The Museum is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the State of New Mexico. All job openings are filled through the New Mexico State Personnel Office.

Current Openings

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
(STAFF MANAGER, PERM # 00004499)

The mission of the Museum of International Folk Art is to foster understanding of the traditional arts to illuminate human creativity and shape a humane world.

Position Summary: The director of education is responsible for providing education activities at the museum for all audiences that promote the mission of the museum and raise awareness of the museum's role in the local, national and international community. The director of education manages and supervises the education staff, recruiting and hiring staff, training and evaluating the full and part-time education team. The director of education writes grants to support staff salaries as well as public and school programs. This positon requires knowledge of current educational pedagogy and the ability to write curriculum for a wide range of ages and abilities. The museum conducts a large number of public and school programs which the director of education conceptualizes and implements, working with museum staff, community institutions, agencies and groups as well as hiring and working with contract artists, speakers and performers. The director of education creates and monitors program budgets and prepares and processes performance and professional services contracts. Working with curatorial staff to develop and implement public programs and exhibition components, the director of education translates exhibition themes into interactive exhibition components, public programs and incorporates new forms of media activity and technology to provide the widest possible access for all visitors. The director of education works with museum and support staff to effectively advertise and promote the museum's public programs. Ability to speak to a wide range of audiences and making presentations at local and national conferences about the museum's educational resources is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. A Master's degree in Education, Museum Education or Curriculum Development.
  2. Five (5) years' experience working in a museum setting performing the following: hiring and supervising staff, developing & preparing budgets, planning and staffing public programs, writing lesson plans and teaching hands-on projects, successful grant writing, conceptualizing interactive exhibition components and writing advertising copy.

For consideration, please submit your electronic resume and a letter of interest to Aurelia Gomez, Deputy Director of the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, aurelia.gomez@state.nm.us. All interested parties are required to apply online with the State of New Mexico Personnel NEOGOV website, http://www.spo.state.nm.us to be considered for the position.

Please note: Education – Transcript is required for degree awarded/conferred (If we cannot verify the degree stated, you will not be eligible for the position) Experience – please read the application process carefully: (If you overstate your experience and cannot verify what you've stated, you will not be eligible for the position)