Assistant Educator – Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

EOE Statement:

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Type/Schedule:

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location:

This position is in the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in the Sam Fox School at the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions:


The Assistant Educator is responsible for organizing and administering public programs and facilitating the Teaching in the Galleries student educator program. She or he will work with the curatorial staff on the development of public programs and assist in implementing a broad range of PK-12 school and teacher programs, including but not limited to teacher workshops, educator guides, and curriculum tours. The Assistant Educator will coordinate all tours for visitors from on and off campus, including scheduling student educators, overseeing events calendars, conducting related internal and external communications, and leading tours and workshops when necessary. This position also tracks education event attendance, assessment data, and departmental activities as well as assists in other areas of the education department as needed. Reports to the Head of Education.


  1. Assist in developing and managing public educational programs (lectures, symposia, panel discussions, performances, readings and film screenings, etc.) to build academic and public community engagement in connection with temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection.
  2. Provide and schedule tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions to visiting groups and individuals, including PK-12 school groups, University classes, and community groups. Assist with developing a robust tour program for all audiences.
  3. Coordinate the Teaching in the Galleries student educator program, including but not limited to recruitment, training, scheduling tours.
  4. Under the direction of the Head of Education write curriculum-specific educator guides for permanent collection works as well as educator guides supporting special exhibitions.
  5. Track and compile education department statistics, including numbers of programs and workshops and numbers of participants, to be used for Museum records and grant purposes.
  6. Perform education department administrative duties as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters in Art History, Museum Studies or related field.
  • One (1) year working in an art museum education department or related work experience.
  • Previous experience teaching and experience developing and leading tours to all audiences.
  • Ability to lead tours around the museum.
  • Evening and weekend hours as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years working in a university art museum education department.
  • Proven experience with PK-12 school and teacher educational program development and knowledge of PK-12 curriculum and lesson planning a plus.
  • Familiarity with Wash U and St. Louis PK-12 schools a plus.
  • Excellent teaching, organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with a range of individuals, including University faculty and students, PK-12 schools and teachers, museum professionals, and service providers.
  • Excellent speaking skills and the ability to engage with a wide spectrum of Museum tour participants.
  • Basic design skills preferred.

Salary Range:
The hiring range for this position is $17.48 – $22.29 per hour.

This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:

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