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Washington University of St. Louis Museum Academic Programs Coordinator (Time-Limited) - Kemper Art Museum - 49709 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. The ability to work some nights and weekends is required.

This position is time-limited for up to one year with the possibility of renewal.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Kemper Art Museum. This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions


This vital position in the Education Department of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis bridges the Museum and the Washington University campus community through the research, development, and implementation of in-depth curriculum-based programs and other projects that connect faculty and students to the Museum’s permanent collection and rotating special exhibitions. A central goal of this position is to include student and faculty of all backgrounds through outreach initiatives to establish partnerships with groups who have been historically underrepresented. Success in this position requires collaboration with WUSTL faculty to incorporate collections-based assignments in their course curricula and to facilitate the use of the Museum galleries as alternative classroom spaces. The position will contribute to the intellectual and social development of students of all backgrounds and advance the Museum’s goal to become a truly diverse, inclusive and equitable institution. The position reports to the Head of Education.


  1. Research courses offered at Washington University that have thematic or historical connections to the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Decide which pertinent faculty to reach out to, develop relationships, and organize events such as faculty exhibition previews and faculty workshops that support integrating the Museum’s artworks into courses.
  2. Develop in-depth curriculum-based programs in collaboration with faculty that connect to the Museum’s resources. Determine and implement the appropriate type of program based on learning objectives and needs (gallery tour, virtual tour, live tour, study room visit).
  3. Write didactic and interpretive materials for university audiences that highlight the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions as a campus resource.
  4. Conduct campus outreach to promote the Museum, its resources and programs, to various schools, departments, centers, and student organizations. Develop relationships to collaborate on related programs (Kemper Student Engagement Council, Common Read, receptions, symposia, panel discussions, etc.).
  5. Determine and coordinate logistics, such as scheduling class visits, scheduling facilitators, technology, supplies, and budget.
  6. Assess and evaluate, through a range of written, oral and online surveys, the success or failure of programs using both quantitative and qualitative information and make decisions about how to implement improvements based on this information in the continuing development of such programs.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in art history, museum studies, education, or a related field, or comparable experience.
  • One year of proven work experience with arts educational program development or equivalent teaching experience.
  • Proven experience with educational program development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One to three years of art educational program work experience.
  • Ability to interpret visual art for diverse audiences.
  • Familiar with university curriculum.
  • Three or more years working in a university art museum education department.
  • Extensive knowledge of university curriculum and program planning.
  • Knowledge of Washington University in St. Louis and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is a plus.
  • Ability to interact effectively with university faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and artists.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow through on projects, working independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of university curriculum.
  • Knowledge of art museum education pedagogy.
  • Ability to interpret visual art for a multitude of disciplines and audiences across campus.
  • Autonomous decision making ability.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $41,301 - $52,631 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Museum Academic Programs Coordinator (Time-Limited) - Kemper Art Museum - 49709

Job ID: 49709

Location: Sam Fox School Dsgn & Vis Arts

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular