Museum Educator for K-12 and Community Programs

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number S00022P
Position Title Museum Educator for K-12 and Community Programs
Department Tang Teaching Museum/Art Gallery
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Regular
Months per Year 12 Months
Work hours

9-5 Monday through Friday; some evenings and weekends required

Start Date (For temporary positions only)
End Date (For temporary positions only)
Position Band/Level 140 = AP28
Pay Range $45,500-$52,000 commensurate with experience

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Job Summary

The Museum Educator for K-12 and Community Programs plays a vital role in the museum’s Engagement Team in developing, implementing, and assessing programs for school-age and community audiences of all age groups, year-round, both on- and off-site. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Engagement and working with the Museum Educator for College and Public Programs, Designer, and Online Content Assistant, the Museum Educator for K-12 and Community Programs’ responsibilities include program conception and development; teacher training; development of interpretive materials for community, school, and library programs; recruiting, mentoring and supervising college assistants and On-Call Art Instructors; keeping current with museum education best practices and theory; serving as a liaison between the Tang Museum and educators at the elementary and secondary levels to develop links between the Tang’s exhibitions and the New York State Learning Standards; and marketing programs to appropriate audiences. The Museum Educator works closely with the Engagement Team, as well as with the exhibiting artists, to develop special programs in conjunction with all 9-12 exhibitions each year, including summer exhibitions and programs.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Museum Education or Museum Studies, or Art History or Studio Art with extensive experience in museum work.
• 2-3 years museum experience or similar cultural organization, including management responsibilities, in developing and planning programs and supervising individuals and projects.
• Demonstrated knowledge of art history and studio art, especially contemporary art, and knowledge and understanding of current practices in art education, museum work, and theories of education and learning
• Knowledge of a wide range of artistic processes, materials, and tools
• Strong organizational and management skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, and familiarity with online and social media
• Excellent verbal, writing and public speaking skills for diverse audiences, including students, educators, and community leaders
• Knowledge of the needs of art teachers and other educators, including K-12 educators and New York State Learning Standards, and professors who teach emerging educators
• Knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategies teaching methods

Preferred Qualifications

• 3-5 years of experience using Visual Thinking Strategies with diverse groups
• Experience in using new technologies to deliver educational content
• Experience in marketing, including social media, print media, email newsletters, and other digital content
• Demonstrated history of developing and implementing art-making assignments for various groups
• Demonstrated history of art making

Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)
EEO Statement

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Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.

All documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802

Posting Information

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in Museum Education, Museum Studies, Art History or Studio Art?
    • YES
    • NO
  2. * Do you have 2-3 years museum experience or similar cultural organization, including management responsibilities?
    • YES
    • NO
  3. * Do you have 3-5 years of experience using Visual Thinking Strategies with diverse groups?
    • YES
    • NO

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents