The Harn Museum of Art School and Family Programs Manager develops, implements and evaluates youth and family programs, outreach programs, art camps, teacher workshops, and publications for K-12 students and educators at the museum and in schools, as well as, museum programs designed to engage student-age audiences. Specific responsibilities include the following:
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH
- Develops educational programs and publications presented at the museum, in K-12 schools, and on-line. In addition, this person develops and implements education programs for K-12 educators such as the Summer Teacher Institute and Alachua County Teachers’ Workshops, and coordinates K-12 student art installations.
- Develops curricula related to exhibitions and permanent collections for use by educators in their classrooms, and in support of museum visits.
- Develops programs for family audiences, including Tot Time and Family Day.
- Develops art camp programs.
- Develops outreach programs that serve diverse audiences through programs at the PACE Center, in K-12 schools, in public libraries, and at other locations.
- Works collaboratively with the University and community on the development of the above programs. On school and educator programs, serves as liaison to the university and to regional private and public educational organizations, including, but not limited to the Alachua County School District.
- Collaborates with Gallery Interpretation and Adult Programs Manager to produce Family Guides for exhibitions.
- Supervises the Bishop Study Center (BSC) Assistant
- In collaboration with the education, registration and curatorial departments, maintains and further develops the growing educational Hands-On Collection in the BSC.
- Collaborates with the University of Florida Libraries to support a cooperative agreement that integrates the BSC holdings into the online catalog of the University of Florida.
- Keeps informed of professional methods and literature regarding K-12 student and educator programs, museum camps, family programs, museum outreach activities, museum activity centers, museum library practices and volunteer program management.
- Seeks grants for existing and new programs.
CONDUCT AND MANAGE PROGRAMS
- Creates activities for visitors of all ages for use in the Bishop Study Center and throughout the galleries.
- Orders all educational resources and magazines for the study center relating to the museum’s exhibitions and collecting areas; orders all necessary equipment, furniture and supplies relating to the function of the Study Center. Oversees inventory of Study Center print and multi-media holdings and a computerized, searchable catalog.
- Conducts, manages and evaluates educational programs and publications at the museum, in K-12 schools, and on-line. In addition, this person develops and implements education programs for K-12 educators such as the Summer Teacher Institute and Alachua County Teachers’ Workshops, and coordinates the K-12 student art installations.
- Conducts, manages and evaluates educational programs for family audiences, including Tot Time and Family Day.
- Conducts, manages and evaluates art camp programs, including hiring instructors and teaching select weeks.
- Conducts, manages and evaluates outreach programs that serve diverse audiences through programs at the PACE Center, in K-12 schools, in public libraries, and at other locations.
- Coordinates video and/or photographic documentation K-12 program.
- Co-coordinates the museum’s volunteer program, with responsibility over volunteers for education programs (Family Days, Tot Times, Elementary Art at the Library and other programs) and art camps:
- Recruits volunteers from throughout the community using various methods, including attending off-site volunteer recruitment fairs and by contacting key internet, community and university resources.
- Interviews prospective volunteers, processes applications and ensures volunteers are familiar with the museum’s Code of Ethics and Volunteer Handbook.
- Coordinates with Human Resources Manager to ensure volunteers complete the required background checks and training in accordance with UF and museum policies.
- Schedules, trains and directly supervises volunteers.
- Provides references and letters of recommendation for volunteers as requested.
- Collaborates with other education department staff to coordinate the annual Volunteer and Intern Appreciation Celebration, recognizing museum-wide volunteer contributions.
- Attends and supervises museum programs as appropriate.
- Contributes to the museum web site with information and materials on K-12 programs.
- Collaborates with marketing and public relations department to produce and disseminate promotional materials.
- In collaboration with the Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs, develops annual budget for K-12 student and educator programs, art camps, the BSC, family programs and outreach activities.
- Supervises OPS employees, interns and work study students while working closely with other departments within the museum
- Processes all administrative documents, for K-12 student and educator programs, art camps, the BSC, family programs and outreach activities, including Purchase Request Forms (“PRF”s), maintenance work orders and IT requests.
- Represents the museum through continual interaction with public school educators and staff; establishes and maintains professional affiliations with colleagues in similar positions within university art museums and galleries nationwide; and attends and presents at regional and national professional conferences on behalf of the museum.
- Participates in Education department staff meetings, exhibition planning meetings, long-range and strategic planning meetings, finance meetings and grant applications.
- Collaborates with university colleagues and serves on university-wide committees.