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Director of Education and Engagement

The Columbus Museum seeks an experienced, highly organized, and creative Director of Education and Engagement for one of the largest museums in the Southeast. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, The Columbus Museum has a collection of 18th- to 21st- century American art, decorative arts, and contemporary design, as well as a collection of historical artifacts related to the Chattahoochee Valley. The museum’s grounds feature the beautiful Bradley-Olmsted Garden, designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm in the 1920s for homeowner and noted industrialist W. C. Bradley. The museum is part of the Muscogee County School District, a relationship that offers unique opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.

With a population of 200,000, Columbus is experiencing a renaissance that includes a thriving, beautiful, and historic downtown riverfront. Cultural amenities include the Springer Theater, the River Center for the Performing Arts, and, at Columbus State University, the Corn Center for the Visual Arts, Schwob School of Music, and Bo Bartlett Center.

The Director of Education and Engagement is responsible for the management, implementation, and evaluation of all educational programs, including broadening and developing new museum audiences through engaging, inclusive, and participatory programming. The Director of Education and Engagement promotes and advocates for the educational mission of the Museum within the community. The Director of Education and Engagement has the opportunity to collaborate on a new interactive educational space within the museum, now in its earliest planning stages.  As part of the Museum’s senior management team, this position reports to the Director and leads a departmental staff of four that includes the Academic Programs Manager, Youth and Family Programs Manager, part-time Community Outreach Coordinator, part-time administrative assistant, and a docent corps of 30.

Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of American art and/or history, current educational theories, museum education methodologies, and administrative experience.

-A master’s degree in art history, history, or museum studies or commensurate experience in combination with a bachelor’s degree.
-Five or more years’ experience designing and managing quality educational programs for diverse audiences
-Expertise in current educational theories, methodologies, and curriculum standards.
-Ability to cultivate a collaborative team environment.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ease in connecting with visitors.
-Commitment to collaborating with community partners and working with diverse audiences.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and full benefits.  Interested applicants should visit the Muscogee County School District website at https://mcs.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2406 to submit an online application. For further information, please contact Patricia Butts at pbutts@columbusmuseum.com. This position is open until filled.

 


Part-Time Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator

Can you meet the challenge to market arts, history, and culture to the Chattahoochee Valley?

The Columbus Museum is seeking a strong, versatile writer and creative for a Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator position. This position resides in the Marketing and Public Relations Department of the Museum and reports directly to the Marketing and Public Relations Director.

The Marketing and PR Coordinator supports the department through a wide variety of activities designed to build and maintain the Museum’s brand. The Marketing and PR Coordinator will assist the Director with marketing, advertising, and public relations efforts for the Museum, including campaigns to promote exhibitions, programs, and events, as well as ongoing initiatives to increase Museum visitorship and community participation.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

– Offer constructive and creative input on Museum advertising, marketing, and public relation initiatives and campaigns for the purpose of attracting new and returning visitors
– Write and/or edit engaging copy including but not limited to press releases, content for the Museum’s quarterly magazine The Muse, blogs, advertising scripts, flyers and other promotional materials for the purpose of keeping stakeholders informed of Museum activities and programs
– Assist Director of Marketing and PR with regular research and correspondence with the media and advertisers for promotional opportunities on local, regional, state, and national levels for the purpose of reaching area visitors as well as attracting tourists
– Work with the Museum graphic designer and other departments to develop timelines to create and distribute promotional material for exhibitions, programs, and events for the purpose of offering a consistent look and brand voice of Museum collateral
– Generate and organize social media content to share on platforms such as the Museum website and blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Flickr, Foursquare, Instagram, and Wikipedia for the purpose of maintaining a digital presence and content for the Museum
– Serve as the Museum liaison to the third party website management firm and Greater Giving to complete website maintenance outside of Museum scope and capabilities and schedule appropriate training for Museum staff when necessary for the purpose of maintenance of a consistent digital platform for Museum information and events
– Perform related tasks outside the job description if needed for the purpose of supporting the Marketing and Public Relations department

Knowledge and Skills Required

– At least one year of experience in a communications-related field, preferably public relations, marketing or journalism
– Strong and wide-ranging written and online communication skills, excellent language and editing skills are a must.
– Experience and knowledge using WordPress and Microsoft Office.
– Ability to meet multiple deadlines is essential.
– Strong interpersonal skills, capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels.
– Photography and videography skills are very helpful in conveying the Museum’s programs for publications.
– Due to programs and available audiences, some evening and weekend work required.

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree is required preferably in marketing or communications/journalism. Prior museum or non-profit experience is helpful.

This part-time position requires 25 Hours a Week. Salary is commensurate with experience. Submit a letter of interest and an up-to-date resume to the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA  31906; Attn:  Bridgette Russell or via email at brussell@columbusmuseum.com.

The Columbus Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.  

 

 

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