Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Accepting Applications for the Ann Simpson Artmobile Curator

Students from the UW Lab School show their enthusiasm for the Ann Simpson Artmobile

The Art Museum currently has a job opening for the Ann Simpson Artmobile Curator position.  This is a 3/4 time (30 hours/week), benefited posi
tion.  Details about the job are below, or you can visit the HR website, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.  If you're enthusiastic about sharing original art with people across the state, consider applying for this creative and dynamic job!

The University of Wyoming Art Museum (UAM) seeks a creative, self-motivated, team-player as curator for the Ann Simpson Artmobile Program. This position is 30 hours per week. The schedule varies month to month and requires extensive travel throughout Wyoming.

Duties include developing, implementing and assessing curricula for Artmobile tours, lectures and programs for pre-K through adult audiences; ensuring that all Artmobile programming is aligned with the UAM philosophy of Museum as Classroom; conducting related art-making activities; assessing curricular needs for specific locations and designing individualized programming in conjunction with local educators. This position assists in the curation of Artmobile exhibitions.

The Artmobile curator co-operatively designs, plans and implements the Annual Summer Teaching Institute with the education team. Administrative duties include organizing and scheduling, on average, 20 Artmobile trips statewide yearly; maintaining the budget; and managing travel according to UW procedures. The curator coordinates publicity and promotion for the program.

The curator drives the Artmobile van throughout Wyoming; loads/unloads, installs/deinstalls, and secures the exhibition at each site. The position represents UW to audiences and individuals, promoting programs, resources and events; and attends and participates in professional conferences, symposia and other pertinent meetings.

Requirements: Undergraduate degree in art studio, art education, art history or related field. Knowledge of museum professional standards and K-12 education standards. Excellent interpersonal skills, problem solving, and organizational skills. Ability to work independently, and as part of an education team in a dynamic and collaborative environment. Current driver's license. Capability to drive long distances in sometimes adverse weather (i.e. wind and snow). Proficiency in Word/Excel. Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred: Teaching experience combined with art/art history background. Printmaking experience and knowledge of working with a small traveling press. Ability to work in diverse settings (classrooms, museums, gymnasiums, recreation centers, one-room ranch schools, etc.), with all ages (pre-K through adult), remote and underserved audiences and students/participants with varying developmental abilities.

The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.

The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Interested applicants are requested to send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, portfolio (as appropriate) and contact information for three professional references to:
Wendy Bredehoft, Curator of Education
University of Wyoming Art Museum
Department 3807, 1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071

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