Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of School and Teacher Programs

Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of School and Teacher Programs - POSITION FILLED
Department:  Museum of Art
Date:  06/21/2018

POSITION VACANCY

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of:


LINDE FAMILY FOUNDATION COORDINATOR OF SCHOOL AND TEACHER PROGRAMS

Colby College Museum of Art

Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

Working in the Museum’s education and public programs department under the supervision of the Mirken curator of education and public programs, the Linde Family Foundation coordinator of school and teacher programs is a critical member of a team that provides educational programs for a diverse audience of children and adults. In support of the Museum’s mission to transform lives through art, the Linde Family Foundation coordinator of school and teacher programs is responsible for creating curriculum and interpretative materials, scheduling and managing tours and other educational programs, training and managing the Museum’s corps of volunteer docents, providing professional development opportunities for Maine educators, and overseeing a small group of Colby student interns and part-time teaching artists. In the summer months, this position will manage collaborative programs such as the Museum’s Lively Spaces Dance, Poetry, and Art Making Camp for elementary school children.

The Colby College Museum of Art’s collection includes more than 9,000 artworks with an emphasis on American Art from the mid-18th century through the present. Founded in 1959, and now comprising five wings, the Colby Museum is a collecting and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, display and interpretation of the visual arts. Since its 2013 reopening of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, the Museum’s facilities now encompass 38,000 square feet of exhibition space and is the largest museum in Maine.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Collaborate with local K-12 teachers as part of the Museum’s school tour program
  • Assist teachers in selecting tours, make reservations, and provide preliminary materials for classroom use
  • Follow up with teachers before and after visits
  • Provide museum-related professional development for Maine K-12 educators
  • Develop K-12 curriculum related to the Museum’s collections and exhibitions to be taught both in Maine classrooms and in the Museum
  • Develop and provide appropriate training for docents
  • Create training materials related to collections and exhibitions for docents
  • Gather, compile, and analyze evaluation data
  • Assist with other education projects as needed
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience, major in art education, museum education, education, or a related field desired
  • Excellent administrative skills and organizational abilities required
  • Outstanding interpersonal and both verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues within the museum, campus wide, and in the local community
  • Familiarity with public school curriculum
  • Experience working with K-12 students, teachers, and adults in museums or classroom settings
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as program schedule requires
  • Studio art background and teaching experience is desirable
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community

KEY RELATIONSHIPS: This position has significant interactions with faculty, staff, students, alumni, museum guests and outside vendors.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. 

TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of School and Teacher Programs - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

 

 
A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
 
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