Title: Teacher and Schools Partnership Coordinator
State Role Title: Instructional Coordinator
Hiring Range: $44,000 -$46,000
Pay Band: UG
Agency: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Location: MAIN MUSEUM
Agency Website: vmfa.museum/jobs
Recruitment Type: General Public – G
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is seeking a dedicated and innovative individual to join our team as a Teacher and School Partnership Coordinator.
VMFA’s Education Department centers on the core values of Quality, Collaboration, and being Community-centered. Through art and shared experiences, we invite an exchange of diverse perspectives to uncover layers of meaning and in turn, support discovery, learning, and deeper connections.
We are seeking a passionate and innovative individual to be a part of a dynamic and dedicated team of educators to build and foster strategic partnerships and relationships with schools and K-12 teachers.
In this role you will:
Engage Educators by exploring interdisciplinary connections between original works of art and their place in the world.
Develop innovative programs, services, and resources for educators and students that center VMFA’s collections and Special Exhibitions and align with Virginia Public Schools’ Standards of Learning.
Utilize technology, including VMFA’s educational resource website , Learn, to effectively reach a wide audience both on campus and throughout Virginia.
In support of VMFA’s commitment to increase the acquisition of works of art by African American artists, VMFA’s Teacher and School Partnership Coordinator will also serve as the Educator for African American art by developing interdisciplinary educational resources for K-12 students, educators, and families, supporting this area of focus.
This role will collaborate across VMFA departments on the following responsibilities:
Conceptualizing a yearly menu of teacher programs. Ensuring program topics and content align with school curriculum, emerging pedagogy, and showcase VMFA’s collection, including strategic collection areas outlined in VMFA’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.
Participating in Interpretation projects related to African American exhibitions and permanent collection content.
Evaluating programs using data to improve content, delivery, and future program marketing.
Staying up to date with teacher programs offered by other organizations for competitive pricing, programming, and marketing ideas.
Chairing and managing the VMFA Teacher Advisory Committee.
Assisting in the development of a yearly plan for online resource production, and K-12 tour offerings, focusing on African American art and other audiences outlined in VMFA’s strategic plan.
Building a network with teachers, schools, and administrators in multiple disciplines, attending conferences as permitted.
Coordinating accurate registration for teacher programs, managing expenses and budget, and following procurement policies.
This is a salaried, faculty exempt position that offers Commonwealth of Virginia employee benefits such as 12 paid holidays, health benefits, and more. VMFA staff also enjoy museum benefits like free admission to special exhibitions, previews of special exhibitions, employee pricing for select museum programs and classes, and discounts at Amuse Restaurant, Best Café, and VMFA Shop.
Bachelor’s degree required.
At least two to four (2-4) years’ experience in teaching or museum education.
In-depth knowledge of art, art history, and museum and educational practices and theories.
Demonstrated experience teaching and developing programs and resources for K-12 audiences and educators, with a focus on African American art and/or African American History.
Ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement a diverse variety of collection-based educational resources, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, web-based materials, and studio activities for all age groups through research and application of adult and children’s learning theory.
Ability to establish and cultivate working relationships with schools and other organizations.
Proficiency in using computer applications for word processing, database creation and management, and Internet research.
Knowledge of Virginia Standards of Learning.
Excellent teaching skills.
Strong organizational skills, including scheduling and coordinating workshops and programs.
Ability to multitask effectively.
Experience supervising volunteers and interns.
Master’s degree preferred in art education, art history, humanities, or a related field.
You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.
This is a re-advertisement; no need to reapply.
Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.
Selected candidate must have a valid Virginia driver’s license.
Please submit three (3) references. Provide full name, phone number and email address. References may be attached in a separate document in the “other” field in the portal; or they may be included with the resume or cover letter.
Professional references are preferred. Other reference types will also receive consideration. References should be able to attest to your knowledge, skills, and abilities, especially qualifications relevant to the position for which you are applying. Interested individuals must submit an online application. Posting may close after ten business days of opening. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before 11:55pm on October 4th.
Please contact the HR office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
VMFA is an EEO/AA and Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer. Diverse and inclusive hiring practices are at the heart of what we do at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Name: VMFA Human Resources Services
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In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.