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Learning and Engagement Coordinator - Danforth Museum and Art School

Employer
Framingham State University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

The Danforth at Framingham State University is an art school and art museum which has served the metro-west region for almost 50 years. We offer non-credit fine art classes in our studios and feature exhibitions of our permanent collection as well as rotating exhibits of regional contemporary artists in our museum galleries. We are located at the historic Jonathan Maynard Building on the Framingham Town Centre Common.

Learn more about our career opportunities at www.framingham.edu/careers.


Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

This position is uniquely positioned to transform public programming at the Museum and Art School. The Learning and Engagement Coordinator will activate the Danforth galleries and studios through the creation of innovative programming and learning experiences for all audiences that utilizes the art and exhibitions at the Museum. Responsible for developing and managing public programming at the Danforth, this position will serve as a liaison between the Museum and Art School, creating a variety of entry points for engaging with art within the museum galleries and studio spaces. As a key team member of a small staff, programming will be flexible and innovative, adapting accordingly to meet strategic goals. Duties for this position stretch across disciplines?in education, engagement, and marketing.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

N/A

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Director Danforth Art School

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create learning opportunities and interdisciplinary activities for the general public centered on museum exhibitions and collections
  • Working closely with the Director of the Art School, develop workshops, professional development, and other innovative classes for adults centered on museum exhibitions, with specific emphasis on evening and weekend offerings
  • Serve as primary point of contact for engaging visitors with learning experiences relating to museum exhibitions
  • Develop programming that activates the gallery spaces and that works across audiences, including the creation of a series of pre-designed platforms suitable for off-site learning, self-guided tours and formal activities for adults and children.
  • Work closely with the Visitor Services Coordinator to expand the public tour program; overseeing recruitment of new tour groups and managing scheduling for tours.
  • Participate as needed with current educational offerings at the art school and museum.
  • Manage the hiring, training and scheduling of FSU students to serve as tour guides for the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
  • Supports 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

N/A



Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Art History, Art Education, Museum Education, Studio Art, or related field with a minimum three years applicable experience working in a museum setting or public arts organization.
  • Familiarity with art education practices including Visual Thinking Strategies and the Elements and Principles of Design
  • Experience developing public programming at a museum 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience with marketing and related software programs


Additional Information:

This is a non-exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit with a title of Staff Assistant. The work schedule is 30 hours per week with a bi-weekly pay rate of $1,260. This position is grant-funded and anticipated to end on June 30, 2023. Ongoing employment is contingent upon continued grant funding.

It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster if eligible, before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside campus buildings.

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.


Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.

For best consideration, application materials must be received by July 18, 2022. However, applications may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

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