8 annual paid holidays designated by the State of Kansas.

• Additional holidays and/or a discretionary day can be granted by the governor each year.

• Part-time employee accruals are on a pro-rated basis.

• Paid Parental Leave

• State Shared Leave Program

• Employee Assistance Program

• Discounts on campus and throughout Wichita through ShockerStart

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