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South Bend Museum of Art Seeks Curator of Education

SOUTH BEND MUSEUM OF ART: Curator of Education


Since its founding in 1947, the South Bend Museum of Art has provided insight into the art, history and culture of the region and nation. A full spectrum of contemporary and historical art is featured in five galleries and a wide range of artistic traditions are taught in our art studios.

SBMA is the community’s art museum and one of our priorities is to take art beyond our walls. The dynamic education programs and events diversify the museum’s audience and energize the community, engaging adults and youth with creative, inspiring activities.

We are now seeking a strong, experienced educator to take the reins of this exciting program. Must be a hands-on educator who has experience working with a broad range of ages, youth to adult, and has a passion for teaching and making community connections.

The Curator of Education assures that the education program is effective, relevant, of strong aesthetic and educational value and commensurate with the Museum’s mission. Develops, creates and facilitates outreach and school programs. Supervises the Studio Program Manager, who directly manages the on-site studio program. Works with the Studio Program Manager to create and implement school programs and family programs.

The Curator of Education is a key member of the Museum’s Staff Program Committee and works closely with other department heads and the Executive Director to determine the overall programming for the museum. Reports to the Executive Director.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the Studio Program.
  • Create and implement outreach programs which utilize community partnerships and broaden the accessibility of the Museum. Examples include Festival of Banners, and other new and continuing community programs.
  • Work with partners in public and parochial schools to create and implement school programs which serve students and teachers, enhancing and connecting with school curriculum.
  • Manage and implement the Scholastic Art Awards project
  • Cultivate and provide resources for area teachers
  • Recruit, supervise and train the Docent corps, in conjunction with the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame
  • Develop and manage education budget


  • Masters Degree in art history, fine arts, education or another art-related or education field; or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of museum education, including best practices in tour programs
  • Desire to work with a regional arts community
  • Ability to speak publicly and interact comfortably with wide range of individuals
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Basic knowledge of art mediums and art history
  • High standards of personal and professional ethics and integrity
  • Ability to write effectively
  • High degree of organization and professionalism
  • Ability to multi-task successfully and effortlessly
  • Desire and ability to work in a team environment

Hours, Salary and Benefits:

Full time position. Approximately a 35 – 40 hours per week. Requires some weekend and evening work and hours can be flexed.

Competitive salary, commensurate with education and experience.

50% paid health and dental insurance.

Generous vacation and flex time.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to: Subject line should say “Education Search.”

Deadline for application: August 23, 2019.

More information about South Bend Museum of Art:

Contact Info:
Susan Visser
Job Type: Permanent
Location: South Bend, IN