The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado invites applications for the new position of Education Programs Manager at: Colorado State University Employment Opportunities | Education Programs Coordinator (colostate.edu)
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Education Programs Coordinator
Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Work Hours/Week 40
Annual Salary Range 55,000-60,000
Desired Start Date 01/09/2023
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/03/2022
Description of Work Unit
The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is a university teaching collection as well as a public museum of historically and culturally significant items of dress, textiles and interior artifacts representing regional, national, and international cultures. The collection includes 25,000+ objects. The Avenir Museum is housed in a 19,000 sq. ft. facility (opened in 2016) at 216 E Lake Street, adjacent to the University Center for the Arts, and includes three galleries, a large dedicated smart classroom and program space, expanded collections storage and work areas, extensive library/conference room, and conservation lab.
The Avenir Museum’s academic home is within the CSU Department of Design and Merchandising, which offers B.S. degrees in Apparel and Merchandising (AM) and in Interior Architecture and Design (IAD), both of which are nationally accredited programs. The department also offers an M.S. in Design and Merchandising.
The department includes over 20 faculty as well as administrative professionals and staff who support approximately 700 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students. The department is housed in three buildings. The Nancy Richardson Design Center is home to the DM main office, design labs, computer labs, a design library, classrooms equipped with virtual reality, lecture capture, and video conferencing technologies, exhibition areas, and the RDC fabrication labs (prototyping, woods, metals) that support experiential learning. The neighboring Gifford Building features classrooms, computer labs, apparel construction labs, an exhibition gallery, and textile science labs. The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is a designated University Center that features collection space, exhibition galleries, a textile conservation lab, a classroom, and a library/conference room. The Department and the Avenir Museum recently received a transformational gift from an anonymous donor, which will allow for exciting staffing and programmatic growth in the coming months and years through new significant endowments. The successful candidate will collaborate in the museum’s visioning for the new positions and programming opportunities for digitalizing the collection, offering increased educational outreach, and new collaborations through textile conservation/testing resources. To learn more about the Department of Design and Merchandising (DM), visit: https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/dm
The primary responsibility of the Education Programs Coordinator is to create and deliver outstanding education experiences for people of all ages (including PK-12, undergraduate and graduate students, adult, and senior audiences) at Colorado State University’s Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising. The Education Programs Coordinator develops and provides relevant, engaging, inquiry-based, diverse, and inclusive mission-based experiences, digital offerings, and other educational programs at the Museum, across the CSU campus, in the Northern Colorado – Southern Wyoming region, and beyond.
The Education Programs Coordinator will build connections between the Avenir Museum’s collections and exhibitions and the CSU campus and regional communities through a variety of public programs including lectures and gallery talks, tours, classes, weekend workshops, film series, and in-gallery interpretation. The successful candidate will have a passion for diversity, equity, accessibility, inclusion, and justice, and will bring a wide range of experiences working with diverse audiences including those of all ages, backgrounds, and knowledge levels. The Education Programs Coordinator acts as an integral leader of the Avenir Museum educational programs development process and will work closely with Museum staff members to manage public programs, both in-person and on virtual platforms. Building on that collaboration, the individual will work with key staff members to develop and review all exhibition-related interpretive materials to ensure that resources are accessible and educational. The individual will also have input on exhibition planning as it impacts the Museum’s ability to successfully deliver both in-person and virtual platform educational experiences and outreach programs.
Ideal candidates for the position of Education Programs Coordinator hold considerable education programming experience, have strong interpersonal skills, can manage multiple projects and deadlines, and understand that working at the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is a collaborative enterprise across all realms at Colorado State University. This position is an opportunity to become a valued and integral team member at an academic museum, developing and delivering exceptional educational experiences for all ages and audiences in fulfillment of the museum’s mission and strategic vision, while contributing to excellence across all Avenir Museum endeavors.
The regular work schedule for this full-time position is 40 hours/week, Tuesday through Saturday; this work schedule corresponds to the public hours of the Avenir Museum. Flexible work hours will occasionally include weekend and evening hours to support public programs and events.
Required Job Qualifications
Preferred Job Qualifications
Essential Duties Category (30%): Museum Education
Essential Duties Category (30%): External Education Activities
Essential Duties Category (30%): Educational Resources
Essential Duties Category (10%): Community and University Relations
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License - Valid Driver’s License or ID card issued by a State or Territory of the United States is required
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