The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico seeks a Curator of Education and Public Programs (working title is “Public Programs Manager”) to coordinate and oversee the Museum’s wide-ranging public programs. The deadline to apply for consideration is September 30, 2021.
The museum is seeking an experienced and creative individual to develop new and manage existing public programs and outreach for the Museum. With the Museum Director and Head of Interpretation, and in close collaboration with Interpretation and Collection staff and community partners, the Public Programs Manager will by a key participant in all aspects of public engagement for the Museum, including but not limited to exhibitions, educational programs, lectures, workshops, gallery talks, tours and excursions, fundraising events, newsletters, and web and social media posts.
The Public Programs Manager will serve as the principal liaison for the Museum for media and public constituents. They will support ongoing efforts to enhance the Museum’s visibility and engagement among the broader UNM community, especially students. They will support the Director in member and donor engagement and fund-raising activities and will identify and enhance financial support for the museum’s public programs. They will collect and analyze data concerning public programs and oversee and supervise student workers in related activities.
Founded in 1932, the Maxwell Museum has a dynamic program of interpretation and community engagement, producing numerous in-person and virtual exhibitions and public and educational programs each year. The successful candidate will join a dedicated team of museum professionals working to reach diverse audiences within and beyond UNM, and will work with a variety of UNM and external partners in support of an active program of public engagement that aligns with the Museum’s mission, vision, and values.
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