The Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY is seeking candidates for the newly created full-time role of Art Center Educator (ACE).
The Art Center Educator helps us develop, deliver and manage programs and experiences which utilize the Burchfield Penney’s resources– collections, volunteers, partners, exhibits, programs and facilities– to connect visitors of all ages and interests to our mission. We are looking for candidates who are both doers, willing to take ownership of existing programs and work hard to deliver and grow them, and dreamers, developing innovative content, partnerships and programs that take the Center in fresh directions.
The Burchfield Penney is a multi-disciplinary art center with three main components to our mission. First, we hold the largest collection in the world of the work of Charles Burchfield, an American painter who received the first-ever solo exhibit at MoMA, in 1930. Through exhibits, scholarship, programs and loans to museums across the country we further awareness of this extraordinary artist. Second, we collect, exhibit and interpret the work of artists working in our region—both historic and contemporary. And third, we are a community art organization with an active program of talks, performances, films, music and events that we hope to grow significantly in scale and community relevance—a key focus of this position.
Buffalo is changing as a city, as are our audiences—and The Center is committed to engaging a more diverse, and diversely interested, public. This position is critical to that effort. The Art Center Educator works to support two of our existing education and program staff via program development and delivery as well as via planning, administrative support and audience engagement work with school, adult, youth and family audiences.