The Clyfford Still Museum seeks a creative and experienced museum programs/education professional to lead the Museum’s Education and Programs initiatives.
Opened to international acclaim in 2011, the Clyfford Still Museum is a single-artist museum located in Denver, Colorado dedicated to the art and life of Clyfford Still, the legendary pioneer of abstract expressionism. The Museum holds a staggering 95% of Still’s oeuvre, some 825 paintings, 2400 works on paper, and the complete Clyfford Still Archives, all housed in an architecturally significant facility designed by Allied Works Architecture.
The Director of Education and Programs is part of the senior management team and, with the Museum Director, sets the vision and direction for the Museum’s education philosophy, and creates a variety of platforms for multiple audiences and learning types.
The successful candidate will recognize the many opportunities that exist within the framework of a single-artist museum and continue to raise the profile of the Museum and its high-quality programs. This individual will be attuned to the changing nature of museum visitation and the needs and wants of both traditional and non-traditional audiences. The Museum is particularly committed to reaching new audience segments and the successful candidate will work in concert with colleagues to reach this goal.
While overseeing a full range of customary education and program activities, the successful candidate will be grounded in and committed to “best practices,” including ongoing evaluation, but also eager to explore new approaches for interpretation, program planning and delivery, and digital and other new media to excite and engage visitors with its world-class collections.
The Museum’s current adult programs include lectures, panel discussions, concerts, performances, films, gallery talks, and various programs for special needs groups. School and youth programs include the Museum’s popular inStill Gallery Experiences(activity-based, workshop-model lessons) and its outreach cousin, inStill To Go. The Museum recently launched The Making Space, a hands-on studio for visitors of all ages located adjacent to the galleries (additional information at clyffordstillmuseum.org).