Fort Collins Museum of Art – Education Coordinator

Position Title:
Education Coordinator
Reports To:
Executive Director
Job Brief:
The Education Coordinator plans, manages, coordinates and evaluates all educational activities for the museum with a focus on ages 17 and under.
Essential Job Functions:
• This position will carry out the Museum’s educational responsibilities, which will
entail creating, developing and implementing educational programming, outreach, and
continuing education with a view to making learning enjoyable, accessible, and
interesting for a wide range of visitors. A fresh, energetic, and fun approach is to be
taken to educate on a variety of exhibition topics to allow visitors to connect with art and with the subject matter.
• Creation of changing hands-on creative stations and activities for kids in the museum’s Art.Edu.Osity Creative Space.
• Creation of teacher packets & visit materials for the website which tie into State and
Federal curriculum standards and 21st century skills.
• Creation of fun, interactive projects for in-gallery use.
• Creation of kids labels for the gallery exhibitions.
• Make personal contacts and actively develop teacher relationships and promote the
museum and web resources to schools.
• Identify, recruit and cultivate community organizations and schools for field trips to the museum.
• Build the audience for the Creative Space to be able to offer a scheduled set of guided activities, classes and workshops in a variety of mediums for a variety of ages.
• Play a central role in building a strong presence for the Museum in the community
• Play a key role in establishing learning outcomes for Museum programming and work to
ensure they are achieved.
• Work closely with the Museum Director to research other sources of funding for educational initiatives.
• Assist with evaluation and work to incorporate feedback into educational resources.
• Other tasks as assigned.
Experience and Qualifications:
• A Bachelor’s degree in education (preferably art education)
• A minimum of three years of professional experience
• Understanding of curriculum standards and an ability to develop educational
programs which tie to Federal and State standards and to 21st century skills
Competencies/Skills:
• An outcome‐oriented individual who demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to take initiative and work creatively without constant supervision
• Ability to devise, research, prepare and deliver exciting and engaging learning projects
• Excellent organizational and planning skills
• Communicates clearly, verbally and in writing
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
• Ability to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience and a wide range of contacts at different levels
• Ability to handle a number of projects and prioritize work
• Commitment to social inclusion and making museums accessible to all ages
Hours:
• This is a contract position and will offer $12,000 yearly ($1,000 a month)
• This position is relatively cyclical as exhibitions change every 2-3 months
• Some after-hours attendance for events will be required

Please email a resume, cover letter and list of three references by end of day August 25 to ftcma201@gmail.com