Sheldon Museum of Art’s Assistant Curator of Engagement works collaboratively as part of the museum’s Engagement Department in developing innovative pedagogical and philosophical approaches to teaching from original works of art for diverse audiences of all ages. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching and preparing multi-modal curriculum and learning activities, supporting outreach and student engagement, collecting and assessing data, supporting general operations of the Engagement department, and contributing to museum-wide activities from exhibition planning to fundraising to marketing. Primarily responsible for managing Sheldon's K-12 education and outreach activities, the Assistant Curator of Engagement coordinates the long-standing Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) tour program inclusive of docent-educator recruitment, training, evaluation, and liaising with LPS stakeholders. Reporting to the Curator of Academic Engagement, this position also supports all facets of Sheldon’s education initiatives in accordance with the museum's mission, which is increasing emphasizing the University of Nebraska campus community.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in art history, art/museum education or related field plus 2 years of museum or institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity required; equivalent education/experience considered. Must have exceptional organizational, event, and program management skills with the ability to nimbly prioritize and execute short-term and long-term projects. Ability to manage and inspire multi-generational volunteers essential. Familiarity with modern and contemporary arts and with current museum policies and practices, critical pedagogy, and multicultural education required. Must have excellent writing and communication skills, including public speaking for multiple audiences. Demonstrated ability to manage challenges and opportunities in unconventional, creative, and mission-focused manner necessary.
Master’s degree in education, art history or museum studies with emphasis on museum education preferred. Minimum of 3 years of museum or institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity desirable. Prefer demonstrated experience with curriculum development, preparing lesson plans, and evaluating student learning. Familiarity with modern and contemporary art helpful. Familiarity with strategies and tools for online engagement and the use of technology for interpretation and learning preferred.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.