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Director of Education and Public Programs

Job Code: 2437
Job Family/Level: 33/14

Occupational Summary
The Director of Education and Public Programs leads the design and implementation of the museum’s special events and education programs for the general public. This position oversees the museum’s educational and public programs for K-12 students, family audiences, and adult visitors and manages the day-to-day work of the Education department and Special Events staff. Working collaboratively across the museum and with Duke and Durham partners, this position serves to meaningfully engage and cultivate new and long-term relationships with community groups and local audiences. The Director of Education and Public Programs plays a key role in further establishing the museum as a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive space for educational and civic engagement.

This position supervises the full-time and part-time museum educators, special events staff as well as the part-time Gallery Guides. Reports to the Director.

K-12 and Family Programs Educator

K-12 and Family Programs Educator assists the Director of Education and Public Programs with all aspects of running the museum’s active education department. This individual’s primary responsibility is to design and implement K-12 school programs, teacher workshops and family programs that impact the lives of a diverse audience.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for art, education, and museum learning; possess the ability to tackle large projects independently; and work in a fast-paced team environment. The K-12 and Family Programs Educator will build and maintain productive relationships with colleagues, educators, students, interns and Gallery Guides to meet the museum’s strategic goals.

This position works closely with the Assistant Director of Education and reports to the Director of Education and Public Programs.

Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art

Occupational Summary

The Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art works closely with the Director and Chief Curator to conceptualize and implement curatorial programming of contemporary art. Reporting to the Chief Curator and working with members of the curatorial team, this candidate participates in the oversight of exhibition and collections programs, the organization of original exhibitions with accompanying publications, and the recommendation of acquisitions. The candidate may assist in the supervision of the curatorial department staff and student interns, as well as members of the collection management team. Additionally, this position helps to oversee care of the collection while also working closely with various departments within the institution including Marketing and Engagement, Development and Education.  Other responsibilities include assisting with donor stewardship, representing the museum at professional meetings inside and outside Duke, and executing other administrative duties as assigned by Director and Chief Curator.

Associate Curator

Description/Job Summary:

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University seeks an Associate Curator to join its small, but dynamic, curatorial department. This is a unique position that will focus primarily on the Nasher’s historical collections and requires expertise in European art circa 1300-1900, as well as some familiarity with contemporary art. In addition to helping coordinate and manage exhibitions and related programming, this individual must think creatively and collaboratively about how to realize critical, trans-historical connections in the galleries. The curator in this position is an integral member of the museum’s curatorial team, reports to the Chief Curator, and also works closely with other departments including Academic Initiatives, Education, Marketing and Engagement, and Registrar.

Security Sergeant

This is a full-time position.

Job Title: Security Sergeant
Working Title:  Security Supervisor– Full time/weekend position (Tuesday-Sunday)
Job Code:  0827
Job Family/Level: 20/7

Occupational Summary

Supervises and performs a variety of duties associated with patrolling and providing customer service in assigned areas at the Nasher Museum of Art. This position reports to the Nasher’s Security Manager.

Security Ambassador

This is a part-time position (30 hours).

Job Title: Security Ambassador – Part Time/Weekend Position (30hrs)
Job Code:  0582
Job Family/Level:  20/04

Primary Purpose
Perform responsible and professional security work to ensure the protection and safety of the Nasher Museum of Art’s staff, visitors, art collection, property and facilities while delivering excellent customer service. Strong attention to detail, communications, sound judgement and decision making skills and an ability to respond effectively in emergency situations is essential. This position reports directly to the Nasher Security Sergeant and indirectly to the Nasher Security Manager.

Visitor Services Representative

Job Title:  Customer Service – Staff Specialist – Staff Assistant
Job Code:190
Job Family/Level: JF03
Job Level: 04

The Nasher Museum of Art’s Visitor Services Representative is a dynamic, customer-service based position that offers the opportunity to work in a contemporary art setting with an international reputation and a record of diverse, engaging exhibitions. The Visitor Services Representative works with professional museum staff and expert art educators to deliver a positive and informed visitor experience while furthering their art history knowledge (with emphasis on modern/contemporary art), developing their customer service skills and participating in the daily operations of a visual arts museum. The primary responsibility of the Visitor Service Representative position is to perform excellent customer service while ensuring all visitors are informed of the museum’s policies.

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