Celebrating its Centennial year in 2019, The Dayton Art Institute seeks two Museum Educators to develop, implement, plan, manage and evaluate a wide range of public programs for all ages of the public in alignment with the museums mission and vision. This includes, but is not limited to, support for programs which have an established history at the Museum and planning and implementing new programs as needed to support special exhibitions and collection galleries and enhance access for diverse audiences.
Educators will collaborate interdepartmentally to conceptualize, design and develop educational initiatives and in-gallery interactive components for museum exhibitions and the collection galleries; assist in curation and development of programming for The Lange Family Experiencenter, an internationally recognized hands-on gallery for all ages. Additional responsibilities include writing and editing education collateral material, working with the education department budget, assist in management and training of volunteers and interns, and supporting the museum’s curators in the creation of exhibitions, delivering tours and programs, and participating as an editor in museum communications.
Three (3) full-time regular salaried Educator positions are currently available and require a flexible schedule for regular office hours as well as additional hours to support and attend Museum related programs and events.
Education and/or Experience Requirements
Master's degree in art education (preferred), museum education, museum studies, or a related discipline.
Minimum five (5) years’ experience in a museum environment; understanding of the role of education in a museum and best practices in the museum education field required.
Classroom teaching and/or Museum education programming experience preferred.
Equivalent experience will also be considered, if the applicant has at least three years in a full-time museum education position.
Experience working with volunteer groups, program development, planning, implementation and management, working within budgets, along with an ability to meet deadlines are necessary.
Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion. Experience with accessibility initiatives and programs, and experience working with visitors with diverse abilities a plus.
Competencies, Skills and Abilities
Absolutely passionate about being a member of a team that is developing new art initiatives with a strong diverse and inclusive visitor-centered community dynamic.
Research, writing, editing, and information management skills
Proven project planning, coordination, and evaluation skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate well both verbally and in written form with museum colleagues, members, and visitors of different ages, interests, and backgrounds.
Adept at writing in a variety of voices and styles; strong editor and proofreader skills.
Strong organizational skills, exceptionally resourcefulness and displays good professional judgment, problem solving, and ability to work under pressure exercising tact and diplomacy always.
Self-directed and able to work independently as well as effectively in a team setting within the department and collaborate across the organization.
Must be able to thrive in a multi-tasking and changing work environment and have the initiative to undertake and complete projects accurately, on deadline, and at times with minimal supervision.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as the Internet for research.
Proficiency with digital technology, new and emerging media, and current social media, mobile devices and other relevant media.
For consideration, please submit letter of interest including salary expectation, Curriculum Vitae or resume, along with a 600-word statement of your philosophy of museum education.
Submission Deadline: This job listing will remain open until the first interview phase is complete or until a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. NOTE: Incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.
About The Dayton Art Institute
Celebrating its Centennial in 2019, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the nation’s finest art museums. It remains the Miami Valley’s only fine art museum, serving residents from the Greater Dayton and a five-state regional audience. The museum is housed in one of Dayton’s best-known landmarks, an historic 1930 Italian Renaissance-inspired building overlooking downtown Dayton and the Great Miami River. The museum’s collection has grown significantly over the years through generous gifts of artwork by local donors, including important Oceanic art, Asian art, and American fine and decorative art collections. The collection is now comprised of nearly 27,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of art history.
MISSION: The Dayton Art Institute is committed to enriching the community by creating meaningful experiences with art that are available to all.