Topic ID #39224 - posted 2/26/2018 12:43 PM

Saint Louis Art Museum-Educator Adult Learning


JOB TITLE:                            Educator, Adult Learning

                                                (Exempt, Grade K)


REPORTS TO:                       Head of Multigenerational Learning


SUPERVISES:                       Independent contractors, interns and volunteers, as appropriate.


SPECIFICATIONS:               Required: Master's degree in a humanities area (preferably art history, art education, or art) and 3-5 years of museum education experience. Proven history of successful program development and evaluation. Excellent public speaking and writing skills. Demonstrated ability in object-based teaching and knowledge of diverse learning and teaching styles.


Required: Proven ability to successfully handle several projects simultaneously and meet multiple deadlines. Capable of balancing strategic thinking and planning with ongoing program implementation and day-to-day administrative duties; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; familiarity with current art and museum education strategies. Must be able to work collaboratively and proactively with diverse colleagues, collaborators and audiences. The ability to work evenings, weekends and some holidays.


Preferred: Supervision and budget experience.


JOB PURPOSE:                     To manage the Museum’s Adult Learning initiatives; to develop and deliver strategically aligned and sustainable activities for adult audiences with a range of learning motivations and preferences. To work with Learning & Engagement, Membership, Development, Events, Marketing and other staff to build balanced programming for the Museum’s public initiatives.




  • With the Head of Multigenerational Learning, define and articulate an Adult Learning strategy that aligns with the departmental philosophy and contributes to the advancement of institutional strategic priorities;
  • Create an active program of dynamic and innovative Adult Learning initiatives for the public, in collaboration with Curators and other Museum colleagues;
  • Develop and implement  programming for all adult audiences related to the collections and special exhibitions, including but not limited to gallery talks, lectures, symposia, study days, classes, concerts, films, performances, and SLAM Underground;
  • Maintain strong cooperative relationships with collaborative institutions to support partnership opportunities;
  • Present occasional programs, lead tours, train docents, and assist with the delivery of other Learning & Engagement programs as needed;

·         Manage budget, supervise independent contractors, interns and volunteers in conjunction with Adult Learning activities;

·         Participate in cross-functional teams, projects, and initiatives and contribute to museum-wide projects as appropriate;

·         Regularly evaluate and report on Adult Learning initiatives and make adjustments;

·         Collaborate with Marketing, Development, Visitor and Member Services, and Audience Development to promote and communicate about Adult Learning offerings to current and potential audiences, donors, sponsors, and others;

·         Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Must apply at


The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time.




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