Education and Outreach Coordinator

Miller Art Museum | Sturgeon Bay, WI

Posted Date 9/10/2021

POSTED:  June 1, 2021

CLOSES:  July 31, 2021 or until filled

  Position Title


Education and Outreach Coordinator

  Position Summary


The Miller Art Museum seeks an Education and Outreach Coordinator to oversee and develop programs and initiatives that create meaningful opportunities for learning and engagement relative to the museum’s changing exhibitions, permanent collection, and educational initiatives. This individual will also be responsible, in their public facing role, for assistance with the Museum’s communications, marketing and volunteer management. The ideal candidate will be a creative, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented individual who has exceptional time management skills and thrives in a team-oriented environment; this individual will work collaboratively with museum staff to envision and lead the future growth of the organization’s educational activities. This is a creative, mentally stimulating, and rewarding job for a person who is passionate about education, engaging with the public and sharing this knowledge relative to the museum’s mission to its diverse audiences.

The Miller Art Museum—an anchor for nearly 5 decades in one of the nation’s most vibrant, authentic art scenes in the heart of the Door County, Wisconsin— aspires to be a great cultural destination and regional leader in the museum community. The Museum continually strives to provide a transformative experience, accessible to all, in an intimate setting with programming that excites, engages and empowers. The institution is committed to providing a forum for cultural engagement and seeks, too, to shape future generations by celebrating and preserving the work and legacy of nationally renowned imaginary realist Gerhard CF Miller, aspiring to inform a new era of understanding and appreciation of his life and work. 

  Specific Responsibilities

  • Maintain existing programs and coordinate all aspects—design, development, and execution—of new educational programs that align with the organization’s goals and strategic plan. Existing programs include: 
    • School Tour Program
    • Second Thursday Program Series (virtual + in person)
    • Specialty Adult/Student Tours
    • Exhibit-specific educational offerings
    • Al & Mickey Quinlan Artist Residency
  • Work closely with Museum staff and volunteers to ensure priorities, timetables and related project elements are effectively implemented, including the development of an annual calendar of events with deadlines to ensure priorities are being met, overseeing the management of communications and scheduling with partner organizations and artists where applicable, and execution of oversight of events;
  • Conduct documentation, evaluation, and reporting of all programs;
  • Marketing activities:
    • In coordination with staff, oversee strategy and the development of content and management of social media platforms with regular engagement (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube).
    • Oversee the writing, editing and distribution of press releases and management and upkeep of media list/press contacts.
    • Management of e-newsletter including development and management of content publication schedule and distribution.
    • Casual photography and videos for virtual exhibitions, tours and general marketing purposes.
    • Management of website, including regular updating of content including virtual offerings, images and accompanying graphics.
    • Support the development of collateral exhibit or program materials and distribution as needed.
  • Management of volunteer program:
    • Recruit, train, and schedule volunteers.
    • Manage volunteer communications.
    • Work with volunteers in volunteer positions/tasks.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

  Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in fine art, art education, or related field; relevant previous work experience will also be considered as commensurate with a degree;
  • Minimum two years experience with education program development and management;
  • Minimum 1-year prior experience promoting an organization—preferably a nonprofit—through social platforms or other online/digital content;
  • Strong interest in museums or related cultural institutions.

  Skills & Characteristics

  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail, particularly with administrative tasks, including spreadsheets, processes, budgets, and policies—must be able to effectively communicate, listen to others, and clearly communicate needs and directions;
  • Ability to think strategically and manage multiple competing priorities;
  • Ability to operate effectively and efficiently, both as part of a team and independently, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with an organization with ambitious schedules and plans;
  • Excellent project management skills:  Ability to plan and organize multiple projects, prioritize duties, problem solve and regularly meet deadlines;
  • Ability to use tact and courtesy in maintaining an effective working relationship with board members, donors, volunteers and museum patrons;
  • Comfortable speaking to large groups and diverse audiences;
  • Solid writing, editing, digital, proofreading and technical skills;
  • Knowledge of the digital landscape and experience navigating and using major social media platforms as well as virtual programming platforms;
  • A strong commitment to art education and appreciation, especially with teens and adults;
  • Responsive, flexible, and collaborative with a positive attitude;
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed;
  • Ability to travel as needed;
  • Demonstrated commitment to values of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion
  • Strong computer literacy: proficiency with Mac platform, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Google Apps, and comfort with technology, including use of social media, mobile devices and other relevant media.

  Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in nonprofit, arts, and cultural organizational environment preferred
  • General knowledge and understanding of the artists represented in the permanent collection;
  • Fluency in Spanish

  Working Environment


What it’s like to work with us: We operate a highly collaborative and supportive workplace where the staff is largely self-directed. Our small but mighty staff has the opportunity and is expected to contribute not just to our own work, but also to the strategic direction of the organization.

  Position Reports To


Executive Director

  Position Status








$40 - $45K commensurate with experience.  



Sturgeon Bay, WI (

  To Apply


Send a cover letter, résumé, a list of three professional references and desired salary to: employment [at] to the attention of Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, Executive Director

The Miller Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.


Job Categories
Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications | Education (Teachers, Teachers Assistance, Daycare) | Marketing, Sales and Service

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