The Education Department at the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) is part of the Division of Research and Education. The Division, which is headed by the Deputy Director of Research, oversees the research and pedagogical missions of the Center, including those associated with academic outreach, educational programs and partnerships, and public programming. The Curator of Education and Academic Outreach supports the pedagogical goals of the Division, and reports to the Senior Curator of Education while working with other members of the Department, including the Deputy Director of Research. S/he is primarily responsible for cultivating and strengthening the Center's relationship with the scholarly community at Yale, and increasing the Center's visibility as a teaching resource. S/he initiates programs focusing on faculty and students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, at Yale, as well as at colleges and universities in the region. As a member of the Education Department, s/he also supports initiatives for public and community audiences that reflect the outreach agenda of Education.
The Curator of Education and Academic Outreach helps promote the use of the collections and exhibitions for teaching. S/he leads the Center's effort to expand teaching with the collections across the Yale curriculum in collaboration with the Senior Curator of Education and the Deputy Director of Research, as well as with the Assistant Director for Research, to focus on undergraduate programs as well as those at the Paul Mellon Centre in London. S/he works with curatorial staff and in particular the Department of Collections Information and Access to expand and enhance educational and interpretive use of collections, including the provision of online resources. The Curator of Education and Academic Outreach contributes to high-level debates and scholarship in the field of museum education, and promotes the Center as a unique educational and research institution.
Posting Position Title: Curator 3, Education
University Job Title: Curator of Education and Academic Outreach
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, and a proven track record of working collaboratively with a wide range of audiences and stakeholders.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability to think strategically toward the growth and development of educational and academic programs within the Center, the Yale community, local and regional colleges, and universities and public audiences.
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated previous proven leadership and ability to establish effective collaborations between Center staff and the Yale community, as well as with local, national, and international partners in the field.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrate excellent writing, grammatical and proof-reading skills and ability to compose effective written communications, including grant writing. Demonstrate ability to represent the Center through public speaking engagements.
Required Skill/ability 5: Provide previous experience that includes a high level of knowledge and expertise in the field of museum education and visual literacy; excellent teaching skills at all levels, with a comprehensive knowledge of art history.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: PhD. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of British art history, or British history. Experience working a curatorial or education capacity in an academic museum.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
Master's Degree in Arts, Art History, Education or related field and five years of professional museum experience in the areas of education or curatorial or an equivalent education and experience. Comprehensive knowledge related to one or more collection areas.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.