Museum Education Coordinator, Danforth Art Museum at FSU - Framingham State University

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 16, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
Location: Framingham, MA Category: Contract/Hourly Posted On: Thu Oct 15 2020 Job Description:


The Museum Education Coordinator will establish the foundation for a renewed tour program and educational materials and activities that reflect the Museum's exciting new growth in a prominent city location, and as the only museum that is part of a Massachusetts public college or university.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Director and Curator, Danforth Art Museum


  • Develop instructional guidelines and content materials to train Framingham State University students as tour guides for the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
  • Programming will include tours for the general public and for elementary, middle, and high schools, with special attention to Framingham's 3rd grade curriculum and the Museum's Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller Collection.
  • Works closely with the Director and Curator on interpretation of the art works.
  • Works closely with the Visitor Services Coordinator on recruiting and scheduling for tour program.
  • Develop interdisciplinary public programs and materials on the permanent collection and special exhibitions, including exhibiting artists and scholars gallery talks as well as coordinating with the Danforth Art School on workshops and artist demonstrations.
  • Work with the Museum's Director and Curator and University's Arts & Ideas staff to find common themes to incorporate the Museum's collection and exhibitions into the Arts & Ideas programming.
  • Work with the Visitor Services Coordinator to develop self-guided tours and special written activities for adults and children.
  • Works closely with the Collections Manager to support Framingham State University faculty and staff to ensure that the Museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions are a learning resource for all academic disciplines and for the entire University community.

Job Requirements:


  • MA or MFA from an accredited institution in Art History, Art Education, Museum Education, Studio Art, or related field with a minimum two years of experience working in a museum setting or public arts organization; or a BA or BFA from an accredited institution in Art History, Art Education, Museum Education, Studio Art, or related fields with five years of experience working in a museum setting or public arts organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work with a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule; to include weekends and beyond normal working hours when necessary.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time non-benefited, contract position, not to exceed 18 hours per week. The pay rate is $21 per hour.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.