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Director of Learning, Engagement, and Partnerships (Full-Time)

We seek a creative and dynamic Director of Learning, Engagement, and Partnerships to join our team. Our ideal candidate will be a visionary thinker, bringing new ideas to the Museum and seeing them from conception to execution. This person will play a critical role in developing strategic direction and objectives for their department to deliver engaging experiences to all of our visitors. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a senior position at a world-class museum with a strong collection of over 3,000 works across four centuries.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Learning & Engagement:

  • Develop exhibition-specific interpretive methodologies, innovating how individuals and communities make meaningful connections with our collection and exhibitions through a range of experiences, both in-gallery and online.
  • Launch a new visitor centered Interpretive Planning Process for temporary and permanent exhibitions, collaborating with department team members, Curatorial Department, Collections and Exhibitions Department, and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee the training and management of the Docent Program (volunteer Museum guides).
  • Develop education opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills set for a variety of audiences, both onsite and online.
  • Collaborate with School Programs Manager to develop training specifically for K-12 audiences.
  • Represent the Westmoreland, and art museum education, locally, regionally, and nationally through participation and presentations in conferences and other gatherings.

Partnerships:

  • Seeks opportunities to collaborate with other cultural and community organizations to advance the role of the arts in creating quality of life, expand and diversify the Museum’s audience and extend the Museum’s reach.
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Establish and foster partnerships that supports the museum in its commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible institution.
  • Oversee the new Artists-in-Residency program supporting marginalized artists. This program provides financial support to the artists as well as residential and studio space to create new bodies of work.
  • Collaborate with local college professors and their students, utilizing their expertise and creativity, to develop programs for their peers and the general public.
  • Oversee the Student Advisory/Ambassador Group.
Management:

  • In alignment with the museum’s values, manages department in a welcoming, inclusive, collaborative, kind and inspiring way. Empowering team members to be involved in decision-making activities and provide opportunities for professional development.
  • Supervise the School Programs Manager, ensuring the cultivation of relationships with teachers and the development of curriculum content for tours and educational programs at schools and at the Museum. Collaboratively develop content for a Learning Management System (LMS) that will house pre-visit and post-visit multi-media curriculum to be used to support virtual and onsite fieldtrips.
  • Supervise the Public Programs Manager and Studio Programs Coordinator to cultivate a robust roster of programs and studio offerings, both virtual and onsite, for visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
  • Successfully advise and direct evaluation development and identify outcomes, indicators, strategies, activities, data collection and analysis for the department.
  • Serve as a Senior Leadership team member. Create and manage department budget informed by team members and finance department, provide information and support for grant applications and advancement initiatives, and participate in the institutional strategic planning process. Lead the cross departmental programming team meetings monthly.
QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Master’s degree in Art, Education, History, or Museum Studies or Bachelor’s degree with additional progressive experience in a Museum or educational setting.
  2. Minimum of 5 to 7 years prior experience with educational programming and knowledge of current museum education methodologies.
  3. Proven project management capabilities. Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment.
  4. Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience, demonstrated ability to strategically manage and mentor a team.
  5. Capacity to serve as an effective spokesperson for the museum.
  6. Adaptable to working with diverse communication models, digital technologies, and analytical tools such as SurveyMonkey.
  7. Knowledge of state and national educational standards.
  8. Have a growth mindset with an ongoing quest to learn.
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art offers a competitive salary and benefits package including:
  • Paid vacation, holiday, personal, and sick days
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Opportunity to participate in 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance plans available
  • WMAA Membership
  • Museum Shop Discounts
  • Event Rental Discounts
Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification FBI fingerprint, PA Child Abuse (Act 33) and PA Criminal (Act 34) Clearances.
The Museum is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.


Please send resume and letter of interest to careers@thewestmoreland.org
. No phone calls please.

 

Internships

There are no current openings at this time. Please check back later for internship opportunities.

 

Artist & Other Opportunities

Calling for Makers, Artists, Poets, Authors, Musicians, Dancers, and Performers to participate in our Virtual Community Days!

The Westmoreland is in search of makers, artists, poets, authors, musicians, dancers, and performers to imagine, create, invent and/or perform all in the virtual realm during our Virtual Community Days! Community Days occur on the first Sunday of each month from 10-3 pm on the Museum’s Facebook and YouTube. These events are free and for all ages. There will be a small stipend offered to individuals who are selected to participate in a Community Day program. Interested in participating in a Community Day? Please submit a proposed idea, project, and/or activity to Mona Wiley, Public Programs Manager at mwiley@thewestmoreland.org.

Call for Proposals for Regional Artist Exhibitions:

The Westmoreland is accepting proposals for exhibitions, which are held in the Robertshaw Gallery (adjacent to the lobby on the 1st floor). Regional artists working in all media and living within a 150-mile radius of Greensburg/Pittsburgh, PA will be considered. Site-specific installations are welcome. For more information about submission guidelines, please contact Curatorial Assistant Bonnie West at 724.837.1500 x129 or bwest@thewestmoreland.org.

 

In Search of Artist Educators:

The Westmoreland is in search of artists and makers to host Pop-Up Studios. Pop-Up Studios are geared towards adults (ages 18 and above) and take place once a month on a Wednesday evening, 6-8pm, in the Museum studio. These classes give adult attendees the opportunity to discover different techniques, work with various types of media and explore their creative side in a relaxing environment with snacks, drinks and expert instruction. Interested in hosting a Pop-Up Studio or have some questions? Please contact Studio Programs Coordinator Michael Carsone at 724.837.1500 x 146 or mcarsone@thewestmoreland.org.