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Assistant Curator of Education

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Click on “Apply to this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format. Please include a writing sample, preferably one directly relevant to this job, as the "Other" document.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Assistant Curator of Education
Department/College/Unit Sheldon Museum of Art-0855
Requisition Number S_170036
Posting Open Date 01/27/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
02/24/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employee’s differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Sheldon Museum of Art’s Assistant Curator of Education collaborates with staff the Education Department to develop innovative pedagogical and philosophical approaches to teaching from original works of art for diverse audiences. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching, preparing multimodal curriculum and learning activities, supporting outreach and student engagement, collecting data, and supporting general administration of the department. Primarily responsible for managing Sheldon’s K-12 education and outreach programs, the Assistant Curator of Education coordinates the long-standing Lincoln Public Schools (LPS)/Volunteer Docent programs, inclusive of recruitment, training, evaluation, and liaising with LPS stakeholders. Reporting to the Curator of Academic Programs, this position also supports all facets of Sheldon’s education initiatives in accordance with the museum’s mission. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in art history, art/museum education or related field plus one year of museum or institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity required; equivalent education/experience considered. Must have exceptional organizational, event, and program management skills with the ability to nimbly prioritize and execute short-term and long-term projects. Ability to manage and inspire multi-generational volunteers necessary. Excellent writing and communication skills, including public speaking, for multiple audiences essential. Familiarity with museum policies and practices, as well as critical pedagogy, learning theory, and multicultural education required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in education, art history or museum studies with emphasis on museum education preferred. Minimum of two years of museum or institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity desirable. Prefer demonstrated experience with curriculum development, preparing lesson plans, and evaluating student learning. Familiarity with modern and contemporary art preferred. Familiarity with strategies and tools for online engagement and the use of technology or interpretation and learning helpful.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment/random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $13.942/hr minimum
How to Apply

Click on “Apply to this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format. Please include a writing sample, preferably one directly relevant to this job, as the “Other” document.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Monica Babcock
Associate to the Director and Administrative Projects Manager
402-472-2463
mbabcock1@unl.edu

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5) Some evening and weekend hours required.
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date:
Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Briefly describe your experience in jobs that required independence, attention to detail, strong organizational skills and good communication skills.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Briefly describe your experience with assessment/evaluation (e.g., performance, program, outcomes-based, informal/formal, data collection tools, pre-/post-, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents