Educational Programs Manager & Fellowship Advisor
Job Function: Education
Entry Level: No
Location: Middleburg, VA 20117
Job Type: Full time Reports to: Executive Director
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Museum Education, Art History, Humanities, Literature, American History or related field
Min Experience: 3 years
The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM), located in Middleburg, VA, seeks to fill the position of Educational Programs Manager & Fellowship Advisor.
Educational offerings of the NSLM include symposia, lectures, and book signings all of which support the institutional mission and are inspired by the Library’s extensive collection. Since 2011, gallery talks and curatorial tours have been added to the programming docket. The permanent collection of art includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper and decorative art. In addition, the NSLM supports research and publication initiatives through the John H. Daniels Fellowship program.
The fellowship program, begun in 2007, has produced exciting projects to include scholarly publications and bestselling novels. Scholars come from around the globe to work with the archives and rare books collection of the NSLM. In 2013, the NSLM launched a program tying dynamic fellowship research projects to the art museum’s exhibition schedule; together the fellowship and exhibition teams are developing new exhibition topics.
The Educational Programs Manager & Fellowship Advisor will maintain many traditional NSLM programs while having the opportunity to design new and innovative offerings for multi-generational audiences.
The person filling this role must possess a knowledge of and passion for sporting literature and art. The Library’s extensive collections on equestrian pursuits, angling, and turf and field sports will serve as the inspirational core for creating programming opportunities and in support of the John H. Daniels Fellowship program. The permanent collection of art and the changing exhibitions will also drive the creative component when developing offerings.
The Educational Programs Manager & Fellowship Advisor works in a team atmosphere with the Librarian and Curatorial staff to develop a diverse array of programs in support of the mission. The position will also work closely with the John H. Daniels Fellowship Committee for the administration and enhancement of the fellowship program.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Museum Education, Art History, Humanities, Literature, American History or related field is required, Master’s Degree preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience handling multiple tasks in a busy environment. He/she will demonstrate the ability to take initiative, problem solve, use good judgment, and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff, committee members, scholars, schools, and the general public to promote the mission of the NSLM. He/she will have knowledge of educational methodologies and philosophies, visitor research/evaluation, informal learning environments, and gallery/exhibition space teaching practices. It is necessary for this candidate to possess excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Technological finesse is required; the candidate will need to be proficient with Microsoft Office and comfortable integrating social media platforms. He/she will have a minimum of three years’ experience in museum or other cultural institution in planning and implementing programs, community engagement initiatives, collaborations, and other activities for expanding audiences.
Interested candidates may apply via email to Melanie Mathewes, Executive Director for the National Sporting Library & Museum, at email@example.com. No telephone calls please. To apply please forward the following:
1. Cover letter with salary requirements
2. Resume outlining your educational and professional experience
3. Three professional references
4. Two writing samples
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