The Art Station of Illinois State University
Curator of Education
Illinois State University seeks a Curator of Education for a new initiative, The Art Station, which will provide Illinois State University students and faculty with opportunities to pursue learning and scholarship in the visual arts. In particular, this innovative program will provide individualized attention to students by fostering strong student-faculty connections to conduct research and provide professional practice opportunities. Simultaneously, The Art Station will provide educational and self-expressive visual arts experiences to children, youth, and families in the community, taught and guided by art educators and professional artists, with deliberate efforts to reach at-risk and otherwise underserved populations in order to support Illinois State University's values of diversity and civic engagement. The Art Station is committed to fostering creative practice, impactful education, and transformative experiences in the visual arts.
Under general direction of the Director, the Curator of Education uses specialized knowledge in art education along with skills obtained through experience, specialized training or certification to educate the public about the visual arts. The Curator of Education is responsible for leadership, strategy, and management of the Art Station's education department and its service functions as they relate to seminars, workshops, public programming, and other outreach activities. Curator of Education is responsible with creating and implementing school programs and partnerships, interpretive projects, and content delivery. Work will heavily include teacher and faculty collaborations.
Appointment renewal for the following year will be based upon available funding and performance.
1. Master's degree in art history, art education, studio art, museum studies or related fields with at least three years of professional experience working in the area of museum education or art education; or Bachelor's degree and at least 10 years of experience in art management, art education, museum education, or related fields.
2. Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning.
3. Knowledge of curriculum theory and design, teacher education, and interpretive strategies.
4. Experience with supervision.
5. Experience in overseeing daily operations of art education program such as organizing and ordering supplies, scheduling programs and special events, and scheduling staff.
6. Experience in interacting with diverse populations: children, parents, college students, faculty, staff, peers.
7. Excellent writing, speaking, organizational, project management, and interpersonal skills
8. Computer literacy, particularly in word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet programs.
9. Must have a valid driver's license and be willing to travel.
10. Must be available to work evening and weekend as needed.
11. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
1. Experience in studio, classroom teaching, or working with public preferred.
2. Experience with new media and technological innovations strongly desired.
3. Experience in non-profit organizations, museums, or higher education preferred.
4. Experience training and working with volunteers preferred.
5. Wide knowledge and enthusiasm of the visual arts.
To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and cover letter must be submitted online at http://www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs no later than January 5, 2018. Copy and paste this direct link that will take you directly to the posting.
Illinois State University:
Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 72 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 42 masters, 2 specialist, and 10 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 79th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2015 and has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and is located within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, and traffic and commute. In 2016, Huffington Post named Bloomington one of the “11 Amazing Cities You’ve Never Thought To Live In, But Should.” Bloomington was also recently placed on Livability.com’s list of 100 Best Places to Live.
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