The ZMA seeks the ideal candidate for the following position:

Position Title:
Contract Education Content Writer for Exploring Ohio’s History through Art

Expected duration of employment is four months, and will begin mid-November 2017 and is anticipated to end March 2018.

Competitive and commensurate with experience

Reports To:
Education Coordinator

Zanesville Museum of Art Mission Statement
The Zanesville Museum of Art ignites human imagination and understanding through the visual arts.  Furthermore, its permanent collection, facilities, exhibitions, and public programs enhance the cultural life of the community and preserve its heritage. 

Position Summary
The ideal contract candidate will be knowledgeable about Ohio elementary school standards and outcomes and will work well with museum staff, city school teachers, and school administrators to draft a flexible arts curriculum that meets Ohio Social Studies and Visual Arts Learning Standards based on the ZMA’s Arts in Ohio gallery. The candidate will need to work on-site at Zanesville Museum of Art for two to three days and then has the opportunity to work remotely for the majority of the project’s duration drafting the following arts curriculum content for:

  1. Several pre- and post-visit lesson plans.
  2. One teacher resource kit. (The TRK includes: digital images from the exhibition; a supplementary lesson guide; structured lesson plans; and an additional resource guide.)
  3. One student activity guide.

Exploring Ohio’s History through Art Project Summary
Exploring Ohio’s History through Art, is a new ZMA education initiative between the ZMA and select fourth-grade classrooms in the city of Zanesville, Ohio. This one-year project is funded by the Ohio Arts Council.

The ZMA has outlined the following primary objectives for this project:

  1. The ZMA will strategically target and engage a new audience comprised of Zanesville city 4th-grade elementary teachers and students in order to expand access to our permanent collection and engage this audience in arts learning.
  2.  The ZMA will provide this underserved population free access to arts curriculum that reflects best practices in arts education.
  3. City educators will understand how to utilize the ZMA, original works of art, and Visual Thinking Strategies in order to teach Ohio history inside the classroom and art museum thereby engaging learners in new and exciting ways.
  4. Student’s in traditional and special education classes will feel comfortable using the art museum and original works of art to explore themes in Ohio history.

Recommended Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in History, Art History, Museum Studies, or related field.
  • Three year’s work experience in museum education.
  • Demonstrated performance working on collaborative education initiatives in art or history museums.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop strong, positive relationships with community partners.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and interdepartmentally.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

About The Zanesville Museum of Art
In its 81th year, the Zanesville Museum of Art maintains an encyclopedic collection of over 8,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts that span thousands of years and represent diverse cultures. We hold particularly strong collections of regional American Art Pottery and glass and works on paper.  Select works are displayed in one of eighteen galleries in the 34,000 square foot modern structure constructed in 1977 and expanded in 2001. For more information visit us at

To apply, please email a brief cover letter and resume to