School/Unit: Academic Affairs
Department: Institute for Contemporary Art
Purpose of Position:
As a key member of the founding staff at the ICA, the Assistant or Associate Director of Academic Programs will be instrumental in developing and establishing meaningful curricular and extracurricular connections between the ICA's exhibitions and programs and the life of the students and faculty of VCU. The Assistant or Associate Director of Academic Programs will serve as the ICA's primary ambassador to the entire VCU community, creating inter-disciplinary programs that connect with the academic mission of the arts and other VCU departments ranging from engineering and medicine, the humanities to athletics, and beyond.
The Assistant or Associate Director of Academic Programs reports to the Director of Education and Community Engagement.
Position Responsibilities:Design, implement, and evaluate onsite, offsite, online, and in person programs for VCU faculty and students.
Serve as the primary ambassador for the ICA to the entire VCU academic community.
Serve as first point of contact for faculty inquiries; respond to faculty requests for academic course engagement, and schedule academic use of the ICA.
Ensure that all academic programs are aligned with the overall curatorial strategies and mission of the ICA.
Proactively collaborate with faculty to build partnerships and relationships that deepen connections between the University curriculum and ICA's exhibitions and implement interdisciplinary learning experiences that create meaningful connections and engagement between the ICA's exhibitions and programs for students and faculty of all academic disciplines.
Work closely with curatorial and program staff, and senior ICA leadership to develop activities and interpretive materials across a variety of platforms, including print, broadcast, online, social media, smartphone and tablet apps, digital and in-person tours, as well as academic courses and other formats as appropriate.
Coordinate access for students and faculty to visiting artists, and "behind the scenes" museum activities, such as installation periods and other activities as appropriate.
Develop and monitor program budgets.
Monitor and assess Academic Programs activities on an ongoing basis, including gathering and analyzing qualitative and quantitative statistics to be used in program evaluation, reports, and grants and funding proposals.
Partner with development staff to create and review grant applications and reports for existing programs, and to write proposals identifying potential funding.
Propose new offerings, both digital and face-to-face, that reflect ICA's mission and VCU's strategic plan, Quest for Distinction.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:Master's degree in Museum Education or Art History, or a closely related field, and/or professional training and experience that equates to an advanced degree.
Appropriate number of years of progressively responsible experience in developing and implementing educational programs in an academic, research, or cultural environment.
Ability to develop, measure, and assess opportunities for creative engagement with faculty and students of all academic disciplines.
Extensive knowledge of studio art, art history, museum studies, art education, and academic engagement.
Experience developing and implementing complex programmatic partnerships, and supervising a diverse staff and volunteers.
Demonstrated experience in program evaluation and impact measurement.
Experience developing University-level interpretive materials and programs.
Thorough understanding of how and when to work across diverse platforms including print, broadcast, online, and social media.
The faculty member must be a confident, collaborative, and articulate leader with demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Strong public speaking and written communication skills.
Be forward thinking and innovative and willing to experiment.
Strong organizational, managerial and supervisory skills.
Proven flexibility and willingness to perform a wide range of tasks as necessary.
Demonstrated strong work ethic and time management skills.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
-Experience in an academic museum.
-Teaching experience at the College/University level.
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