Wyoming Arts Council

UW Art Museum is hiring new Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement

The University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie is looking for a Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement. You will be replacing Wendy Bredehoft, who is retiring Dec. 19. Wendy was the Wyoming Arts Council’s arts education expert before becoming manager of the Wyoming Cultural Resources Division and then stepping into her present role at the UW Art Museum in Laramie. Happy retirement, Wendy — we’ll miss you.

Here’s the job announcement:

Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement (#2423):

The University of Wyoming Art Museum, an AAM-accredited museum, seeks an energetic and experienced museum professional to lead the educational endeavors of the museum’s education department in the areas of academic engagement, Preschool – 16, public programs and statewide outreach.

Responsibilities include envision, administer and implement an education program which includes teachers and students, docents, visiting artist/scholar program, grants and development for education program, statewide partnerships and engagement, and teaching. The Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement supervises the Master Teacher, Artmobile curator, museum educators, volunteers and interns. The Curator fosters innovative and interdisciplinary collaboration using the museum’s original material in teaching and direct study and actively contributing to and advocating for excellence in the field of museum education. Reports to Director/Chief Curator.

Required qualifications (note: these need Yes/No responses). Terminal degree in art studio, art history, education or related field. Minimum of 5 years experience in museum education or comparable. Knowledge of museum professional standards and K-12 education standards. Demonstrated record of building academic partnerships. Proficiency in Word/Excel.

Preferred qualifications. Progressively responsible experience in the management and delivery of education services in an academic setting. Proven record of interdisciplinary program development and teaching. Proven record of successful education development including grantwriting. Strong record of professional accomplishment. Excellent interpersonal skills, problem solving, partnership and organizational skills. Ability to provide leadership and work in dynamic and collaborative environment.

Housed in the award-winning Centennial Complex designed by Antoine Predock, the UW Art Museum supports the academic mission of the University of Wyoming and enhances the cultural life of Wyoming’s residents and visitors. For more information, visit www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment 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 or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Application Materials Required:

Application. Review of applicants will begin February 1, 2015. 12-month appointment, 22 days vacation; sick leave, group health insurance, state and TIAA-CREF retirement plans, no state income tax. Send letter of application, resume, three professional references, and education program materials to: Susan Moldenhauer, Director/Chief Curator, UW Art Museum, Dept 3807, 1000 E University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071-3807, amsm@uwyo.edu Emailed apps should be followed up by hard copy.

Sort By Category By Month By Year