SOCIAL SCIENCE/HUMANITIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATE III, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin

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Job Title: SOCIAL SCIENCE/HUMANITIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATE III <!– –>
Location: United States, Texas, Austin
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Entry Level
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SOCIAL SCIENCE/HUMANITIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATE III
The University of Texas at Austin
Blanton Museum of Art

FLSA status Exempt
Posting number 09-03-24-01-4007
Job status Open
Date available Immediately
Position duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Monthly salary $ 3333 negotiable depending on qualifications.
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Location Austin (main campus)
Hiring department: Blanton Museum of Art
Number of vacancies 1
General notes: Will include occasional evenings and weekends for special events.

Purpose of position: To plan, advise and provide a range of engaging public programs connecting art and ideas for the audiences of the Blanton Museum of Art based on research and expertise in the field of museum education.

Essential functions: Conceive and implement public program offerings for adult audiences at the Blanton, including lectures, courses, symposia, studio programs, performances, social gatherings and community networking events. Analyze past history and current trends in museum education programming while developing new ideas and initiatives to expand audiences and enhance learning. Manage branded programs such as B Scene monthly art parties, Third Thursdays, Artistic License, Art Fix, and the Blanton Book Club; analyze and interpret results of programming to make recommendations for improvement and modification. Keep informed on current information and research concerning best practices in museum education, lifelong learning issues, and current public programming. Recommend new programs as appropriate, ensuring all programs support and deliver the Blanton brand promise of extraordinary experiences connecting the visitor to art and ideas. Represent the Blanton with relevant organizations and reach out to establish new connections and create strategic partnerships for ongoing fulfillment of mission to be a gateway to the community. Represent the museum at state and national conferences. Analyze data to determine prospective users and audiences and potential funding sources for programming and partnerships. Work closely with other departments and collaboratively consults on development of relevant programs for special exhibitions, maximizing impact, ensure smooth logistical operations- that they are scheduled and information provided in a timely manner. Develop budgets for each program and track expenditures to ensure budgets are adhered to. Coordinate travel plans and logistics for guest speakers and performers.

Marginal/Incidental functions: Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications
= Masters degree in art history, art education, museum studies or related field.
= Two years of experience in developing public programs in museums or other cultural institutions.
= Demonstrated experience and competency in writing and public speaking.
= Ability to work cooperatively within a team setting.
= Strong communication skills.
Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred qualifications
= Masters degree and additional graduate study towards a Ph.D. in art history, art education, museum studies or related field.
= Four or more years of experience in developing public programs in museums or other cultural institutions.
= Experience in public programming in an art museum.
= Experience in a university setting.

Working conditions: May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Climbing of stairs.
Occasional evenings and weekends.
Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

Posting: http://utdirect.utexas.edu/pnjobs/pnjobsvw.WBX?job_nbr=09-03-24-01-4007

APPLICATION PROCESS: http://www.utexas.edu/hr/prospective/apply/process.html

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