Curator of Education

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7077881 (Ref.No. BSUhttps://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24825)
Posted: May 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Develop, oversee, and execute the museum’s public outreach and collaborate with other museum staff to engage the general public, including K-12 students, community members of all ages, and Ball State faculty, staff, and students through a broad range of inclusive programs that attract diverse audiences.
The David Owsley Museum of Art welcomes applications for a Curator of Education responsible for managing all museum education, including the development and implementation of creative programs, events, and activities.

The position also reinforces the university’s strategic plan by administering several outreach programs, including the museum’s established partnership with Muncie Community Schools (Goal 3) and engaging diverse audiences (Goal 5). To learn more about the 2019-24 Strategic Plan for Ball State University, please visit https://www.bsu.edu/about/strategic-plan

Job Function:

Develop, oversee, and execute the museum’s public outreach and collaborate with other museum staff to engage the general public, including K-12 students, community members of all ages, and Ball State faculty, staff, and students through a broad range of inclusive programs that attract diverse audiences.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, museum studies or related discipline.

Preferred Education:

Master's degree in art history, museum education, museum studies or related discipline.

Minimum Experience:

One year of experience planning, developing, and implementing education programs in a museum setting or comparable organization.

Preferred Experience:

Three to five years of experience planning, developing, and implementing education programs in an art museum.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create, develop, manage and present the museum’s public programs and activities pertaining to the permanent collection and exhibitions, including but not limited to gallery talks, Final Fridays, receptions, and other museum-sponsored events, such as guest lectures, musical programs, workshops, etc.
  • Coordinate and conduct gallery tours and virtual museum experiences for both university and public visitors. Gather and analyze tour data for the purposes of creating museum metrics.
  • Conceive, develop, and oversee interpretive planning and implementation of programs, including education materials in various media such as videos, podcasts, and virtual experiences.
  • Conceptualize, develop, plan, and direct academic programs, including faculty and student learning needs and collaborations.
  • Manage the student internship program, including train, supervise, and mentor education interns.
  • Develop, implement, and manage community programs, including partnerships related to primary and secondary education for children as well as families, with a particular emphasis on underrepresented audiences.
  • Oversee, develop curricula for, and offer volunteer programs, including docents drawn from both the university and community.
  • Serve as the main university liaison to the museum’s Alliance (the museum's donor program); collaborate with the DOMA Alliance executive committee with regard to organization, planning and execution of alliance programs and events.
  • Participate in exhibit and exhibition planning and interpretation to optimize the educational potential of collection installations and exhibitions.
  • Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interviewing and selection, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, and training and career development of personnel.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.



 

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