Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum seeks Museum Educator & Coordinator of Public Programs

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Washington University in St. Louis
Skinker & Forsyth Boulevards
St. Louis, MO 63130

MUSEUM EDUCATOR & COORDINATOR OF PUBLIC PROGRAMSThe Museum Educator & Coordinator of Public Programs for the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is responsible for the development and implementation of academic and public educational programs for the Museum. The goals of these programs are to integrate the collections and exhibitions into Sam Fox School and University curriculum, enhance public educational use of the Museum, develop the Museum audience, and increase the profile of the Museum. As head of the department, this position also plays a key role in the development and implementation of short and long range institutional goals. Reports to the Director. Supervises the School and Community Programs Assistant.

Responsibilities include:

• Develop, in collaboration with the Director and curatorial staff, lectures, symposia, film and music series, and other public programs in conjunction with temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays

• Develop outreach programs targeted at the St. Louis regional community and K–12 students and teachers

• Develop, research, and write educational materials, including visitor guides to exhibitions, education programs, educator resources, and other outreach materials, working with curatorial and editorial staff

• Develop and oversee the management of the student docent program; conduct or otherwise facilitate adult and school group tours; oversee Museum volunteers in Education

• Develop and implement the Teaching Gallery program, working with the Assistant Curator for Collections, to facilitate faculty use of the permanent collection in teaching; collaborate with faculty to integrate collections and exhibitions into University curriculum

• Develop program evaluation and assessment procedures and supervise their implementation, working with the Manager of Marketing and Visitor Services

• Establish and maintain educational program budgets

• Research and apply for grants for education programs; assist with grant applications for exhibitions and other projects related to education, working with the Managing Editor of Publications


• M.A. in Art History, Arts Education, or related field, or equivalent experience

• Familiarity with current issues in and interest in advancing the contemporary discourse of museum pedagogy

• Proven experience with educational program development (minimum of three years museum education experience preferred)

• Ability to interpret curatorial visions for broad audiences

• Ability to collaborate with, supervise, and inspire a range of student, staff, and academic professionals as well as general audiences

• Excellent oral and written communication skills; interpersonal, supervisory, and administrative skills; diplomacy and initiative

• Some evening and weekend hours required

Application instructions

For a complete posting, full requirements, and application, visit the Washington University employment website at, reference number 101467, or use the quicklink:

Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

This position was opened on April 30, 2010 and will remain open until filled.