DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION
m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting Grounds for Sculpture in the search for a Director of Engagement and Education who will report to the Executive Director and will move the institution forward with a coherent mix of effective and sustainable programs appropriate for people of differing ages, sensibilities, and backgrounds. For more information please review the complete Position Description.
Grounds for Sculpture (GFS), nestled in the heart of central New Jersey, is a 42-acre park that provides meticulously landscaped settings for 270 diverse three-dimensional works by renowned and emerging contemporary artists. Works on exhibit in the sculpture gardens, many of them monumental, include those of such distinguished artists as Clement Meadmore, Anthony Caro, Beverly Pepper, Kiki Smith, George Segal, Magdalena Abakanowicz, and Isaac Witkin. The garden continues to feature a retrospective exhibition of its founder, Seward Johnson. The mission of GFS is to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary art and sculpture among new and expanding audiences, and does so by organizing accessible exhibitions of art and interprets these through publications, lectures, panel discussions, workshops, docent tours, team-building art experiences for groups, performances, and films.
Grounds For Sculpture seeks a museum education and public programming professional to design and curate exciting and meaningful experiences that convey the great value of visual, performing, and literary arts for young children, youth, and adults of all backgrounds and interests. The position represents a unique professional opportunity to establish a fundamental educational philosophy and framework for engaging audiences that builds off its core values, founder’s vision, and institutional identity. GFS is committed to establishing new educational initiatives that will become models for other organizations and will position GFS as an artistic, horticultural, and museum education leader. Indoor and outdoor learning experiences and public programs will be architected so that they are enthusiastically embraced by the public and engender a deep connection to contemporary art in visitors of all ages.
For additional information, please contact Mark Oppenheim or Kim Brettschneider at info [at] moppenheim [dot] com.
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