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Curator of Academic Programs

Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln seeks a curator of academic programs to serve as the head of the education department and to strategically position the museum at the center of the university's academic life.

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and visionary leader who is deeply committed to object-based learning, interdisciplinary engagement, and innovative interpretative strategies with original works of art. As the primary liaison between the museum and Nebraska's faculty, staff, and students, s/he will build upon the established success of an academic engagement program that began three years ago. S/he will be responsible for initiating and sustaining broad outreach in a creative and flexible manner with university faculty from the arts, humanities, and beyond. S/he will also facilitate the creative use of Sheldon's collections and special exhibitions, strengthen existing programs, and advance new ones to support different aspects of the university's curricula. This may include in-gallery teaching, conceptualizing and executing curricular or co-curricular programs, and working strategically with faculty, students, and staff. As a member of the museum's senior leadership staff and reporting to the director, the curator of academic programs actively participates in shaping the future of the museum and oversees two full-time assistant curators of education.

Success in the position requires the ability to define and achieve department goals that are in line with Sheldon's 2020–2025 strategic plan and to take ownership of projects. S/he must also demonstrate a facility for collaborating with faculty and navigating university hierarchies, while also displaying a willingness to embrace experimentation with teaching in the galleries and in planning programs.

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Events Coordinator

Under the direction of the event operations manager, the events coordinator is responsible for the smooth and successful implementation of events, ranging from venue rentals by external clients to museum-specific programming. This position is tasked with fielding inquiries by telephone and email, determining event logistics, facilitating event set-up and take-down, and upholding all Sheldon Museum of Art and University of Nebraska–Lincoln policies and procedures. This position oversees event execution and is the first point of contact for clients and vendors when the event operations manager is not present.

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