Reporting to the Manager of Community Engagement, the Community Education Coordinator will develop and implement K-12 programs for the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD). This role will focus on coordinating tours, after school programs both on-campus and off-campus, and building relationships with our public school, private school, and homeschooling communities. The Community Education Coordinator will work to fulfill the UICA mission to foster belonging by sharing perspectives that grow an equitable, thriving arts culture in West Michigan while being a pillar for KCAD student recruitment and engagement. This is a full-time temporary position with an initial one year appointment with the possibility of annual renewal.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Fine Arts, Arts Management, Museum Studies, or related field.
Required Work Experience:
At least three years of prior experience in an educational, art center, museum, university, or related environment.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
Bachelor’s degree in Education with a current teaching certificate
Bi-lingual Spanish language skills
Experience in community or education programming
Responsible for all matters pertaining to UICA’s and KCAD’s school engagement and programming.
Serve as a representative of UICA and KCAD to the regional, state, and national art and education community. Maintain the UICA brand and mission with diverse programming.
Schedule and manage school tours of the UICA.
Serve as the point of contact for K-12 school groups/tours
Recruit, train, and mentor docents and volunteers
Create and conduct educational workshops for K-12 students
Work with KCAD to facilitate afterschool and in-school programming for K-12 local schools
Develop and coordinate educational programs with KCAD faculty and students; for both on-site and off-site programming.
Maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the local arts community.
Attend meetings and events for and facilitate connections between UICA and community organizations.
Work with Curatorial Staff to develop didactic panels, hands-on experiences, and educational opportunities within the UICA Gallery
Skills and Abilities:
Unofficial Transcript 1(Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of degree as described in the Required Education section. Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, and degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to submit 3 letters of reference.
Initial Application Review Date:
March 17, 2021
Posting Close Date:
Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence. Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at ferris.edu. The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.
Posted on 3/8/2021
The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.