Assistant Curator of Education

University of Georgia
September 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$39,000
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S10880P

Working Title Assistant Curator of Education Department SRVPAA-Georgia Museum of Art About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https: // www. The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Some weekend and evening work required.

Advertised Salary $39,000 Posting Date 08/21/2023 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 09/18/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Position Information

Classification Title Museum Professional AD

FLSA Exempt FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

The Assistant Curator of Education at the Georgia Museum of Art develops and implements PK-12 school and teacher programs for general and special needs audiences in Athens and statewide, working closely with the associate curator of education and the curator of education to ensure that these programs align with the vision and mission of the education department. The Assistant Curator of Education manages all aspects of school tours and logistics for onsite, virtual and hybrid PK-12 programs, including developing tour content and art activities that support classroom curricula and a range of learning modalities. The core responsibilities of this individual include managing the docent program (including docent training) and coordinating school tours (including responding to tour inquiries and booking docents for guided tours). The employee also provides support for school partnerships and teacher programs, including professional development opportunities for PK-12 educators. The Assistant Curator of Education also writes interpretive educational materials, develops and leads tours to audiences of all ages, manages the summer Art Adventures program, and assists with other education programs as needed. Some evening and weekend hours are needed. The Assistant Curator of Education is an advocate for the museum locally, regionally and nationally, representing the museum with a high degree of professionalism and integrity.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Background in art, education or museums.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with public speaking and familiarity with strategies for communicating ideas and information.
  • Excellent front-line customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations and act with grace under pressure.
  • Self-directed with the ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed.
  • Excellent organizational, event and project management skills.
  • Ability to set goals and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize short-term and long-term projects.
  • Strong computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office Suite, and virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom.
  • Physical Demands

  • Lift containers of supplies weighing between 50-75 pounds.
  • May spend time sitting or squatting on the floor with children.
  • Moving tables and chairs a regular activity.
  • Driving to perform job related duties.
  • Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? Yes Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

    Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



  • Work closely with other education department colleagues to develop, implement and evaluate school and teacher programs that align with the mission of the museum and the education department.
  • Manage all aspects of PK-12 tours (both onsite and virtual), overseeing program logistics, developing tour content and gallery teaching strategies for school tours and the summer Art Adventures program.
  • Work with PK-12 educators to ensure that tour content supports the classroom curriculum, meets state educational standards, promotes multi- modal learning, and cultivates belonging.
  • Maintain statistical and qualitative data on school and teacher programs, and provide reports as needed.
  • Evaluate PK-12 onsite and virtual tours, and maintains budgets for school programs and related projects.
  • Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities

  • Manage the docent program, including planning and implementing docent education meetings, developing resource materials, and arranging for training sessions with curators and other museum staff.
  • Schedule docents for guided tours, communicate with the docents about tour opportunities, and provide docent support.
  • Manage docent resource materials and the docent lounge.
  • Evaluate the docent program, and assess docent gallery teaching.
  • Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

  • Give tours, presentations, and lectures to audiences of all ages, in- person and virtually, in the galleries and elsewhere.
  • Speak about museum educational programs to community organizations, homeschool groups, teachers and PK-12 students through outreach presentations.
  • Support other educational programs as needed.
  • Maintain P-Card and order supplies as needed for educational programs.
  • Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities

  • Writes and publishes interpretive educational materials for use by PK-12 students and teachers, both in print form and digitally.
  • Develop teaching packets and other materials that connect classroom curriculum to museum exhibitions and the permanent collection.
  • Create instructional materials for museum visitors onsite and for outreach programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Percentage of time 10

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    For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

    Recruitment Contact Name Callan Stenmann Recruitment Contact Email [email protected] Recruitment Contact Phone

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