Jobs: Museum and Teaching Positions


(1. Program Presenter, Cranbrook Art Museum

Cranbrook Art Museum seeks a Program Presenter to facilitate programs, demonstrations and tours to school groups and the general public in the topics of visual arts. During 2009-2010, these topics will further focus on the fusion of art and science and Cranbrook’s Artology exhibitions. Program Presenters are expected to demonstrate excellent presentation and large group management skills.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Delver high-quality visual arts programs during weekdays, evenings and weekends; present programs for large and small audiences and peers; keep attendance for all programs; work special events at the museum on occasion; maintain program storage area, supplies, teaching materials, equipment, log books and communicate needs and issues with each.

Qualifications: Completed college level studio art, art history or art education courses; one year of formal or informal teaching experience with a variety of ages; enthusiasm for the subject and an eagerness to share that enthusiasm with learners of all ages; proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint; customer service experience and the ability to positively and effectively work with the public, school personnel, students, and volunteers with ease and enthusiasm. Experience in the natural sciences is desirable, but not required. This is a grant-funded temporary position that is scheduled to run through June 13, 2010. Hours will vary depending on program scheduling/booking.

(2. Assistant Professor Art History/Visual Culture, University of Idaho, Moscow

The University of Idaho Department of Art & Design seeks a full-time Assistant Professor in Art History/Visual Culture to deliver the department curriculum in Art History/Visual Culture.

The Department of Art and Design at the University of Idaho offers programs that focus on fine art as well as design. The Department is made up of 9 full-time faculty and 4-5 part-time lecturers. It enrolls approximately 250 undergraduate majors and 16-18 graduate students. Residing within the College of Art and Architecture, the Department of Art and Design offers courses that serve degree programs including BA Art, BFA Studio Art, BS Art Education, as well as MFA and MAT programs. The Department also serves 90-100 Art Minors seeking degrees in architecture and other related disciplines.

Qualifications: PhD in Art History; Teaching experience at college level; Graduate teaching, if instructor of record, considered; Demonstrated knowledge to cover course content in art history/visual culture courses; Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills; Skills to manage ongoing maintenance of Art History /Visual Culture curriculum.

To Apply:

Letter of interest addressing qualifications
Complete resume.
Statement of scholarly focus and teaching philosophy.
List of 5 references.
Graduate transcript.
Sample syllabi/course materials.
Evidence of effective teaching/teaching evaluations.

Greg Turner-Rahman, Chair
College of Art and Architecture
PO Box 2461
Moscow, ID 83844-2461

(above image is the Cranbrook Art Museum)

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