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Education and Engagement Specialist

National Museum of Mexican Art
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 12, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Community Outreach, Managing Volunteers, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Arts Administration
Academic Centers, Arts, Community Development, Education, Museum, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title: Education and Engagement Specialist (Full-Time)


Date Prepared: June 2022


Title of Supervisor: Director of Education and Yollocalli Arts Reach


Accountable to:  Director of Education and Yollocalli Arts Reach


Position Summary: The Education and Engagement Specialist is responsible for researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating on-site National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) programming for teachers, students, parents, families, and adults based on the NMMA’s exhibitions and art collection. The Education and Engagement Specialist will also manage different on-site programming in coordination with other NMMA departments and will also assist with other educational programming and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Education and Yollocalli Arts Reach.


Essential Functions:

    Develop, implement and promote year-round engagement programming serving adults, youth, families, general public, and partnerships, to meet departmental goals and objectives Work to build strong and positive relationships with NMMA staff, local and national artists and educators, and community collaborators to create, implement, and evaluate creative programming to increase participation Implement on-site classes with NMMA resources and educational curricular resources Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate: 1 -2 interns each year, plus contractual artists by providing direction and support ensuring their activities are aligned with NMMA priorities Develop online educational content related to the NMMA’s exhibitions, collections, and mission Integrate appropriate learning standards and goals into arts and hands-on activities  Develop promotional materials for all programming and provide information to the marketing team in a timely manner Keep detailed data and documentation of all programming Assist with other educational programs and partnerships Related duties as assigned by Director of Education and Yollocalli Arts Reach


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

    Exceptional oral and written communications skills required for the effective delivery of the NMMA’s vision, mission and brand Capacity to adapt to rapidly changing priorities Demonstrates the skill and willingness to take initiative and to proactively anticipate organizational needs including the ability to meet external and internal deadlines as required Must be able to plan, prioritize, organize and execute multiple initiatives simultaneously and independently Willingness and ability to work outside standard business hours is required Ability to work well in a team Bilingual fluency (English / Spanish) preferred Basic knowledge and appreciation of Mexican culture Passion for learning and professional growth  Access to a vehicle for transportation to offsite programing



    Educational background in fine arts, art education, art history, museum studies, or education in general Experience with writing and preparing arts integrated and interdisciplinary curriculum, and teaching in a class structured format Minimum 3 years experience in museum education, classroom teaching, or related field


FLSA Status: Non Exempt



    Email cover letter, resume/CV and letter of recommendation to: All applications are due by June 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM CST Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster status within the first week of employment

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