The Museum seeks a Head of Academic Engagement to work with university students and faculty, and with staff throughout the MFA, to develop programming, communication, resources, and opportunities that will promote the MFA in the academic community in its broadest sense, including undergraduate, graduate and community college students and faculty. Goals include strong attendance, further curricular integration, and deeper opportunities for sustained engagement. As ambassador to the academic community, this staff member should be a passionate advocate for the Museum’s ability to enhance the undergraduate and graduate student experience as well as a spokesperson for the MFA’s interest in exploring new possibilities in this area, including the co-creation of programs. S/he should have the ability to communicate in a way that excites the local student body about the Museum, its collection, and its programs. Based in the division of Learning and Community Engagement, the Head of Academic Engagement will lead efforts across MFA departments in support of increased student and faculty engagement with MFA collections, exhibitions, and programs. S/he will work with Museum staff and academic colleagues to identify and promote current programming attractive to the academic community and to create new programming designed to attract them and serve their needs. The Head of Academic Engagement will seek to increase the integration of MFA content in curricular planning, in disciplines including and beyond art and art history – providing models for the effective use of works of art in teaching. Developing the best means of communication for providing timely notice of MFA happenings, exhibitions, and opportunities, s/he will seek to increase the use of MFA as an academic and social resource for undergraduate and graduate students, including facilitating use by student-led groups and campus organizations in many disciplines. Staying abreast of issues of interest and concern to the college and university population, as well as collegiate curricular developments, s/he will serve as a sounding board within the MFA in relation to this audience, fostering inclusion and dialogue as opportunities appear. This is a term position with full-time benefits through June 30, 2020, with the potential of extension, funding permitting. Qualifications/Requirements: • Broad familiarity with nature of encyclopedic collections, curiosity about global culture and art history, and ability to learn and teach across many disciplines. • Advanced degree in art history, art education, cultural studies, or related discipline. • 3 to 5 years of related experience, including substantial in-gallery teaching. • Demonstrated familiarity with current offerings at New England colleges and universities. • Strong writing and verbal communications skills. • Outgoing personality, comfortable with students and faculty at all levels. • Ability to collaborate with internal and external contacts with poise, flexibility, and diplomacy. • Highly creative and able to generate new ideas. • Solid computer skills and familiarity with latest technologies used in undergraduate and graduate courses. • Ability to multi-task without compromising quality. • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of social media platforms. • Strong interest in the arts, education, and audience engagement. • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.

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