The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is seeking a dynamic and innovative Director of Learning and Visitor Experience. The Director is responsible for the vision, strategy, development, and management of the Learning & Visitor Experience Division, which includes public and school programming, outreach and community partnerships, and in-gallery learning.
The Director of Learning and Visitor Experience must be skilled in the creation of a variety of programs that foster visitor engagement and support the museum’s mission of “enriching lives through the visual arts", as well as having the ability to increase audiences and members and generate revenue. The Director is a member of the Leadership Team, serves as liaison to the Board education committee, and works in collaboration with administrators, staff, and volunteers at all levels. The Director of Learning and Visitor Experience reports directly to the President and CEO.
Support the Museum mission through Learning and Visitor Experience Division administration and development of programs as well as onsite and offsite Museum experiences. Create and manage division budget. Establish and track metrics for success including earned income. Manage studio program content and administration, including staffing, content, and scheduling. Collaborate with curators for in-gallery interpretive elements. Coordinate with appropriate divisions for proper execution of development activities/grant writing, facility use, and strategic initiatives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Lead a team of three full-time employees as well as contract and part-time staff.
• Develop, deliver, and oversee educational experiences for visitors of every age at the Museum, including children and adults with different learning needs.
• Create and execute interpretive plan for the division, including the management of staff action plans for all projects.
• Build and reinforce a culture of collaboration and teamwork big ideas, including initiatives for family visitors, early learners at the Museum, and an access plan.
• Develop and support in-gallery elements, tours, public programs, outreach programs, and studio experiences.
• Appear in print and TV media outlets as Museum representative.
• Actively participate as a member of the Leadership Team
Education & Experience Requirements
• Master’s Degree in Art History, Education, or equivalent degree program(s)
• Minimum 5 years’ experience working in Museum and/or educational environment
• Experience with and knowledge of current art museum education best practices
• Thorough knowledge and skill set of interpreting varying forms of art and genres
• Prior formal teaching experience a plus
Salary and Benefits
Oklahoma City Museum of Art offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability and 401K. Salary commensurate with experience.
Our mission is to enrich lives through the visual arts. Accredited by the American Association of Museums and a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art serves over 125,000 visitors annually from all fifty states and thirty foreign countries and presents exhibitions from prestigious museums throughout the world. The Museum’s permanent collection covers a period of five centuries with strengths in European and American art from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries, contemporary art, and one of the world’s largest public collections of glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. The Museum boasts the region’s premier repertory cinema, which screens the finest international, independent, and classic films. Amenities include the Museum Store, the Roof Terrace, and the Museum Cafe, a full-service restaurant, offering lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, a full bar, and catering services.
To apply please visit us at www.okcmoa.com and go to the Museum Careers and Internships page under the About section.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer