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Curator of Education and Collections
DATE:   6/7/2013
JOB TITLE:   Curator of Education and Collections
DEPARTMENT:   Castellani Art Museum
SECTOR:   Executive Vice President


Under the general supervision, develop, implement and manage educational programming for Niagara University community and public audiences. Educational programming-including exhibitions, lectures, workshops, classes and professional development opportunities for educators-is informed by research of the CAM’s distinguished collection.


·         Develop, implement and manage educational programming based on research of the CAM’s collection.

·         Research and assist in writing grants to support the CAM’s educational programming.

·         Train docents to assist with tours and other educational programming.

·         Consult with regional educators to improve participation in the CAS’s school tour program.

·         Schedule and coordinate school (and other) tours. Prepare relevant educational materials and activities.

·         Maintain contact information, needs surveys, assessments and evaluations for CAM educational programming.

·         Develop and administer annual Kids n’ Arts summer camp and supervise temporary camp employees including artists and counselors.

·         Develop educational programming for NU faculty and students.

·         Assist with students and interns from NU’s AHM Program as assigned.

·         Perform other duties as assigned.


35%    Design, Implement and manage educational programming based on research of CAM’S collection.

15%    Research, consulting and planning for educational programming.

10%    Docent training.

10%    Scheduling and coordination of museum tours.

10%    Design and implementation of annual summer camp.

10%    Development of programming for NU faculty and students; assistance with AHM                                interns.

10%    Grant research and writing.


Ability to read and comprehend various grant applications, forms, documentation, files and information in the department.

Basic mathematical skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to be able to administer grant monies.

Proficiency to handle various office machines, including but not limited to: typewriter, computer, keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine and fax.

Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.

Ability to communicate and collaborate with people from a wide variety of institutions and cultural backgrounds.

Good writing skills with the ability to clearly express ideas in writing.

Basic design skills for public relations, including web and social media.

Excellent organization skills.

Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business.


The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying, climbing a ladder and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a typewriter, computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve extensive wrist and hand movement. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


1)    Bachelor degree in education, art history, fine arts or related field required. Master’s degree education, art history, fine arts or related field preferred.

2)    Two years teaching or instructional experience and demonstrated community experience preferred.

3)    Valid driver’s license required. License must meet insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria.

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