Topic ID #38623 - posted 8/21/2017 10:05 AM

Assistant Educator - Colgate University, Hamilton, NY



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Located on Colgate University's beautiful campus in Hamilton, New York, the collection of the Picker Art Gallery features approximately 11,000 objects from antiquity to the present, including approximately 8,000 works on paper, 1,400 photographs, 900 paintings, and 300 sculptures. Colgate University is one of the country's leading liberal arts colleges, with a student population of about 2,900 and 300 faculty. This is an exciting time in Colgate's history, as the newly conceived Center for Art and Culture will become home to tow university museums: the Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology. These distinguished university museums play a significant role in Colgate's teaching mission and reputation, a relationship that will be deepened with the newly launched Museum Studies Minor in the Department of Art and Art History.

The Assistant Educator is an entry level position and will work under the direction of the Director of University Museums and serve as a member of the Colgate University museum team.

Accountabilities:

Accountable for assisting with the development, implementation and coordination of university museums educational initiatives to fulfill the institutions' mission, raise its visibility, and engage with communities in order to promote dialog and foster understanding of all cultures. Accountable for establishing short and long-term goals and objectives related to museum educational programs for students, faculty, K-12 students, teachers, docents, and community members, facilitating community partnerships, and establishing interpretive programs and resources for museum exhibitions to ensure programs are geared towards our audiences, to address communities' needs, train our students, and gain additional volunteers to maximize our offerings.

Specific accountabilities will include:
• Researching, developing, implementing and evaluating both existing and new and innovative educational programming. Coordinating scheduling and budget.
• Leading all educational programming, using various outreach methods.
• Fostering innovative and interdisciplinary collaboration, throughout campus and the local and regional museum communities, and advocating for excellence in the field of museum education.
• Coordinate volunteer program to include recruitment and training. Supervise volunteers and student interns.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in Education, Art History, Anthropology, History, Museum Studies)
  • A demonstrated knowledge of educational practices.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS).
  • Previous experience in organizing and managing programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and instruction skills.
  • Must be capable of working collegially of working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and community members on a daily basis.
  • Experience in designing and implement programs for public audiences.
  • Knowledge of museum interpretation and current and future trends in education.
  • Strong aptitude to learn University organizational, systems and process knowledge.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with the public.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and google programs.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in grant writing.
  • Master's degree or post baccalaureate certificate in education, museum studies, art history or anthropology, studio art, and/or teacher's certificate.
  • Experience in a museum, gallery or other educational field.
  • Experience with museum collections, ideally university museum collections.
  • Experience working with museum database systems.
  • Experience in supervising and/or coordinating students and volunteers.

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