Current Opportunities

Director of Education

The Meadows Museum at SMU is an important cultural and educational institution.  The Director of Education will ensure implementation of the Meadows Museum’s mission, and will supervise, direct, and support the Museum's education staff, docents, interns, and volunteers; manages the museum’s fellowship program.  This position serves as Education coordinator and liaison to the Meadows Museum Advisory Council.

Essential Functions:
Create and implement innovative, insightful and inclusive education programs at the Museum for all audiences: symposia, lectures, gallery talks, community days, performances, academic programs, members' reading groups, members' trips to Spain, and programs for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Build strong collaborative relationships between the Meadows Museum and university faculty, staff, students to develop innovative and impactful educational initiatives at the Museum.   

Build strong collaborative relationships between the Meadows Museum and local, national and international communities (other museums, universities, cultural and community groups) to advocate for and develop innovative and impactful educational initiatives at the Museum that serve the needs and interests of our broad, diverse audiences.

Perform and report on new Museum Education research focusing on the development and implementation of innovative strategies for art museum education and interpretation.

Manage Meadows Museum's education department administration, including all tasks relating to budgets, paid Meadows/Mellon and Meadows/CSA Fellowships.

Education and Experience:
Masters’ degree and 5 years of relevant museum experience in education departments is required.

An MA/Ph.D. in art museum education, museum studies, art history, or related discipline is preferred.

Experience developing and managing strategic plans and budgets is required.

A minimum of three years supervisory experience is required.

Spanish language proficiency is preferred.

Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively interface with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.   Must be able to present information to a wide variety of audiences.

Candidate should have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build collaborative relationships with internal teams as well as external local, national and international communities.

Must have excellent management skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Candidate must possess strong administrative, organizational and planning ability.  Strong time management and project management skills are essential.

Candidate must demonstrate problem solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems and devise solutions using creativity, innovation and resourcefulness.

Must be attentive to detail and accuracy with the ability to develop and manage budget proposals, monitor expenditures against budget, and prepare necessary documentation for review.

Must be able to work independently, set goals and determine how to accomplish results.

Candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office. 

Must be willing and able to work Thursday evenings and weekends in order to manage public programs.

Must be willing and able to travel occasionally to attend/present at conferences.

Physical/Environmental Demands:
This position must be able to: 

• Reach above shoulders
• Carry/lift 25 lbs.
• Sit for long periods of time
• Handle objects (dexterity)
• Stand
• Walk for long distances.

Deadline to Apply:
Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by:   September 30, 2019.
DEADLINE TO APPLY:   This position is open until filled.

Please visit our website to access the online application.  See Working at SMU. Click on Staff Career Opportunities and apply to:  Director of Education (Meadows Museum, SMU) (MEA00000049)
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

Salary Range: 
Commensurate with experience and qualifications

About This Job

  • Meadows Museum - SMU
  • Dallas, TX
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Posted: September 3, 2019