The Curator of Education position manages the educational and outreach programs of the Museum. The position oversees students in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs that connect the Museum with various audiences on BYU campus and in the surrounding community.
Required: BA/BS in art history, anthropology, history, humanities, or other cognate discipline. Two years of relevant experience in a museum. Excellent writing skills, attention to detail, outgoing personality. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team atmosphere. Flexible work schedule (occasionally required to work an evening or weekends). Excellent computer skills.
Preferred: MA or Certificate in Museum Practices. Familiarity with archaeological and anthropological collections. A high level of organizational and social skills to supervise up to 10 student employees. Experience with evaluation and audience advocacy.
Skills, abilities, knowledge:
Driver’s license, self-starter and manager, able to work with minors.
Competent in professional writing and editing, basic evaluation data analysis skills.
Knowledge of current museum education theories and trends.
Knowledge of museum educational standards, such as AAM accreditation standards and Edcom best practices.
Relationship skills necessary to build strong relationships with faculty and students.
Experience with archaeological methods and theories.
25% Design and carryout educational programs for use in formal and informal curriculum.
25% Oversee and train students and volunteers as they research, implement, and evaluate the Museum’s programs.
20% Interact with faculty and other teachers to create learning opportunities that benefit their students (gallery teaching, class visits, writing interpretive materials, etc).
20% Provide assistance, expertise, and some instruction in museum practices classes (topics may include education, evaluation, audience advocacy, exhibitions, etc.)
10% Participate as approved in the intellectual museum community and ad hoc duties as assigned.
Employee Class: 1/2 Time (17.5 hour)
Work Location: Provo Campus
Desired Start Date: ASAP
Job Close Date: Open until filled
Documents Required at time of Application:
Required: Cover Letter, Resume
Optional: Letter of Recommendation 1
Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability