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Museum Public Programs Director
Responsible for carrying out the museum’s public service and educational mission by the development, promotion and presentation of public programs and services for the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University. Works with audiences and users of the museum facility within MSU and the surrounding community to coordinate all details related to planning and presenting events at the Museum. Responsible for developing and executing a detailed Museum rental policy. Reports directly to the Museum Director.
Develops, designs and manages strategies and campaigns to inform, educate and promote university and museum goals and objectives within the framework of approved policies and procedures. Researches program-related areas, responsibilities and activities to plan potential programs. Creates and implements interpretive programs to accompany exhibitions for general audiences, school groups, MSU students including in-house, outreach and community programs requiring creativity and latitude. Recruits and provides or coordinates training for volunteers, docents, and interns. Prepares budget and reports for the Public Programs area. Maintains billings and records related to educational and rental events. Maintains attendance records for educational programs and rentals, and maintains inventory of program supplies. Schedules program activities. Participates in Strategic Planning. Develops Grants for museum programs. Communicates with rental clients to satisfy arrangements and supervises staff in the set-up and implementation of rentals and Museum events. Develops effective working relationship with local arts educators, teachers, and principals. Coordinates and implements delegated programming including, but not limited to, Summer Camps, Holiday Workshops, Art in Public Places, Home School Classes, Traveling Trunks, Live on the Lake, Teacher Workshops, and Annual Fortnight event. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Moderate physical activities required of general office work and the ability to supervise and participate in the programming activities, physical setup/breakdown of events designed for the general public and MSU groups.
A minimum of five years relevant experience in a museum setting or related educational areas. Experience in public event planning and production.
Must have a good knowledge of the trends, theories, and methodologies related to development, promotion, and presentation of educational programs and materials for a varied audience. Must have knowledge required for successful public events staging, planning, and execution.
Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Art degree required. Additional graduate level coursework preferred.
Must be well-organized; have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must have the ability to work well with a diverse audience and relate to college students, faculty, staff, and the public to satisfy requests. Ability to manage a variety of tasks in a Museum atmosphere. Must be able to work occasional nights and supervise weekends. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.