Reporting to the Director/Chief Curator, the Director of Education, Engagement, and Learning leads the museum unit responsible for creating and implementing all Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts (JCSM) engagement/learning programs and initiatives. Responsible for executing the Museum’s vision of a highly creative, outward-facing, visitor-centered institution that welcomes everyone to explore, experience, and engage with the visual arts in service to the university, the region, and the nation.
Serves as the primary liaison with university faculty regarding museum interaction, responsible for increasing social interactivity and creative participation, and ensures delivery of relevant, engaging, authentic, accessible, diverse, and inclusive mission-based experiences, digital resources, and other educational services, on-campus, online, and offsite.
The Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is Auburn University’s 40,000 square-foot modernist museum building and extensive grounds. A pillar of the southern gateway cultural Arts District, the museum greets 35,000 visitors each year, and provides students, faculty and the region impactful opportunities to engage with a wide-ranging visual and decorative arts collection spanning centuries, genres and materials through exhibitions and a wide variety of other programmatic offerings. The museums historically offers hundreds of engagement opportunities each year, both on and off site, ranging from concerts to poetry readings to film screenings to artist/gallery talks to hands-on activities. Audiences include dozens of university classes, preK-12 children and caregivers, retirees, and community-supported programs in person and virtually.