Wyoming Arts Council

Help wanted: Nicolaysen Art Museum

This announcement comes from the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper:

The Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center has an opening for a full-time Curator of Education. Duties include developing creative educational programming for all age groups of museum visitors inclusive of school groups, updating and maintaining the Discovery Center (hands-on studio art, 2600 square foot facility), docent recruitment, training, and evaluation, school tour development and coordination, supervision of the school district outreach program, budget management and grant writing. This position will also involve managing the student docent program, Pre-school Picassos, adult studio art workshops, summer art camp, and the Arts Cool after School for teens.

Additional duties:
Serving as the coordinator of the Education Committee, composed of Board members, museum staff, volunteers, and community members and reporting on their activities to the Board of Directors. Coordinating and creating programming related to exhibits, while assisting in their development and fabrication. Performs other related duties, such as service at special events, PR for programs, and exhibit openings, as needed or assigned by the Museum Director.

Master’s Degree in Art Education, Art Museum Education or related field. Knowledge of curriculum and educational program writing as well as evidence of museum educational models, excellent written and verbal communication skills, a willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed, and the ability to work effectively in both team environments and in self-directed situations a must. A strong interest in Contemporary art, administrative and project management experience, computer proficiency to enable on-line delivery of educational programming for teachers, and the ability to manage multiple projects desired.

Compensation commensurate with experience, starting at $30,000. Interested candidates should mail or email cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Holly Turner, Museum Director, 401 East Collins, Casper, Wyoming, 82601 or hturner@thenic.org by November 30, 2009.

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