Abbe Museum Seeks Curator of Education

25 Nov 2013 3:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Curator of Education

Bar Harbor, Maine

Type: Full Time, Experienced

Required Degree: MA/MS

Salary: Competitive with benefits and is commensurate with current salary structure

Description: The Curator of Education is a highly visible position at the Abbe Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate,

responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating programs and educational services for

all museum audiences – children, adults, school groups, teachers, and regular museum-goers (seasonal and

local). This individual is also a key member of the exhibits team to plan, organize, and implement exhibits and

frequently serves as lead exhibit curator.

The Curator of Education communicates the Museum's vision and mission and spearheads all educational

initiatives in the institution; works closely with the President/CEO and carries out policies established by the

President/CEO and the Trustees; serves as a primary content provider and liaison for museum-tribal

partnerships and collaborations.

The Curator may be assigned to other duties as required by the small museum environment, including Gala

support, guest services support, etc.

Organizational Relationships: This is a full-time, salaried position reporting to the President/CEO. The

Curator of Education participates as part of the senior management team which includes the President/CEO,

Director of Finance and Administration, and the Curator of Collections. In addition, the Curator serves on the

Exhibits Team, the Education Team and Advisory Committee, and other teams, task forces, and work groups as

assigned. The Curator of Education manages education volunteers and staff.

Skills: The Curator of Education has a natural social aplomb in working with audiences and constituents and

maintains the highest professional standards of discretion. Independent judgment, decision-making authority

and common sense are essential prerequisites of the job. This individual must also have the highest standards

of integrity, be outgoing, self-starting, well-organized, tactful, detail-oriented, innovative, and capable of

working under pressure and meeting deadlines.

Institutional Expectations:

Every employee participates as a team member.

Every employee is cognizant of our fundraising needs and is involved in the process.

Requirements: An advanced degree in museum work or related field and a background in Native American

studies, anthropology, and/or archaeology, plus three to five years experience in a museum setting. Thorough

familiarity with classroom and museum-based learning, museum best practices, and Native concerns is a must.

Computer proficiency required.

Interested candidates should mail a resume or CV, cover letter, and salary history to: Cinnamon Catlin-

Legutko - Abbe Museum - PO Box 286 - Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Or, email the package in pdf format to No phone calls, please.

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