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Curator of Education

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Job Location Normal, Il 61790

Posting date 10-01-2018

General Summary
The Curator of Education supervises University Galleries' educational program and teaches one course per semester in the School of Art's Art Education department. At University Galleries, the Curator of Education researches, writes, designs, and produces exhibition-specific handouts for multiple age groups; creates, organizes, and delivers instruction for workshops and exhibition tours; supervises field trip programs; ensures compliance with required training and permissions; develops off-site educational and promotional activities for community-based events, not-for-profit organizations, and K-12 schools; researches and writes grants to support educational programs; researches and writes texts related to works in the Permanent Collection; serves as a liaison between the School of Art's Art Education department and University Galleries; works closely with interns, volunteers, and graduate and undergraduate students; continues relationships with existing university and community partners and creates new partnerships; and assists the Director and Chief Curator with the newly created Teen Arts Council. The Curator of Education independently develops, promotes, and maintains budgets for certain public programs and workshops with advice and direct input from the Director and Chief Curator. The Curator of Education works closely with the Director and Chief Curator and the Curator II and assists them with the installation of exhibitions of art. In the School of Art, the Curator of Education teaches one Art Education course per semester.

Required Qualifications
1. Master's degree with a Bachelor's degree in art education, education, art history, studio art, or related field.
2. Two (2) years of experience in museum education or K-12 classroom instruction.
3. Valid driver's license
4. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, then employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Desired Qualifications
1. Master's degree in Art Education.
2. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in museum education or K-12 instruction.
3. Experience working in an art gallery or museum.
4. Strong verbal skills and demonstrated writing ability.
5. Excellent extemporaneous speaking skills and ability to conduct tours of exhibitions and to lead workshops.
6. Demonstrated grant-writing experience.
7. Demonstrated digital design skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite.
8. Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people.
9. Knowledgeable and skilled at supervising student workers.
10. Working knowledge of contemporary art and general knowledge of art history.
11. Safety-conscious in regards to working with and around artwork.
12. Teaching experience in higher education.


Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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