Assistant Curator of Education – Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska

Working Title Assistant Curator of Education
Department Sheldon Museum of Art-0855
Requisition Number S_191016
Posting Open Date 10/09/2019
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 10/24/2019
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work Sheldon Museum of Art’s Assistant Curator of Education works collaboratively as part of the museum’s Education Department in developing innovative pedagogical and philosophical approaches to teaching from original works of art for diverse audiences of all ages. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching and preparing multi-modal curriculum and learning activities, supporting outreach and student engagement, collecting and assessing data, supporting general operations of the Education department, and contributing to museum-wide activities from exhibition planning to fundraising to marketing. Primarily responsible for managing Sheldon’s K-12 education and outreach activities, the Assistant Curator of Education coordinates the long-standing Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) tour program inclusive of docent-educator recruitment, training, evaluation, and liaising with LPS stakeholders. Reporting to the Curator of Academic Programs, this position also supports all facets of Sheldon’s education initiatives in accordance with the museum’s mission, which is increasing emphasizing the University of Nebraska campus community.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:

Minimum Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in art history, art/museum education or related field plus 2 years of museum or institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity required; equivalent education/experience considered. Must have exceptional organizational, event, and program management skills with the ability to nimbly prioritize and execute short-term and long-term projects. Ability to manage and inspire multi-generational volunteers essential. Familiarity with modern and contemporary arts and with current museum policies and practices, critical pedagogy, and multicultural education required. Must have excellent writing and communication skills, including public speaking for multiple audiences. Demonstrated ability to manage challenges and opportunities in unconventional, creative, and mission-focused manner necessary.
Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree in education, art history or museum studies with emphasis on museum education preferred. Minimum of 3 years of museum or institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity desirable. Prefer demonstrated experience with curriculum development, preparing lesson plans, and evaluating student learning. Familiarity with modern and contemporary art helpful. Familiarity with strategies and tools for online engagement and the use of technology for interpretation and learning preferred.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $35,568 minimum
How to Apply Click on “Apply for this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.
For questions or accommodations related to this position contact Monica Babcock
Associate to the Director and Administrative Project Manager
Sheldon Museum of Art
Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5) Some evenings and weekends
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
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