The Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University (WFMA) seeks a Curator of Education to develop, oversee, and implement educational programs consistent with the Museum’s mission and the University’s liberal arts focus. This new position offers an opportunity to create an innovative museum education program within a dynamic art museum aligned with a leading public liberal arts university. The Curator of Education will be responsible to create and implement the Museum’s Interpretive Plan that describes museum education at the WFMA. The Curator of Education works closely with the Museum Director, the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, and the Community Engagement Manager to shape the museum experience through public programs and new technology approaches. The Curator of Education will develop both ongoing educational programs and exhibition-related programming to engage the Museum’s diverse audiences.
The Curator of Education designs and produces a variety of museum experiences including K – 12 classroom-based programs, workshops, lectures, gallery talks, and adult education programs working in conjunction with Museum staff, WFISD teachers, and the MSU community. The Curator of Education supervises the docent program to ensure that all volunteer docents are trained in current pedagogical practices in Visual Thinking Strategies, and are motivated and appreciated. The position offers the opportunity to teach informal courses at the Museum and one formal course annually through the MSU Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts.
The WFMA at MSU is looking for a Curator of Education to lead our Museum Education program. Desired qualities of this individual are:
- Masters Degree in Museum Education, Arts Education, Art History, Fine Art, Museum Studies, or a related field
- Prior experience as a Museum Educator
- Working knowledge of American art history
- Working knowledge of current museum best practices
- Excellent communication skills to work in museum team environment and with the public and with MSU faculty, staff and students
- Strong organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail
A full job description may be found online: https://mwsu.edu/humanresources/jobs/index.asp
Starting Date is September 1, 2017
To apply, submit a state of Texas application, letter of application, resume and list of three references to the Human Resources Department at the address below:
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