Museum Educator: Museum of Art, Louisiana State University

The Museum Educator develops, manages, and implements a cohesive group of education programs that link school and community audiences of all ages with the LSU Museum of Art’s collections and exhibitions.  This position acts as an integral part of the program development process and will work closely with the curator and key staff members on the development and implementation of educational programs. The Educator is committed to arts-integration K-12 education and creates innovative and collaborative educational programs for adults and youth with various departments of the University and community partners.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Collaborates with university departments including the School of Art and Office of Diversity, faculty members, as appropriate, to develop resources for use in LSU courses. Builds 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.
  • Works with curator(s) to develop interpretive material and implement programs for museum exhibitions, publications, and other appropriate contexts.
  • Creates and tracks budgets for the education department and its programs. Is responsible for other administrative duties required to successfully manage the Education Department.
  • Manage and train volunteers, work study students, and interns. Additionally, develop, train, and supervise a corps of docents.  Develop a docent program for LSU students and community members.
  • Works with the Director of Development to identify program-related funders. Collaborates with Director of Development on solicitations by providing information required for proposals including program narratives and budgets.
  • Develop on-line supplementary educational resources and curricula and activities to support museum-based programs. Additionally, establishes and maintains relationships with other museum educators regionally and nationally.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in art education or museum education, art history, studio art, or related field with 5 or more years with hands-on and supervisory experience. Preferably experience within a university art museum setting. Demonstrated track record of successful community engagement and partnerships.

Special or Physical Qualifications

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. to move art materials and set up outreach projects, including tents.
Must be available to work some nights and weekends. Valid “Class E” Louisiana Driver’s license.

For more information and to apply, please visit:—Baton-Rouge/LSU-Museum-of-Art-Educator_R00021207-1

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

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