Curator of Museum Education

Posted January 11, 2022

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum is seeking a Curator of Museum Education. This role shall be responsible for the development of PAAM’s educational programming within the Galleries, the Museum School, and online including, but not limited to: Summer and Off Season Adult Programming, Chester I. Solomon Life Drawing, and Museum, Exhibition, and Collection Educational programming and lectures. This position works collaboratively with the Curator of Community Education to create cohesive Educational Programming that serves PAAM’s mission and legacy, PAAM members, and the larger community.

Duties include mutual oversight of Museum School education programs with the Curator of Community Education; hiring, supervision, and communication with Teaching Artist staff; and collaboration with other PAAM staff on educational opportunities in Museum galleries, as well as hybrid offerings. Strong candidates will have a comprehensive background in Art History, Studio Art, Museum Education, and/or Arts Administration with a firm sense of creativity, dependability, and organizational skills. The Curator of Museum Education will be a dynamic and inspiring leader who honors the past and charts the course for a bright future for artists, members, life-long learners and PAAM itself; this individual will be versatile and flexible in addressing challenges, embracing opportunities and collaborating with a small staff.

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum is a nationally recognized, year-round cultural institution that fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest continuous art colony with the natural beauty of Outer Cape Cod that has inspired artists for generations. The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School at PAAM serves students of all experience levels, offering year-round programming in painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, and professional development. Workshops often utilize PAAM’s permanent collection, revolving exhibitions, and archival resources.

Development of Adult Educational Opportunities:

  • Develop and oversee Adult Programs at Museum School and online: Summer Program, Spring and Fall Programs, Chester I. Solomon Life Drawing
  • Create educational opportunities that support and utilize the PAAM Collection
  • Hire, train, and support Teaching Artist staff
  • Plan for long-term Museum School initiatives
  • Support Community Education Programs when needed.

Expand Museum Education Opportunities for Museum Patrons and Students:

  • Develop Summer Docent Program
  • Work with Collection team to create comprehensive educational materials & gallery activities for patrons of all ages
  • Conceptualize and generate accessible educational materials for selected exhibitions in tandem with Curator of Community Education.

Collaborate closely with Curator of Community Education to fulfill all educational needs:

  • Long Term Educational Planning and Idea Exchange
  • Management of Studios including purchasing materials and cleaning supplies, turning over classes, and organizing space and implementing guidelines
  • Creating Educational Content for Galleries
  • Supervision and training of Teaching Artist Staff
  • Involvement in Grant writing and Scholarship fund
  • Mutual Support of Programming as needed
  • Hiring and Managing Educational Interns
  • Oversight of Educational Committee
  • Assistance with various Museum events that may include evenings and weekends.


PAAM offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package, which includes medical, 401k retirement plan, vacation, sick leave and holidays. The position is based in Provincetown- parking is provided.

PAAM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person based on age, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, parental status or mental/physical handicap.

To Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, three references and two writing samples to:
Curator of Museum Education Search
Chris McCarthy, CEO
460 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

No telephone calls please.