Educator of Visual Literacy and Learning at University Museums, Iowa State University (Ames, IA)
Job Group: Professional & Scientific (P&S)
Required Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree and 5 years of related experience
Preferred Qualifications: Major course work in art, art history, museum studies, and art education.
Training or experience that demonstrates knowledge of current visual literacy, learning methodologies, techniques, and other museum education practices.
The University Museums at Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa) is seeking candidates for a full-time Educator of Visual Literacy and Learning (Curator III level).
The Educator of Visual Literacy and Learning will develop and implement all aspects of integrated visual learning/literacy programs that incorporate a multi-faceted approach of instruction to Iowa State University faculty and students. Programs will involve in-class instruction, curriculum development, utilization of art objects, as well as utilization of the Art on Campus Program, Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Anderson Sculpture Garden, and Farm House Museum and their resources. The Educator will work to establish instructional partnerships between University Museums and all Iowa State University colleges and targeted departments, as well as targeted external audiences. The Educator will strategically develop and plan the overall University Museums’ educational programs and projects with the University Museums’ staff, who will also assist in implementation of educational programs and initiatives. This position requires the candidate to have excellent communication skills. The Educator works with the University Museums Director to realize current and future museums goals and supervises the Museums’ Security/Interpretation Specialist.
The successful candidate should have knowledge in museums and museum education, art history, history, visual arts, public art, communications, and visual literacy.
The candidate will staff University Museums’ facilities on campus, events, and programs including frequent nights and weekends. The position requires local and occasional regional travel.
• Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISU’s mission and department or work unit goals
• Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude
• Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action
• Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices
• Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff
• May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team)
• May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist
• Provides guidance to students
Pay Grade: PS809
Posting Close Date: November 21, 2021
Job Requisition Number: R6555