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Sr. Program Coordinator - Assistant Curator #498492

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX

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Sr. Program Coordinator - Assistant Curator #498492



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Dishman Art Museum

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Assistant Curator – Dishman Art Museum
The Dishman Art Museum, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Curator. JOB DESCRIPTION: The Assistant Curator of the Dishman Art Museum reports directly to the Museum Director. The Assistant Curator will also serve as registrar, collections and exhibition manager, and preparator. The position is responsible to perform various duties within the museum and requires the successful candidate to work comfortably In a variety of museum related activities. DUTIES:

  • As collections manager, maintains the digital and paper records for all objects in the collections management system including acquisition records, condition/conservation reports, paper object files, and other supplementary records.
  • As registrar, oversees incoming and outgoing loans and art shipments, including processing of requests, packing and shipping arrangements, confirming insurance, etc.
  • Assist the Director in creating the exhibition schedule; arranging labeling, and installing art for presentation.
  • Assist the Director in coordinating and managing museum grant proposals.
  • Planning and publicizing special events and/or programming put on by the museum for the university and general public.
  • Assist the Director in hosting visiting guests during the museum’s public hours, including providing tours of the exhibitions.
  • Greet visitors, answering inquiries (especially from students) in person and on the phone.
  • Keep the museum campus and artwork secure during open hours and noting/reporting facility maintenance needs.
  • Attend exhibition opening receptions, fundraising events, and other museum special events, as needed.
  • Perform office duties related to day-to-day museum operations and special projects.
  • Supervise student staff, interns, and community volunteers.
  • Assist the Museum Director as needed.

  • Health insurance and other benefits as an employee of the State of Texas.
  • Tuition assistance is provided to employee, a spouse and/or eligible dependent children.

THE DISHMAN ART MUSEUM AND THE BEAUMONT COMMUNITY: The Dishman has a special place in the hearts of the Beaumont community and Lamar University faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni. Through a culturally diverse collection of art and the open exploration of artistic and scholarly ideas, the Dishman Art Museum contributes to the academic environment of Lamar University, and the surrounding communities of Southeast Texas, through the presentation of exhibitions and the commitment to research and teaching. It is closely aligned with the Department of Art & Design and reports to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts & Communication. Beaumont, TX has a vibrant art and fine arts community. It hosts the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, The Symphony of Southeast Texas, The Beaumont Community Players, Art Studio Inc., and several other fine arts organizations. The Lamar College of Fine Arts & Communication provides abundant opportunities for campus and community interaction. APPLICATIONPROCEDURE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit applications through the application portal at

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree preferably in Art Education, Museum Studies, BFA, Art History, or a related field.
  • Good word processing skills, experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Filemaker Pro, and
social media platforms. Preferably Past Perfect Museum Software.
  • Must have experience in operating small power tools, such as an electric drill.
  • Must be able to perform physical tasks, such as climbing a ladder, and lift a minimum of 40 pounds.
  • Have excellent oral, written, computer, and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and creatively.
  • Experience working openly and effectively with diverse community members, including students and artists.
  • Demonstrated record of spirit of innovation, openness to experimentation, and trying new ideas to spark change.
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends.
  • Be punctual and responsible.
  • Remain observant and alert over long periods of time and react quickly in an emergency.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Minimum three years of relevant arts and/or museum experience.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.


A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.


Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.


Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.


Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail [email protected]

To apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, go to


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