COVID-19 UPDATE: Please check with individual organizations and venues for specific requirements regarding health precautions.
Open Date 07/22/2019
Requisition Number PRN21435B
Job Title Coordinator, Education
Working Title UMFA Coordinator, School & Teacher Programs
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Extensive travel to and from schools throughout the state with occasional overnight and weekend commitments.
Office hours M-F, 8-5
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 01406 – UMFA Education
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 35,000-36,000 DOE
Open Until Filled Yes
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Learning & Engagement, the coordinator supports Museum-wide objectives by overseeing onsite museum events for teachers as well as outreach programs in K-12 schools statewide for students and teachers, including Evening for Educators, Distance Learning, and Museum in the Classroom. The coordinator will be responsible for implementing these programs, traveling and teaching in classrooms throughout Utah, and re-envisioning curricula to continue to engage school communities through creative, innovative, and responsive programming that connects classroom core subjects to UMFA’s global art collection. The coordinator will champion collaboration and develop partnerships with schools and teachers, defining its role as a resource for these audiences.
Some duties include:
•Create and implement innovative programs and curricula for schools and teachers that are grade-appropriate and interdisciplinary. Curricula, when appropriate, will be developed in partnership with K-12 leaders and based on goals, philosophies, and pedagogies identified by both the Museum and schools served.
•Independently lead in-class instruction and facilitate interdisciplinary art workshops and experiences in K-12 classrooms statewide utilizing UMFA resources and artworks. Extensive travel to and from schools throughout the state with occasional overnight commitments is required.
•Develop relevant resources for teacher professional development, including materials for teacher programs and one Evening for Educators per year. Collaborate with teachers, administrators, artists, and community organizations to create content and format for events.
•Build relationships and partnerships with K-12 teachers and leaders, University of Utah departments, and museum colleagues statewide.
•Monitor and improve processes for evaluating programs on an ongoing basis.
•Report on and suggest revisions to K-12 programming and curricula based on grade level and overall quality. Propose new offerings that reflect current trends and issues in classrooms and museum education.
•Collect detailed statistical information on programs and document evidence to demonstrate impact.
•Manage and maintain supplies and educational materials for programs.
•Monitor budgets and keep detailed records for programs.
•Represent the Department of Learning & Engagement in the museum through exhibition planning teams; exhibition-related educational programming; Learning & Engagement programs; and collaborate across Museum departments to support collective efforts.
Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education), and two years related experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
The qualified candidate will have:
•Ability to conduct research on current trends and best practices in museum and K-12 education, as well as objects in UMFA’s collection.
•Knowledge of Utah Core Standards, curriculum writing, design, and implementation.
•Teaching experience in K-12 classrooms or an alternative setting; demonstrated classroom management skills.
•Some experience leading and creating core-connected professional development opportunities for teachers.
•A creative approach to curriculum development, arts integration, and interdisciplinary practices, and a desire to make programs responsive to the needs of a diverse range of students and teachers.
•Strong organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication.
•The ability to travel and work independently—a problem-solver who is flexible and adapts to a changing environment.
•Own transportation, valid driver’s license.
•Professionalism, enthusiasm, and passion when they represent the UMFA in communities across the state.
•A deep commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility ( IDEA ) within the UMFA and the many school communities we serve statewide.
The UMFA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. We encourage applications from people who self-identify as minorities or members of underrepresented groups.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: email@example.com .
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.