The Assistant Curator of Education (ACE) support NOMA’s mission to offer innovative experiences for learning and interpretation; and unite, inspire, and engage diverse communities and cultures. The ACE creates, administers, and evaluates NOMA’s suite of programs for teachers and schools with particular attention to early childhood and K-6 audiences.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Oversees the development, implementation, documentation, and evaluation of school-based programs in partnership with the Curator of Education.
- Lead school programs for grades PK- 6, as well as gallery-based programs for students in grades PK-6.
- Works with community partners, teaching artists, and other department staff to design curriculum and deliver equitable school-based programs.
- Maintain and cultivate new partnerships with New Orleans and regional schools.
- Manages Early Childhood learning initiatives, including, but not limited to the Mini Masters program, school multi-visits, school tours, professional development, and other duties as assigned.
- Coordinates annual “Mini Masters Showcase” at NOMA.
- Serves as the early learning consultant and advocate both internally and externally.
- Supervises teaching artists, interns, and contract educators as needed for Mini Masters program implementation.
- Develops and prepares written content and other materials to support early learning gallery and digital interpretation initiatives at NOMA.
- In partnership with Curator of Education, coordinates Education Advisory Board slated to relaunch in Fall 2021.
- In partnership with Curator of Education, develop, coordinate, and teach workshops, in-services, institutes and educator events.
- Stays current with Early Learning research and best practices in museums.
- Acts as an ambassador to area agencies and institutions to establish and nurture early learning and school program collaborations as appropriate.
- Participates in meetings with outside partners and institutions on behalf of NOMA as needed, serves on professional panels, and conducts professional development workshops for outside partners.
- Assists in development and monitoring all relevant budgets.
- Assists in grant writing and reporting to maintain approved PK-6 learning and gallery learning programs.
- Disseminate learning and best practices developed throughout NOMA’s school-based initiatives at conferences, seminars, and other appropriate forums.
- Assists the Development department with tracking, writing, and budgeting for fundraising purposes and reporting.
- Train docents, teaching artists, Visitor Engagement staff on program content for PK-6 audiences.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Supervised by the Curator of Education.
- Works closely with the Curator of Education and other staff to develop and deliver appropriate programs and training.
- Work collaboratively with Learning and Engagement team to coordinate program initiatives with other NOMA departments and partner organizations.
Education and Experience:
- Masters’ level degree in areas such as Museum Education, Education, Early childhood development, Art Studio, Art History, Arts Administration, or closely related career field, or equivalent experience.
- Minimum of three-years experience working with PK-6 audiences in a learning environment, preferably a museum setting.
- Experience with a variety of learning models.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Strong organizational skills: must be able to multi-task and work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
- Have demonstrated leadership skills.
- Must have excellent presentation skills.
- Must have excellent, demonstrated interpersonal skills in working directly with children and families.
- Excellent writing and communications skills essential to communicate with varied constituencies.
- Good computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Google Suite.
- Knowledge of evaluation techniques.
- Be able to work evenings and weekends as required.
- Prior museum education experience required.
- Demonstrated interest in and understanding of studio art practices and education.
- Ability to manage a budget and produce statistical reports.
- Display dexterity necessary to facilitate learning in gallery spaces.
- Stand and move among exhibitions for extended periods.
- Climb up and down stairs or use an elevator daily.
- Bend, Kneel, climb and reach.
- Lift 25 pounds.
- Negotiate travel locally and nationally.
- Perform analysis on data to form reasonable conclusions and be able to demonstrate finding.
- Must have a driver’s license, own transportation and appropriate liability insurance.
- Normal office environment
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign job duties as required. This job description is not to be construed as a guaranteed contract of employment for a definite period of time.