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Curator of Education/ Customs House Museum & Cultural Center

03/17/2023 9:51 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

Job Description — Curator of Education  

Position: Curator of Education 

Location: Customs House Museum & Cultural Center 

Job Type: Full-Time  

Classification: Exempt  

Salary/Hourly: Salary  

Reports to: Executive Director  

Position Overview  

The Curator of Education is responsible for developing, in collaboration with the Curator of Collections, and  Curator of Exhibitions, exhibitions and programming, activities, materials and events that attract and serve a wide  range of audiences, including schools.  

Essential Functions 

1. Managing and developing partnerships with schools to offer curriculum-based programs related to the  museum’s collection, in the museum and/or in schools and other institutions;  

2. Setting standards for all programming  

3. Liaison with schools, community groups and other target audiences to arrange a program of field trips,  guided tours and/or demonstrations.  

4. Scheduling of museum in public speaking engagements and media talks in coordination with the  

Executive Director and/or the Curator of Collections and Exhibits.  

5. Collaborating in the design of exhibitions and other public programming to enhance the educational value  of exhibits.  

6. Preparation of publications or media-based products for schools and/or other programming.  

7. Supervision and/or preparation of all publication content related to Education Associate.  

8. Developing, implementing and/or supervising programs related to the museum’s collection or mission.  9. Booking, scheduling and staffing school groups and public group tours;  

10. Perform administrative duties as assigned in the absence of the Executive Director  

11. Knowledge of the Museum’s exhibitions and mission;  

12. Management and care of two interactive galleries  

13. Although the Curator of Education is not responsible for doing all of the things listed below, the person is  responsible for scheduling someone to attend to the items below:  

Daily cleaning  

 Replacement of broken or worn out components  

 Addition of new components or stations  

 Monthly cleaning of Bubble Cave  

 Carpet cleaning  


Matters of safety  

14. Other duties as determined by the Executive Director 

This job description is not designed to cover or contain all activities, duties or responsibilities that are  required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any  time with or without notice.  


1. Proven management ability  

2. Ability to design and implement programs, including exhibits and publications  

3. Demonstrated ability in communications and museum education techniques  

4. Knowledge of objectives and curricula of the school system  

5. Excellent communications and language skills  

6. Knowledge of visitor behavior and needs  

7. Knowledge of the museum’s collection  

8. Knowledge of evaluation methods  

9. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)  

Physical Demands  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to  successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to  enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

1. Working at desk and utilizing a computer for prolonged periods of time;  

2. Periodic standing, walking, bending, climbing, and stooping, and the ability to lift 20 pounds;  3. Good hearing and vision  

4. Good eye/hand coordination.  

Education and Experience  

Degree in education or museum studies  


This is a full-time at-will position, and primary days and hours of work are a minimum of 40 hours per week,  Monday thru Friday. This position occasionally requires longer hours and/or weekend work. Pay periods are semi monthly on the 15thand the last day of each month.  


 This position may require 0-5% travel time.  


Salary is $40,000+ based on qualifications and interview. The Museum offers all full-time employees paid  holidays, vacation, and sick leave. Health Insurance for employee is paid 100%. Benefits are also available for  dental, vision, life, AD&D, short-term disability/accidents and SIMPLE IRA participation. Potential for professional  development opportunities.  

Apply via email with cover letter, resume and references to:  

Frank Lott, Executive Director at: frank@customshousemuseum.org 

All new or vacant positions at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Museum, d.b.a. the Customs house Museum &  Cultural Center will be filled by the selection of only fully qualified applicants, regardless of race color, gender,  religion, national origin, age, or disability who meet the job related criterial of the job description. All potential  employees will undergo a background check, and must provide proof of being able to legally work in the U.S.  Employees who have cause to drive their own vehicle and/or Museum vehicle for approved Museum business  must have a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. 

PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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