Education Coordinator

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Education Coordinator
The Chazen Museum of Art seeks an enthusiastic and organized self-starter to join the Education and Public programs team as an Education Coordinator. Reporting to the Head of Museum Education, the Education Coordinator will manage the scheduling and coordination of all museum tours including communicating logistics with educators, museum guides and security. A flexible and creative problem solver, the Education Coordinator will serve in an advisory role to the museum’s registered student organization, the Chazen Ambassadors in the planning and facilitation of public programs. A collaborative team player, the Education Coordination will work closely with the Event Coordinator, communicating with various stakeholders to ensure events run seamlessly. While the daily schedule is 8:30 -5, weekly schedules may vary with occasional nights and weekends required.

1 year experience in education or arts-related positions, including coordination of public events and logistics scheduling
Strong computer skills including competency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders
Excellent organizational skills, including multitasking, time management, and attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to solve problems in flexible, creative ways
Demonstrated ability to conceive of and plan a program, meeting, or event from start to finish

BA in arts, education, or museum studies
1 year experience leading group activities in an educational setting
Experience scheduling and organizing meetings, tours, or events
Experience evaluating, reviewing, or tracking activities
Working knowledge of Adobe Design programs including Photoshop

About the Chazen Museum:
The Chazen Museum of Art makes its home between two lakes on the beautiful campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Within walking distance of the state capitol, it sits squarely in the heart of a vibrant college town. Featuring one of the best views on campus, an art-filled bridge connects the historic Elvehjem building, built in 1970, with the Chazen building, built in 2011. This connection represents both a physical and intellectual joining of human art history and the most dynamic artistic explorers of today.

With a permanent collection of more than 23,000 objects, from vessels of ancient Greece to prints by Kara Walker, the Chazen is the second largest museum in Wisconsin. Two expansive buildings encompass 163,000+ square feet, making it the largest collecting museum in the Big Ten. More than 100,000 visitors come through the Chazen’s doors each year to enjoy the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Admission is free for all and includes programs for students, families and community members, all provided with the museum’s unique brand of Wisconsin hospitality.

This position is vital in supporting the mission of the Chazen Museum of Art:
We collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art and present related educational programs in support of the teaching, research, and public service mission of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
We do this because the visual arts enrich individual human experience and because knowledge of art is essential to understanding diverse cultures, past and present.

Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months), salary will be commensurate with experience. Full benefits provided to include health insurance and paid leave. Standard work schedule of 8:30-5:00, M-F, with some flexibility possible. On rare occasion, evenings and weekends may be required.

The Chazen Museum supports and encourages paid professional development opportunities such as conference or workshop attendance. The University of Wisconsin–Madison campus offers ample recreation, cultural and educational opportunities. The museum is easily accessible and is located on many bus lines and bike paths.

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