Program Coordinator, Teaching and Learning

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The Wexner Center for the Arts seeks a Program Coordinator in the department of Learning and Public Practice. The hiring committee strongly encourages emerging professionals and those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, bilingual or multilingual, and individuals with disabilities, to apply.

The Program Coordinator will be engaged in arts learning at the Wexner Center for the Arts with a particular focus on museum education practices with diverse audiences. Scope of work will include teaching with art and building arts and education partnerships across Ohio State University with faculty and students, and in K-12 learning spaces across central Ohio. The Program Coordinator will assist in the development of resource materials, tours, experiential learning, and programming that intersects with contemporary art and cross-cultural topics, for the public, university, and K-12 audiences.

The Program Coordinator will report to the Teaching, Learning and Interpretation Manager and is responsible for supporting existing arts-based programs, research, and evaluation, and developing new arts-based programming where opportunities exist. Specific programmatic responsibilities may shift depending upon annual priorities set by the Teaching, Learning and Interpretation Manager and in collaboration with the Head of Learning and Public Practice and other staff members. Occasional evenings and weekends required.


Teaching and Research (35%)
This position prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Duties include leading arts-based discussions in formal and informal learning environments, including K-12. The Program Coordinator will lead tours and gallery experiences; assist in developing learning and interpretive content; and engage with K-12 students and educators and with university faculty and students. Assists in the development of arts learning resources and in all aspects of research, teaching, and learning. Assists with projects in collaboration with curators and educators, as well as with other colleagues across the center. Assists Teaching, Learning and Interpretation Manager to develop and implement long-term strategies for arts engagement.

Outreach and Engagement (25%)
In collaboration with the Teaching, Learning and Interpretation Manager, assists with the implementation and facilitation of community engaged programming and activities that promote inclusion and access to the arts.

K-12 Partnerships (15%)
Assist in the development, implementation, facilitation, and evaluation of arts and education programs for students and teachers in K-12 settings and learning environments. Build and maintain relationships with regional school districts/educators/home school programs. Engage with Wexner Center artist residencies, including intersecting with artist visits to the Center and schools, assisting with community-based artist workshops, and assisting with connecting visiting artists with opportunities for K-12 students and educators.

University Collaborations (15%)
Establish and sustain relationships and collaborations with faculty, staff and students across the University, including assisting in the development of work that strengthens the support of university courses and initiatives.

Special Projects (10%)
Specific programmatic responsibilities will shift depending upon annual priorities set by the Head of Learning and Public Practice in collaboration with other staff members. Additional miscellaneous duties and special projects as assigned by the Head of Learning and Public Practice.


  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate a commitment to and proficiency in diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion practices.
  • Degree in or supplemented by study in Art, Art Education, Art History, Museum Studies, or related field appropriate to the position. Equivalent education and/or experience will also be considered.
  • Expressed or demonstrated interest in the arts, museums, nonprofit, learning settings, community-based settings, or similar environments encouraged.
  • Strong affinity for arts-integrated learning. Experience working in K-12 environments, community-based, recreation centers, and alternative learning settings is a plus. Able to teach in a diverse range of learning settings and needs.
  • Interest in or demonstrated experience with the arts, including visual art, film, literary arts, or performance.
  • Strong research and writing skills required; excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven experience working with the public. Experience working with youths is a plus. This position is hands-on and works directly with the public, with job responsibilities that include work onsite and in the community.

Strong organizational, teaching, communication, and customer service skills required. Desire and ability to work collaboratively. Detail-oriented and accurate; ability to foresee, evaluate, and respond effectively to complex circumstances and conditions; a willingness to troubleshoot and problem solve; strong initiative and organizational skills; a demonstrated customer service mindset and collaborative style of work; proven ability to manage multiple time-critical priorities and projects. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products strongly preferred, including Excel.

Additional Information

The target hiring range for this full-time position is $20.53-22/hour. As an Ohio State employee, you will also have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Retirement Package choice of OPERS or Alternative Retirement Plan
  • Competitive Vacation and Sick Leave Program
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental, Vision, and Prescription Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Work-life benefits including family care, employee assistance, and discount programs.

Application Timeline and Procedures
All applications must be submitted online, through Workday. Applications or related materials will not be accepted via email, postal mail, or in person. For consideration, applicants are required to provide the following:

  • A letter to the selection committee stating your interest and reasons for applying for this position.
  • A résumé or curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and/or publications.
  • Contact information for two references

*We recommend that all applicants carefully review application materials before submitting. All application materials must be submitted by May 21, 2023, to be considered.

Questions? Please contact Emily Oilar, Project Manager, Learning and Public Practice, Wexner Center for the Arts at

The Wexner Center for the Arts is The Ohio State University’s multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. The Wexner Center values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community. We encourage candidates to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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