Assistant Curator of Education
The Norton Museum of Art seeks an Assistant Curator of Education to assist the Curator of Education to develop, coordinate and execute internal and external youth and family art programs.
This full time, salaried position will oversee the operation and budget for the Museum’s PACE Program (Progressive After-School Art Community Education); Develop two successful short-term, arts-integrated workshops per year with local community-based organizations that support youth and that are not already served by the PACE program; Develop and oversee the Museum’s Family Programs; Develop, and oversee the Museum’s Summer Camp Tour Program.
The position will also develop and administer effective assessment for PACE, Family Programs and Summer Camp Tour programs; Manage the PACE instructors and site supervisors to facilitate annual, on-site exhibitions highlighting the work of PACE students; Represent the PACE program, Family Programs and Summer Camp Tour programs in the community through Museum’s Education Committee; Museum webpages and other community contacts.
Bachelor’s degree required; MA in Art History, Education, Museum Studies or related field preferred.
Training and Experience
Must be able to demonstrate ability for and experience of program development targeting youth/art interaction.
Job Knowledge: Computer literate with MS Office. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable in a leadership, teaching and speaking roles. The ability to communicate clearly with people from all walks of life is essential.
Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum is seeking a dynamic candidate to manage the Art after Dark program each Thursday evening. The essential duties of this Part-Time (up to 30 hours/week) are to coordinate the weekly Art after Dark program, including planning, set-up, and promotion, working with staff from the Education, Communications, IT/Finance and Administration departments. Art after Dark programming can include programming coordinated with the Museum exhibitions, performances by musicians, screening of films, docent and curator tours of the collection, hands on art activities. Responsibilities include contacting performers, handling contracts and payments to performers, arranging for set-up and performance needs; renting films and handling payments; contacting local artists, handling contracts and payments to artists, arranging for set-up and program needs; working with curators and Volunteer Coordinator to facilitate tour schedule and arrange with Volunteer Coordinator for volunteer assistance on Thursday evenings.
Manage the Art after Dark budget. Develop each week’s flow chart and attend weekly meeting to distribute flow chart and performance schedules to museum departments. Be on-site to manage the Art after Dark programs each Thursday from 4:30 – 9 p.m.
BA in the arts or related field. Active interest and knowledge of the visual and performing arts/artists in South Florida. Able to work Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. and Thursday, 1 – 9 p.m. Positive, upbeat customer service skills when dealing with public and museum staff and volunteers. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office suite and Outlook. The Norton Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Finance Summer Intern
The main focus of the Finance Intern for summer 2014 will be to develop a set of relevant museum metrics against which the Norton can measure its own performance. A variety of data will be available from different sources; the intern will examine and analyze this data to determine the appropriateness of its application to similar data for the Norton. The intern will also need to contact other institutions to ask questions and clarify information.
The Norton sponsors another summer internship program which is more oriented towards the arts. The Finance Intern may also participate in some of the general aspects of this program, such as field trips and conversations with curators, if desired and if the project work is on target.
The project requires a high degree of analytical ability, as well as good communication and computer skills.
Eligibility and Terms
This internship is open to graduate students at any accredited U.S. college or university, and to those who have earned a B.A. degree within the past year, but are not currently enrolled in graduate school. The students should be enrolled or planning to enroll in a school of public or arts administration, business administration, or a similar program.
The term of this internship is June 16 – August 1, 2014, with some flexibility in these dates. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, with an hour for lunch. This internship is sponsored by the Finance Committee of the Norton Museum of Art, and is paid @ $15 an hour. Housing, transportation, and any other financial needs are the responsibility of the intern.
Internship Application materials:
Applications must include all materials listed below to be considered. Application materials will not be returned.
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