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Curator of Museum Education & Engagement
The Hyde Collection is in search of a Curator of Museum Education & Engagement. Interested applicants should email their resume, (3) professional references, and cover letter detailing their interest and relevant expertise to the attention of Melissa Montgomery at [email protected]
Curator of Museum Education & Engagement Job Description
Reports to: CEO
Responsibilities: Serve as the head of the education and programming department and create and implement all educational programs for the Museum focused on increasing audience engagement for both adults and children; devise interpretations of the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions for all audiences and learning levels; and incorporate a variety of artistic, cultural, and intellectual perspectives to engage the public and provide exceptional experiences for all ages and audiences in fulfillment of the Museum’s mission and strategic vision.
- Maintain a commitment to increasing diversity, equity, inclusion and access and community service through the development of summer programming, weekly workshops, family activities, vacation workshops, special programs, and guest lecturers on the collection and special exhibitions.
- Coordinate Museum and public programs with local and regional constituencies and assist with public events as needed.
- Assess existing programs and department routines and plans to build on excellence in the creation of an effective and efficient department.
- Conduct gallery talk and tours.
- Create and execute outreach programs for underserved audiences and communities.
- Prepare material for all communications and publications in a timely and efficient manner.
- Provide presentations at public and community events on the Museum’s behalf.
- Advocate for art education and the use of the Museum as an educational resource.
- Direct and oversee educational exhibitions including the annual High School Juried Show
- Provide information for grant proposals as requested
- Develop and maintain an active docent program.
- Work with Curator to develop docent training curriculum and materials.
- Schedule and present programs and lectures related to art history/appreciation, exhibitions, the permanent collection, and tour methodologies.
- Oversee the evaluation of docents annually; maintain records of docent participation.
- Coordinate and manage with visitor services staff tour booking and scheduling.
- Supervise all personnel involved in the education programs of the Museum including volunteers, committee members, artists, guest lecturers/educators, and interns.
- Prepare the education department budget for approval by the CEO.
- Work with the Development Staff on grants, sponsorship, publicity and social media strategies in support of education programs and special projects.
All other duties as assigned by CEO.
Requirements: MA in Museum Education, Art History, Fine Art or a related field is preferred; 3-5 years of experience in museum education, knowledge of current methodologies and the use of new technologies in museum education; proven track record as a manager and effective leader and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. Strong communication, organizational, speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills.
The Hyde’s volunteers provide meaningful support to the Museum’s programming and activities. Volunteers make it possible for The Hyde to offer educational programming for students of all ages, plan exciting trips and social events, and deliver an exceptional experience to our visitors.
Become a Docent
A docent is a volunteer educator who engages visitors to The Hyde Collection in discussion and exploration of the collection and special exhibitions. Docents lead tours throughout the year. Any adult who wants to share their enthusiasm for The Hyde Collection and who loves learning about art is eligible to become a docent. If you are interested in becoming a docent, please fill out the form below or contact Jonathan at 518-792-1761, ext. 321.
The Hyde offers academic year and summer internship placement for college and university students as needed. Opportunities are posted on this page as they become available. If you are interested in an internship at The Hyde, please fill out the form below or contact 518-792-1761, ext. 310.