JOB TITLE: Associate Educator, Teacher and Student Learning
(Exempt, Grade J)

REPORTS TO: Head of Multigenerational Learning

SUPERVISES: Assistant Educator, Teacher and Student Learning, contract staff, interns, and volunteers

SPECIFICATIONS: Required: Bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, fine art, museum studies, or a related discipline; Master’s degree preferred.
Three or more years of professional museum education and/or teaching experience with K-12 audiences. Demonstrated ability in object-based teaching and knowledge of diverse learning and teaching styles. Familiarity with current best practices in art, museum, and classroom education strategies. Proven ability to successfully handle several projects simultaneously and meet multiple deadlines. Capable of balancing strategic thinking and planning with ongoing program implementation and day-to-day administrative duties. Must be able to work collaboratively and proactively with diverse colleagues, collaborators, and audiences. The ability to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays.

Preferred: Supervision and budget experience. Studio art experience. Experience working with docents.

JOB PURPOSE: To manage the Museum’s Teacher and Student Learning initiatives, programs, and resources for early childhood, K-12, and college educators and students.


• With the Head of Multigenerational Learning and the Assistant Educator, Teacher and Student Learning, define and articulate a strategy for effectively engaging teachers and students that aligns with the departmental philosophy and contributes to the advancement of institutional strategic priorities;

• Design and implement a robust offering of Teacher and Student Learning initiatives for early childhood, K-12, and college educators and students; stay informed on current local, state, and national best practices, trends, standards and policies in P-16 education;

• Develop, implement, and teach interdisciplinary and diverse programs and resources for educators related to the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions, including object-based teaching strategies and resources;

• Conceive of and implement promotional materials and educational resources;

• Assist in the training and evaluation of volunteer docents, particularly for school programs, with specific emphasis on effective gallery teaching and facilitation to fulfill program objectives;

• Lead the Museum’s outreach to regional schools (administrators, teachers, and students). Maintain strong cooperative relationships with City and County school districts, local colleges, and other partner organizations;

• Develop and implement advisory panels and evaluation instruments to assess and influence the impact of programs. Regularly evaluate and report on Teacher and Student Learning initiatives and make adjustments based on findings;

• Assist with preparation of Teacher and Student program budgets, and manage budgets;

• Supervise staff, contract staff, interns and volunteers in conjunction with Teacher and Student Learning activities; identify and hire teaching artists and representatives from cultural or community organizations as program presenters;

• Present occasional programs, lead tours, gallery talks, and assist with the delivery of other Learning & Engagement programs as needed; represent the Museum at off-site conferences and school education programs;

• Participate in cross-functional teams, projects, and initiatives and contribute to museum-wide projects as appropriate;

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time. (2/2019)


About Saint Louis Art Museum

The Saint Louis Art Museum collects, presents, interprets, and conserves works of art of the highest quality across time and cultures; educates, inspires discovery, and elevates the human spirit; and preserves a legacy of artistic achievement for the people of St. Louis and the world.