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Education Coordinator
Reports To: Executive Director

Museum Mission
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. 

Education Coordinator Position Summary
The Education Coordinator develops, implements, and administers mission-related adult, teen, and children’s programs including gallery talks, lectures, workshops, classes, concerts, and special events based on the museum’s permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. The ideal candidate creates and implements informal learning experiences that foster active and personal engagement with original works of art and understands and appeals to the needs of diverse museum audiences.  This position requires frequent interaction with the Board of Trustees, museum patrons, artists, colleagues, instructors, interns, volunteers, and the press. For information about our recent public programs review our Member Bulletin.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, in concert with the director, the long-term goals and objectives of the ZMA’s educational program.

 Program Development and Stewardship

  • Create a quarterly program schedule for adults, teens, and children; write program copy; photograph programs; select print quality images for the ZMA’s quarterly Member Bulletin.
  • Administer ZMA studio workshops, classes, gallery talks, lectures, special events, docent training, art camp, community and school outreach initiatives.
  • Engage appropriate studio instructors and lecturers; conduct background checks.
  • Assist with the design and development of interpretive educational materials, didactics, and object labels as needed for various audiences and purposes.
  • Perform program assessment evaluating and quantifying its impact.
  • Develop and conduct gallery talks and tours related to the ZMA’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.
  • Design program brochures, flyers, and press releases as needed.
  • Manage educational content on the ZMA’s website and social media outlets.
  • Cultivate strong partnerships with community groups.
  • Oversee the ZMA’s Educational Programming Advisory Council.
  • Remain informed of current trends in art education and best practices in museums.
  • Develop outreach programs with local and regional schools and community groups.
  • Work with the director to develop and oversee the ZMA’s docent program.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Assist the Director with the preparation and management of education and event budgets; monitor expenditures and track and report variances.

Other Duties

  • Research and write grant applications, administer and evaluate funded projects; compile final reports to granting institutions.


  •  Bachelor’s degree in Museum Education, Art History, Museum Studies, or related field required.
  • Minimum of three years experience in art museum education and knowledge of art museum education practices; experience developing and administering public programs.
  • Supervisory experience.
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate eloquently on art-related topics to a range of audiences.
  • Ability to effectively and enthusiastically conduct programs for pre-K through life-long learners; knowledge of Ohio’s learning standards.
  •  Ability to assess and manage multiple competing priorities; having excellent organizational, time management, and creative problem solving skills.
  •  Capacity to develop and maintain strong community partnerships.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and interdepartmentally.
  •  A self-starter; ability to complete projects on time, within budget, while maintaining the highest standards.
  • Commitment to providing excellent guest services; values diverse audiences, perspectives, and skill sets.
  • Computer skills including Word, Outlook, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. 

Position Status

  • Full-time, salaried exempt status. $25,000-$30,000. Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Evening and weekend hours required to support educational program initiatives.
  • Relocation stipend.
  • Excellent benefits package includes 100% paid health insurance with vision, dental, and an HSA contribution, life insurance, vacation, personal, and sick pay, and an institutional matching contribution of 3% to a 403(b) plan.

Candidates should submit the following materials via email to The subject line should include: Education Coordinator:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three brief and descriptive educational programming writing samples
  • Names, titles, and phone numbers of three professional references

The position is open until filled. Submission deadline is Saturday, September 5, 2015. Position requires a background check. The Zanesville Museum of Art is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

About The Zanesville Museum of Art

In its 79th year, the Zanesville Museum of Art maintains an encyclopedic collection of nearly 7,000 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. With the last year, the museum has presented over sixty innovative and engaging public programs including Art on Tap, Doodlebugs, Adventurous Palette, Summer Art Camp, and Introduction to Ceramics in our modestly equipped 450 square foot studio space. For more information visit us at

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