Museum Educator

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The Springfield Art Museum is seeking an energetic, collaborative, and entrepreneurial Museum Educator to join our team! This is an exciting leadership role that will help shape and advance the Museum’s new strategic plan focused on accessibility, outreach, and education and will work to building stronger connections between the Museum’s collections and exhibitions and our community through a variety of public programs including lectures and gallery talks, tours, art classes, camps, workshops, and in-gallery interpretation. The successful candidate will have a passion for diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion and will bring a wide range of experiences working with diverse audiences including those of all ages, backgrounds, and knowledge levels of art.

The Springfield Art Museum presents a unique opportunity. Founded in 1928, it is Springfield’s oldest cultural institution. The Museum has several long-standing and successful programs including a fieldtrip program for 5th graders, an annual exhibition of student artworks from local schools, a successful summer art camp program, growing art classes for all ages, a dedicated Docent Corps, a dedicated space for family learning (Family Art Lab) and studio art classroom spaces, and vigorous outreach programs that reach rural schools across southern Missouri. The Museum had a pre-pandemic attendance of over 63,000 and tour attendance of over 7,000 and seeks regrowth following the limitations imposed by the pandemic. The dynamic nature of the Museum’s educational program offers the opportunity to innovate, experiment, and build something new.


Responsibilities will include overseeing the Museum’s public interpretive and educational programs including school tours and other tours, art classes and workshops for children and adults, summer art camps, outreach programs, lectures and gallery talks, programmatic partnerships, and in-gallery interpretation. The Museum Educator recruits and manages contract teaching artists, art instructors, docents, and other volunteers to assist in these efforts. Additionally, this position will work closely with the Museum Director, the Curator of Art, Museum Affairs Officers, other staff, and appropriate Board Committees on program planning, assessment and evaluation, strategic planning, and resource development.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Art History, Studio Art and/or Art Education or related field, plus at least two years of directly related experience.  Advanced degree may be substituted for work experience; professional experience in the field of museum education may be substituted for formal education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Bilingual communication skills are a plus.

SALARY RANGE:               $38,272.00 – $59,467.20 Annually

Review of applications will begin March 26, 2021 and will continue until filled. Applications received by April 23, 2021 are guaranteed review. 

As a department of the City of Springfield, Missouri, all hiring is handled by City of Springfield Human Resources. Please visit their website under “Current Opportunities” for full position description, benefits information, and to apply. Please do not send resumes to the Museum. Only applicants who apply through the City of Springfield Human Resources portal will be considered for employment. If you need accommodations in order to apply, please contact City of Springfield Human Resources. All employment inquiries must be directed to City of Springfield Human Resources.

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