The Toledo Museum of Art seeks an Academic and Adult Programs Coordinator.

Working with the Assistant Director of Education, assures positive relationships with university and adult audiences. Serves as the primary liaison for the University of Toledo visual literacy collaboration and supports other programs and projects related to university faculty, administration, and students. Supports general adult education programs including staff professional development, docent training, and public workshops.

Key Accountabilities

  • Promotes university and adult programs through communication with universities, the community, internal partners, and other organizations, including assisting with queries regarding these programs.

  • Develops and maintains familiarity with the scope of the Museum collection and adult and university programs to provide relevant and accurate information.

  • Acts as an ambassador for education department and Museum staff in the higher ed community.

  • Maintains and provides effective communication regarding academic and adult programs with all members of the Education staff, Docents, and other staff as necessary.

  • Schedules, plans, and coordinates academic programs in support of the University of Toledo visual literacy collaboration.

  • Contributes to Docent professional development including but not limited to: Docent enrichments, walk-throughs, and trainings.Assists with new Docent training.

  • Serves as the primary source of communication for the University of Toledo visual literacy collaboration including attending meetings and serving on committees as requested. Consults the Director of Education as needed for support.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Relationships: Works closely with other members of the Education and Engagement Team and receives assignment/work direction from Assistant Director of Education. Works across departments and with other Museum staff as appropriate. Regularly engages with university faculty, administration and students as well as the general public.

Specialized Knowledge, Competencies, and Abilities

  • Master’s degree in art history, museum education or related field.

  • Two years of experience in a position in Museum education preferred.

  • Basic Word and Excel skills, and accurate recordkeeping and report generation (preferred) employing a database; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • One year of teaching experience required, collegiate level teaching experience preferred with and understanding of best practices in adult education.

  • Previous experience in curriculum development and project management ideal.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

  • Customer Focus – seeks to understand customers, understands program offerings and educates customers, builds collaborative relationships, takes action to meet customer needs and concerns, sets up customer feedback systems to better serve needs.

  • Work Management – ability to manage work that includes working both independently and with a group to accomplish tasks; schedule and plan time to accomplish tasks while still maintaining reference desk and assisting customers; must understand the urgency of deadlines and effectively complete time-sensitive tasks.  Must be a self-starter able to identify projects/staff in need of assistance during slow periods.

  • Adaptability – ability to change with new situations, policies and modes of production as well as working with a variety of diverse backgrounds; ability to handle a varied workload, to multi-task, be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills and good follow-through. 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment: Standard open office work environment shared with co-workers, with related phone, computer and printer noise.  Position requires ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, printer and phone system; the person in this position communicates with other museums or museum professionals and must be able to conduct themselves accordingly; hours may include some evenings and weekends as necessary.

Salary: $35-$40,000

Job classification: Full-time, hourly

To apply: To apply submit a cover letter and resume to Deadline to apply: August 31, 2019. The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace.

Posted: July 12, 2019
Deadline to apply: August 31, 2019