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Sheldon Museum of Art seeks a creative and versatile assistant curator of education to work collaboratively as part of the museum's education department in developing innovative pedagogical and philosophical approaches to teaching from original works of art for diverse audiences of all ages. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching and preparing multimodal curriculum and learning activities, supporting outreach and student engagement, collecting and assessing data, supporting general operations of the education department, and contributing to museum-wide activities from exhibition planning to fundraising to marketing. Primarily responsible for managing Sheldon’s K–12 education and outreach activities, the assistant curator of education coordinates the long-standing Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) tour program inclusive of docent-educator recruitment, training, evaluation, and liaising with LPS stakeholders. Reporting to the curator of academic programs, this position also supports all facets of Sheldon's education initiatives in accordance with the museum’s mission, which is increasingly emphasizing the University of Nebraska campus community.

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Sheldon Museum of Art seeks a membership specialist to play a critical role in raising operating funds and providing community outreach support. This position is responsible for all aspects of managing the Sheldon Art Association (SAA) membership program including: providing excellent customer service; strategic planning and growth; benefits delivery; developing effective communication and marketing strategies; and increasing and improving member renewal, retention, upgrades, and acquisition. The position is responsible for managing the member/donor database, including processing acknowledgements and payments. The membership specialist provides critical support to development program activities including for special events, annual campaigns and prospect research, and serves as an administrative liaison to the SAA board of trustees.

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Sheldon Museum of Art seeks an individual to serve as point person for audio-visual (A/V) needs at programs and events, including panel presentations, lectures, screenings, and performances. This person operates sound, projection, and lighting equipment in Sheldon's Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium and other areas of the building, as needed; provides basic instruction on the operation of A/V equipment to guests and/or clients; monitors the connection and compatibility of external equipment; troubleshoots technical issues as they arise; maintains general functionality of equipment; and alerts Sheldon staff to equipment repair/replacement needs.

To apply for the position of audio-visual technician, please submit a résumé and letter of interest to Monica Babcock, associate to the director and administrative project manager,


Sheldon Museum of Art seeks an assistant visitor services manager to be a member of the cross-departmental team charged with ensuring each visitor to the museum is offered a welcome, accessible, and engaging experience through exhibitions, public programs, venue rentals, and special events. This person will work closely with all Sheldon departments to ensure a secure environment for visitors and works of art, to provide set-up and A/V technology service for events and programs, to assist with retail operations and ticketed admissions, and to provide cash handling functions. S/he will assist the visitor services manager in leading a team of guest relations staff who monitor galleries, welcome visitors, staff programs, solicit memberships, and aid with event setup and A/V needs.

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