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Program Coordinator (ETE)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Program Coordinator (ETE)
Department Museum of Art (2201)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The successful candidate will work closely with the University of Arizona Museum of Art Curator of Exhibitions and Education and the Curator of Community Engagement to support successful programs and established priorities, work collaboratively with museum staff to support the scheduling of tours and events, develop and implement visitor experience evaluation tools, develop and update existing volunteer resource materials and support museum outreach activities.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position and is expected to end on 12/31/2018. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here.

The University of Arizona Museum of Art engages diverse audiences, inspires critical dialogue and champions art as essential to our lives. In doing so, the UAMA engages audiences through shared experiences with art, community organizations to create a stronger sense of place through art, current and future patrons of the arts in Tucson and beyond, and diverse audiences, including: undergraduate and graduate students, the broader University community, the Tucson community, the State of Arizona, the national arts and alumni communities, and the international arts and alumni communities. We engage these communities through research, exhibitions, programs, and teaching about the visual arts. The UAMA inspires transdisciplinary partnerships that embrace our role as a university museum and progressive art education programming for the public of all ages through collaborative research projects. The University of Arizona Museum of Art’s vision is to be a dynamic art museum recognized for its bold exhibitions and programs and innovative research, partnerships and teaching. To fulfill that vision, the UAMA champions excellence in visual arts research, teaching, interpretation, exhibition, and programming, the creation, interpretation, and exhibition of artwork as a means of raising awareness about social, political, economic, and environmental issues facing our society, and the development and preservation of collections. UAMA is a forum for teaching, research and services related to the history and meaning of the visual arts. The museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets original works of art that span eight centuries.

With more than $606 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #21 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #2 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The UA today has over 43,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees. The main campus has grown from its original 40 acres to more than 350 acres, and boasts the oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona. The University of Arizona offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Develop and implement outreach efforts to K-12 classroom teachers to encourage museum class visits.
• Schedule and maintain tour calendar and assignments of docents
• Maintain UAMA master calendar
• Coordinate with UAMA Docent program for running of class tours and outreach programs
• Support new program development and implementation with Curator of Community Engagement
• Work with appropriate UAMA staff to develop visitor experience evaluation tools
• Develop and maintain database of visitor experience evaluation
• Develop reports to share results of visitor experience evaluations
• Work with appropriate UAMA staff to update docent training materials
• Schedule museum events and programs
• Work with appropriate UAMA staff to collect data and develop annual report
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent written and communications skills
• Experience with evaluation tools
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Minimum Qualifications
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• 1-2 years’ experience working in museums or non-profit setting
• Experience in developing community education programing
• Superior organizations skills
• Experience with maintaining project timelines and meeting deliverables
• Degree in Arts Education, Museum Studies or related field

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $35,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24195
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary) 12/31/2018
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Chelsea Farrar
(520) 626-9899

Open Date 10/28/2017
Review Start Date 11/14/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents