Education Coordinator


The John Michael Kohler Arts Center seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and highly organized individual to advance the Arts Center’s mission “to generate a creative exchange between artists and the public.” The education coordinator will lead the development of the Arts Center’s educational and interpretive programming relating to exhibitions, collections, public programs, and other aspects of the Arts Center. This individual will build upon and generate a documented education master plan that conveys the Arts Center’s interpretive philosophy, educational goals, and models of engagement reaching target audiences. Additional responsibilities include writing school curricula based on national core standards and incorporating learning theory and educational research into practice. This individual will also supervise education staff, interns, volunteers, and independent contracts as related to responsibilities and overseeing logistics for the department including budgets, grant applications, communication, marketing, and other duties as assigned.


Candidates for this position should possess a BFA or MFA in Studio Art, BA or MA in Arts or Museum Education (masters preferred); minimum 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in museum education, arts education, art history, or studio art. Individual will have:

  • Knowledge of studio art processes, art history, art and museum education theory
  • Experience with docent/training programs, such as VTS or other programs, desired
  • Ability to write copy, speeches, articles, and more that conform to prescribed style and format
  • Skills to effectively present information to public groups
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports
  • Proficiency with Excel and Word processing software
  • Some marketing knowledge and ability to utilize social media and online resources to promote Arts Center programming
  • Willingness to learn and utilize database systems
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; time-management and problem-solving skills

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, is one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours from Chicago. The candidate must be willing to live in the region and have an understanding of art-making in the Midwest.

Send cover letter, résumé, and list of professional references to:

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Human Resources
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081
Or email (PDF format)

Application deadline is until filled

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