Sunday, October 17, 2010

Education Curator Opening

Job ID: 7186297
Position Title: Education Curator
Company Name: Southern Ute Cultural Center
Job Function: Education
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Full-Time
Location(s): Ignacio, Colorado, 81137, United States
Posted: September 13, 2010
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 2-3 Years
Required Travel: 10-25%
Salary: $15.34 - $22.12 (Hourly Wage)

The Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum (SUCCM) seeks an Education Curator to lead a new department responsible for community engagement through public and student programs. Working collaboratively with other departments, the Education Curator will have 4 primary areas of responsibility including oversight of a comprehensive K-12 school-visitation program, construction of an annual programmatic slate plus the design of on-site interpretive materials, supervision of a docent and volunteer program, and collaborative development of exhibits and interpretive techniques.

The Education Curator will supervise 3-5 staff, work closely with a developing tribal consultant and volunteer coordinator, and oversee high school and college student interns. Available immediately, the position reports to the Executive Director. Along with annual goal setting, he/she will develop and manage the departmental budget.

SUCCM seeks a creative, innovative, and dependable person with a keen understanding for what types of programs interest a wide range of visitors and participants. The individual chosen will have proven leadership qualities, is a team player, and has a familiarity and understanding of American Indian culture and history.

The candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in education, history, anthropology, or other related discipline; a Master's degree is preferred. Other qualifications include:

-two years minimum experience teaching or equivalent experience in museum education
-familiarity with strategies for communicating ideas and information in exhibit and education/program formats
-a strong track record in developing community-focused programs
-experience in evaluating the success of museum program
-experience in curriculum design and grant writing
-demonstrated success in leading a diverse professional and volunteer staff
-This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and an energetic and collaborative leadership style that encourages broad community engagement.

For a more complete job description, contact Marian Gilmore at

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