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The Indian Arts Research Center has an opening for a position to begin July1, 2018. Supervised by the curator of education, the education assistant will work at the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) to create and implement education programs, to develop and maintain programs that involve Native American art issues, and to coordinate lectures and presentations. These programs include, but are not limited to the IARC Speaker Series, artist fellowships, and Anne Ray internship program. This position is full-time, nonexempt, and pays $17 to 19 per hour depending on experience.

The education assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assists with program coordination
  • Works with interns on projects relating to education/programming and curatorial projects
  • Acts as support staff for annual IARC Speaker Series
  • Responsible for coordinating program logistics such as travel, lodging, reimbursements, and leading event set up and breakdown
  • Works with education partners to bring quality Native-based educational programming to youth
  • Assists with docent trainings
  • Coordinates volunteer programming (meetings, continued education, fieldtrips)
  • Assists with on-site programs for local and Native American communities, including promoting use of the IARC collections by Native American scholars, artists, and interested visitors
  • Assists with outreach initiatives (schools, tribal communities, the general public)
  • Assists with SAR social media postings
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications: A minimum of two years’ experience in a museum or cultural center, and excellent organizational, speaking, writing, and computer skills. Solid content knowledge of Southwest Native American art and history, strong interpersonal skills, an ability to work effectively with diverse groups including youth; and be cognizant and respectful of sensitivity issues, particularly among Southwest Native American communities. Must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in the arts, education, social sciences, and/or Native American or museum studies. (Equivalent training and experience will be considered.) Good understanding of collections databases and basic grant writing skills desired. Basic collections handling and exhibit installation experience a plus.

 To Apply: Please email your cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references in one complete file (Word or .pdf) to Deadline for application is Friday, April 27, 2018.