Museum Education & Public Programs Manager – LSU Museum of Art

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The Museum Education & Public Programs Manager develops, manages, and implements a cohesive group of education programs that link school and community audiences of all ages with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Museum of Art’s collections and exhibitions. This position acts as an integral leader of the program development process and will work closely with the curator and key staff members to manage public programs. The Educator is committed to arts-integration K-12 education and creates innovative and collaborative and hands-on educational programs for adults and youth. Collaborates/works with various departments of the University and community partners.

Job Responsibilities:

Works with curator(s) to develop interpretation/programs for museum exhibitions, including k-12, community, university and adult public programs. Manages public programs in terms of budget tracking; administrative documentation; arranging and organizing payment for guest speakers/artists, performers and collaborators; audience surveying; and program facilitation from set up to breakdown. 25%

Develops and implements interdisciplinary curricula (on-site, off-site, mobile settings, and virtual) based on exhibitions for a variety of programming needs including early childhood programs, school field trips, alternative educational settings, outreach programs, and weekend and summer camps. Builds and sustain relationships with K-12 teachers and administrators across the region. Participates in local teacher training. This includes an ability to lead hands-on demonstrations in various media and discuss museum education. 25%

Build and sustain relationships with diverse community partners to foster arts engagement in the community and the museum, and develop committed partners and collaborators as foundation of public programming. Work with entire museum team to initiate and integrate these relationships into various departments to develop new initiatives, collaborations, and art-related educational programs and to promote these programs in the community. 20%

Collaborate with university departments, student organizations, and faculty at LSU and beyond to develop resources for use in university courses and partner to develop, implement, and distribute museum public programming. 15%

Collaborates with Curator and Director of Development on solicitations and grants by providing information required for proposals including program narratives and budgets. Assist in identification of grant opportunities; writing of applications, proposals, and reports; programs project management including artists relationships, budgeting and expense tracking. 10%

Establish and maintain relationships with other museum educators regionally and nationally to continually develop best practices. 5%

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in art education or museum education, art history, studio art, or related field; 3 years of related experience.

Specific Experience – Experience in a museum setting or similar art classroom and gallery experiences. Prior supervisory experience. Track record of successful grant writing.

Minimum Certifications/Licenses: Valid Driver’s License 

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in art education or museum education, art history, studio art, or related field; 5 or more years with hands-on and supervisory experience.

Specific Experience – Knowledge of current education theories and trends in formal and informal educational settings. Ability to work in hands-on education programs. Preferably experience within a university art museum setting. Demonstrated track record of successful community engagement and partnerships.

Additional Requirements:

  • Vehicle Operation – University employees whose principal responsibilities of employment include operating a vehicle, performing maintenance on a vehicle, or supervising any public employee who operates or maintains a vehicle and positions with an expectation to travel will require an MVR and are subject to drug screens per PM-33/PS-67/FASOP HR-04.
  • Essential Personnel -This position may be required to report to campus in times of emergency and/or closure per PS-18.
  • Minor Contact -This position and/or position’s responsibilities require work directly with minors. Finger printing and National Sex Offender Registry check required per FASOP HR-04.
  • Physical Demands – Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Additional Information: Most physical duties are part of studio and outreach art materials handling and use, student and art teaching situations. Can also include art handling opportunities/situations for student or education gallery installations. This includes educational outreach such as tent set-up and dismantling and art materials transportation.  

Special Instructions and Application Link:

Please provide cover letter, resume and (3) professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application. However, official transcripts are required prior to hire.

Attach ALL required documents under the “Resume/CV” section of your application.

Application Link:—Public-Programs-Manager_R00062385

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

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LSU requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or mandatory monthly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination within three (3) days of their official start date, otherwise they will be entered into the mandatory monthly testing protocol beginning in November 2021.

HCM Contact Information:

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