Provincetown Art Association and Museum

460 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Date Posted:
January 10, 2019




Curator of Youth Education


The Curator of Youth Education shall be responsible for the development and implementation of PAAM’s education programs for children and youth. This position works collaboratively with the Museum School Program Administrator to schedule classes and events, plan and develop all youth education programs, fundraising initiatives, and related activities.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Program development and implementation

· Establish and maintain relationships with partner schools, K-12

· Plan and administer Student and Educators Curating Programs

· Develop and present curricular materials

· Develop and teach youth and educator classes and Professional Development programs

· Recruit and contract artist-teachers and instructors

· Recruit underserved youth participants

· Conceptualize, curate, and generate educational materials for selected exhibitions

· Develop long-term directions for current youth educational programs

· Research and develop new youth educational programs


· Grant-writing and assisting PAAM’s Development Officer on funding proposals and reports

· Work with the CEO to prepare and administer budgets

· Work with Communications Officer to ensure outreach and marketing of programs and related materials

· Create web content for education programs

· Hire, train and supervise support and contracted staff, youth employees, and interns as needed

· Order and inventory equipment and supplies

· Create and maintain surveys and assessment tools

· Compile reports and track data on education programs

· Oversee Youth Advisory Committee and Youth Education Committee

· Other responsibilities as needed


Education and Skills:

· Bachelors/Masters in education, museum administration, art history, or related field

· Three years’ experience working in a museum or creative education environment

· Understanding of tenants of positive youth development

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Grant-writing experience

· Ability to develop curricula and work with young learners of all ages

  • Experience recruiting and working alongside professional artists
  • Ability to create safe and engaging creative environments for children and teens
  • Leadership Strength - ability to set boundaries and address conflicts/behavioral issues as they arise
  • Serve as an ambassador for PAAM’s education programs
  • Training in Visual Thinking Strategies a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office; and/or fast and flexible learner in Adobe Creative Suite, and WordPress

How To Apply:

To Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, recent salary history, three references and two writing samples to:

Curator of Youth Education Search

Chris McCarthy



460 Commercial Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

No telephone calls please.

Apply by:
March 07, 2019
About this Organization:

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), founded in 1914, is cultural institution combining revolving exhibitions in five museum galleries; a 3500+ permanent collection; a year-round museum school; and a members’ association, including over 600 artists. Located in the celebrated artists’ colony and historic fishing village at the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the 501 c3 non-profit is committed to innovative programs and education opportunities for under-served youth. For more information visit