The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University opened in 1973. Since its beginning, the Museum has been open to all without charge. Given Cornell University’s Land Grant status and its mandate to play an important role in the community, the Johnson continually seeks to fulfill its cultural and educational responsibility to serve a broad and diverse audience. More than 80,000 visitors come to the Museum each year.
The Johnson Museum actively contributes to the intellectual life of the campus and community, serving as an important educational and cultural resource for Cornell students and faculty as well as residents of the central New York region. Thought-provoking programs explore ideas across disciplines and ensure that the Museum’s collection and exhibitions are seen, studied, and taught to their maximum curricular potential. Through interaction with original works of art we encourage independent thinking and help visitors experience the multiple ways that information can be conveyed by a work of art.
With support from the Curator of Education, help plan and develop University outreach programs for students, working with campus organizations, classes, and University staff. Develop, promote, lead, document, and evaluate innovative programs for students that focus on exhibitions, the permanent collection, and the interests of students. Coordinate program scheduling and serve as the liaison between the Museum and student organizations. Help secure funds for student programs, and provide statistical data and other support as requested by the supervisor. Must be willing to work weekend and evening hours on a regular basis during the academic year, and as the program schedule requires.
Formal training beyond a high school diploma of 1-2 years of college coursework/Associate’s degree or equivalent in art history, museum studies, art, or related field. At least 2-4 years’ experience working in a museum education department using object-based learning. Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (verbal and written), facility with technology and social media, and the ability to work on multiple projects both independently and in a team-oriented environment.
Masters Degree preferred. Familiarity with Cornell University desirable.
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University Job Title: Program/Extension Aide IV
Pay Rate Type: Hourly
Contact Name: Brenda Joly
Number of Openings: 1
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