Education and Public Programs Manager, Aspen Art Museum

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Education and Public Programs Manager, Aspen Art Museum

For full description and to apply, see:

http://museumcareers.aam-us.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2965633

Description:

The Education and Public Programs Manager must have a passion for contemporary art and the ability to spark interest, arouse curiosity, and encourage others to learn about art utilizing visual literacy and object oriented learning.

Duties:

Create, plan, and facilitate all AAM exhibition-related educational and public programs in association with the Director/Chief Curator and Assistant Curator. Current programs include an Architecture Lecture Series, Create-Your-Own Lift ticket, 4th of July picnic, Exhibition-in-a-Box, Art Talks, Arts in the Schools, and Family Days at the Museum.

Develop all educational materials for AAM exhibitions, including artCart and artMAP materials and any other non-curatorial tour materials such as the AAM cell phone audio tour and Teacher’s Guide.

Create custom audio cell phone guides for each exhibition. Encourage and assist artists to record a personal message about their work. Devise innovative ways to encourage use of this educational resource.

Create and send AAM email blasts to over 1,100 contacts, via Constant Contact, advertising all AAM events.

Prepare all education text for publications and education grant proposals.

Create content for and administrate the Young Curators of the Roaring Fork program and exhibition.

Build and maintain relationships with regional educational community; promote exhibitions as educational resources and schedule and lead all school tours.

Create mission-related content for AAM workshops; manage AAM teachers and oversee workshops, while assisting teachers as needed.

Coordinate collaborations with area organizations such as the Aspen Writers’ Foundation, Colorado Mountain College, the Aspen Institute, Jazz Aspen, ACES, and spread the word about AAM programs.

Coordinate all AAM educational outreach programs: jail, seniors, hospital, and community centers.

Expand AAM reputation of excellence through innovative and original educational programs.

Qualifications:

Must have a MA in Art History or Museum Education with experience as a supervisor of education and education-related components in an art museum, developing education programs and materials, and outreach activities. Candidate must possess strong writing, teaching, and organizational skills.

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