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National Museum of Wildlife Art

National Museum of Wildlife Art

National Museum of Wildlife Art

The National Museum of Wildlife Art enriches and inspires public appreciation of art, wildlife, and humanity’s relationship with nature.


Jackson, WY, United States

20 Jun 2013

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Director of Programs & Events

Help enrich and inspire appreciation and knowledge of humanity’s relationship with nature.

Jackson, WY, United States

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Mid Level
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Full-time position working with the Museum’s senior staff and reporting to the President & CEO. The Director of Programs and Events is responsible for defining strategies and overseeing the execution of programs for audience engagement that support a superlative visitor experience at the Museum.  Activities in the Programs & Events Department encompass the annual Western Visions art show & sale, seasonal events such as plein air festivals, harvest celebrations, holiday events, concerts, lectures, symposia, and films, as well as innovations that improve visitor experience.

The DPE will lead a team whose focus is to encourage and support the engagement of visitors with the museum’s mission to enrich and inspire appreciation and knowledge of humanity’s relationship with nature.  The diverse audience base of the museum—including artists, art collectors, educators, researchers, schoolchildren, and the general public—requires a talented and flexible spokesperson with the ability to engage at many different levels of interest and experience.  The DPE will base his/her work on best practices in the fields of museum education, visitor studies, and art history. The Director will innovate methods that encourage conversational engagement of visitors with the museum’s nationally significant collections and programs.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in art history, art or museum education, communications, or related field with five years’ experience in a museum setting or comparable experience. Supervisory experience in a nonprofit setting.  Ability to work in a team environment as a colleague and as a supervisor.  Familiarity with art sales, gallery practices, art collecting, educational practices, and museum education.  Familiarity to work with technological communications including social media.  Must be computer literate with experience using Microsoft Windows/Office products or similar operating system.  Salary Non-Exempt, Full-time w/ Benefits. Monday-Friday with some weekend and evening hours required most months.

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