Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs
The Norton Museum of Art, in West Palm Beach, FL is seeking an Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs who will build upon current strengths and develop new programs in concert with the Education Department’s recently completed Long-range Plan. This is a full time, exempt position reporting to the Curator of Education.
The Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs:
Serves as one of three direct reports to the Curator of Education, along with Associate Curators for School and Teacher Programs and for Family and Outreach Programs; represents management team responsible for implementing the long-range plan for the Education Department (7 full-time, 8 part-time staff) adopted by Board of Directors in 2017.
Hires and supervises the Volunteer and Program Coordinator and the Art After Dark Coordinator. The first of these two full time positions help manage docent and volunteer activities and correspondence, adult group tour promotion and scheduling and program data collection. The Art After Dark Coordinator manages the weekly Thursday evening program.
Manages the Docent program, including interviewing candidates, managing training program (in 2018-19) and determining performance evaluation. Serves as primary liaison with Docent Advisory Council. Works with Volunteer and Program Coordinator to prepare docent calendar, newsletter and monthly mailings. Plans, schedules, leads docent education with staff support.
Launches Museum Ambassadors Program. Beginning in September, 2017, educators will train a new cadre to take on a variety of volunteer responsibilities, as well as modest gallery teaching duties on Thursday evenings and weekends.
Works with the Curator of Education and collection curators to plan and host Lecture Series and other public programs related to the Museum collection and special exhibitions.
Offers public lectures and gallery talks. Participates with Curator of Education through research, scheduling and presenting: A Closer Look public gallery talks; Member Insights talks; Art101 mini-courses for Members. Also offers public lectures and tours on the collection, as needed, at the Museum and in the community.
Serves as a liaison with the area college administrators and professors to enhance the use of the Museum as a resource for students. Promotes, recruits and manages college committee, interns, and works with these students to develop College Night programs twice a year.
Assists with research and writing texts for mobile tours, and participates in development of other digital technology for public use in the Museum. Assists Curator of Education in development of promotional materials for public programs.