February 12, 2009

Call for applications: Museum Educator & Coordinator of Public Programs Position

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis


The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a Museum Educator & Coordinator of Public Programs for the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Founded in 1881, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is a nationally accredited university art museum with significant holdings in the areas of international modern and contemporary art.

Primary responsibilities of the position include the development and implementation of academic and public educational programs for the Museum with the goal of integrating the collections and exhibitions into Sam Fox School and University curriculum, enhancing educational use of the Museum, developing the Museum audience, and increasing the profile of the Museum. The successful candidate will build existing programs and implement new ones, pursue active relationships within the field of museum education, and play a key role in developing and achieving short- and long-range institutional goals. The position reports to the Museum director & chief curator.

Select requirements
• M.A. in Art History or related field, or equivalent experience
• Minimum of four years of program development and three years teaching in a museum setting
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; interpersonal, supervisory, and administrative skills; and public speaking and donor relations skills
• Ability to collaborate with and supervise a range of student, staff, and academic professionals

Application instructions
For a complete posting, full requirements, and application, visit the Washington University employment website at, requisition number 091131, or use the quicklink:

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

Institutional background
Washington University, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 120 nations. The University is highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning. Its programs, administration, facilities, resources, and activities combine to further its mission of teaching, research, and service to society.

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis is a unique collaboration in interdisciplinary architecture, art and design education, linking professional studio programs with a university art museum in the context of an internationally recognized research university.

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is charged with fostering the University’s educational mission and through the exhibition, publication, development, and preservation of visual art. The Museum is committed to preserving and developing its art collection and continuing its legacy of collecting significant art of the time; providing excellence in art historical scholarship, education, and exhibition; inspiring social and intellectual inquiry into the connections between art and contemporary life; and engaging audiences on campus, in the local community, across the nation, and worldwide.

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