Museum Education Coordinator

Framingham State University

Framingham, MA

ID: 7079506
Posted: June 7, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Framingham State University:
Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.

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Job Description:
General Statement of Duties:

The Danforth Art Museum Education Coordinator will establish the foundation for a renewed tour and school visitation program as well as create educational materials and activities that reflect the Museum's exciting new growth in a prominent location in the city's cultural district, and as part of a Massachusetts public university. This position is an exciting opportunity to get a number of new museum education programs off the ground.

Supervision Exercised: N/A

Supervision Received: Director and Curator, Danforth Art Museum

Examples of Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The Danforth Art Museum Education Coordinator will develop instructional guidelines and content materials to train Framingham State University students as tour guides for the permanent collection and special exhibitions. They will create programming for the general public and for elementary, middle, and high schools, with special attention to Framingham's 3rd grade curriculum and the Museum's Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller Collection. This key staff member will develop interdisciplinary public programs and materials on the permanent collection and special exhibitions, including exhibiting artist and scholar talks as well as coordinating with the Danforth Art School on workshops and artist demonstrations.

The Museum Education Coordinator is an integral part of a small but resourceful team. This position works with the Museum's Director and Curator on interpretation of the art works and related exhibition programming, including applications to the University's Arts & Ideas programming, This position works closely with the Visitor Services Coordinator on recruiting and scheduling for the tour program, developing self-guided tours, and creating written activities for adults and children. The Museum Education Coordinator works with the Collections Manager to support Framingham State University faculty and staff to ensure that the Museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions are a learning resource for all academic disciplines and for the entire University community.


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