Utah State University

Assistant Coordinator of Learning and Community Engagement

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/7/2022 1:32 PM)
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Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Art Museum
Advertised Salary
Minimum $35,568 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) at Utah State University seeks an experienced educator to prepare, coordinate, and lead educational programs for all ages and abilities. The Assistant Coordinator of Learning and Community Engagement (Program Coordinator I) position involves planning and implementing educational programs that enhance preschool, K-12, and adult audiences to better learn from and about art, history, humanities, and other arts integration subject areas.


As an experienced arts educator, the position will expand partnerships with the community through learning and engagement with art. These community programs will range from tailored programs for a specific group to public events for the community.


The Assistant Coordinator of Education & Community Engagement reports to the Coordinator of Learning & Engagement to assist with the K-12 program's in-museum experiences, outreach delivery to local schools, and outreach to the State of Utah. Traveling locally with the Mobile Art Truck occurs monthly, and with advanced notice, longer trips further out in Utah will occur approximately six weeks of the year.


The Assistant Coordinator of Education & Community also works collaboratively with all members of the museum’s core staff.


The hours for this position will be variable based on events and include monthly evening and weekend events. Average hours per week: 30, with program delivery taking 75% of the time and planning, scheduling, and preparation taking 25%.


Review of applications will begin two weeks from the job posting date and continue until the position is filled. This is an exempt, 75% time, benefited position.


  • Establish and sustain rewarding partnerships with various community groups and school organizations, seeking out those whose constituents are not currently served by the museum.
  • Engage with the public to provide programming, discussions, art-making activities, and information on NEHMA exhibitions and supplemental events.
  • Hold a monthly Community Art Day for the public.
  • Developing lesson plans that merge public interests with the NEHMA collection and mission statement.
  • Assist with K-12 onsite field trips and in-school outreach programs. 
  • Work with the Curatorial Committee to understand and inform exhibition planning about education and interpretation.
  • Develop and track evaluations to measure patron feedback.  
  • Develop and oversee a new summer camp(s).
  • Order supplies necessary for art activities. 
  • Support museum public outreach events.
  • Pack, set up, and take down tables, chairs, art supplies, and other necessary equipment for outreach programming.
  • Coordinate and schedule hourly employees to assist with onsite and offsite programs.
  • Use office equipment and software, including printers, Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), and graphic design.

Examples of Outreach Activities: 

  • Driving NEHMA’s 30-foot Mobile Art Truck to events or schools and leading an activity or lesson plan.
  • Providing art-making activities at the Gardner’s Market.
  • Running a booth at Science Unwrapped and other USU outreach events.
  • Leading Community Art Day events at the museum consisting of theme-based art-making activities inspired by the exhibitions.
  • Participating in festivals and fairs in Cache Valley, Salt Lake, and Southern Utah.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in arts education, curriculum development, teaching, museum studies, or a related field that engages with community and communication.
  • A desire to work with the community, including underserved populations, diverse groups, children, and adults.

Preferred Experience:

  • Teaching experience.
  • Developing and delivering outreach programming and events.
  • Working in an office environment.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $35,568 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. However, in certain instances employees may work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Employees could be exposed to hazardous chemicals.  Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).  Bending and stooping is occasionally required. Employees nearly continuously listen, hear, and talk.

College/Department Highlights

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art was founded in 1982 with the ceramics collection of philanthropist and namesake Nora Eccles Harrison. The museum has since expanded to include over 5,500 modern and contemporary works with an emphasis on art from the Western United States. The museum’s collection continues to grow with regular acquisitions. The museum has a 26,000 sq. ft. facility with galleries spanning across two floors with approximately 8,700 sq. ft. of exhibition space as well as an object research center with visible storage and library, a café and museum store. The museum also has a Mobile Art Truck to take programming to the schools and community.


As an academic museum, NEHMA organizes temporary exhibitions and numerous public events, all free of charge, to provide educational opportunities for USU undergraduate and graduate students as well as K-12 and community groups. These include class meetings, artist talks, curator talks, film screenings, educational activities, and tours designed to interpret, present, and foster learning about visual art. NEHMA also leads programs such as its Museum + Music Series and Community Art Days that are geared to bring together the community.  


The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is a reporting unit to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. For more information, please visit our website at https://artmuseum.usu.edu 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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