The Associate Educator for Adult & Community Programs develops, leads and promotes innovative public programs with an emphasis on adult, college, teen and community audiences. Reporting to the Director of Audience Engagement, this position is a key member of the Museum’s education team which also includes the Associate Educator for School & Family Programs.
Brandywine River Museum of Art seeks to engage a broad audience with welcoming and compelling experiences. The Associate Educator for Adult & Community Programs coordinates creative opportunities for adults, including both in-person and online art workshops, artist talks, plein air days, and art classes taught by local artists. BRMA has an active internship program and the Associate Educator is responsible for recruiting and supervising interns and developing enrichment activities for the participants. This position leads access initiatives including programs for people on the Autism Spectrum or with sensory processing disorders, people with dementia and their care partners, and those with low or no vision.
Cultivating new audiences and in particular, those who may not have traditionally visited Brandywine or participated in cultural experiences is an essential part of Brandywine's strategic plan and part of the organization's board-approved Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access initiatives. The Associate Educator initiates and develops partnerships with community groups and collaborates with community leaders to plan programs that meet the needs of their members.
Building connections between art and the environment is integral to Brandywine’s mission, as an organization that contains both an art museum and a land trust. Exhibitions and programming often integrate this theme and the Associate Educator collaborates with Brandywine Conservancy staff to offer a rich array of multidisciplinary programs.
About Brandywine River Museum of Art
Established in 1971, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is one of the two programs of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. BRMA is situated in a beautiful setting on the banks of the Brandywine River on a 15-acre campus in the greater Philadelphia region. BRMA presents American art with a special focus on artistic practice in the Brandywine valley. Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the Museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. Three nearby National Historic Landmark sites are owned by BRMA and open to the public seasonally: The N. C. Wyeth House and Studio, the Andrew Wyeth Studio and nearby Kuerner Farm, a major source of inspiration to Andrew Wyeth for five decades.
BRMA is in an exciting period of change with plans being made for improved facilities as well as a reimagining of the campus on which BRMA is located to create richer connections to the landscape. Considering audience impact is essential in every step of this process.
- Develops and leads programs for all audiences, especially adults, college students and teens at the museum and its three historic properties.
- Coordinates access initiatives and plans and leads programs for museum visitors with disabilities.
- Develops and maintains partnerships with community groups and cultural organizations through relevant programs and promotion of museum resources.
- Coordinates all aspects of the museum’s internship program.
- Performs administrative tasks including online program set-up and registration, budget tracking, surveys and statistics.
- Assists with varied education programs and events, including weekend and evening programs.
- Undergraduate degree in art history, art education or studio art or equivalent experience in an arts organization.
- Minimum of three years of experience planning and leading public programs in an art museum or arts organization.
- Knowledge and experience in coordinating access initiatives and programming for Museum visitors with disabilities.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, creative environment with excellent attention to detail and strong project management skills. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms. Knowledge of Zoom and Altru software helpful.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends.
- Transportation to and from the workplace and to outside sites as necessary.
$45,000 - $50,000
To apply, please send your resume to Connie Scholz at [email protected].
We are an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff.