Curator of Education | College Station, TX

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Curator of Education | College Station, TX

Forsyth Galleries 

Texas A&M University

About the Museum

The Forsyth showcases an important collection of late 19th and early 20th century glass and American paintings. The Forsyth was originally established in 1989 as a museum to house the Bill ’35 and Irma Runyon Art Collection. The Runyon Collection contains one of the world’s leading collections of English cameo glass, as well as a significant collection of 19th and early 20th century American art glass and paintings. The Runyons’ collecting foci have continued to guide the Forsyth Galleries collections as they have grown through a combination of generous gifts and bequests. Later additions to the permanent collection, such as the Donald C. and Ruth C. Smith Paperweight Collection and the Marion Byrd Majolica Pottery Collection, expand upon the themes of decorative and fine arts established by Mr. and Mrs. Runyon.

The Forsyth’s glass collection offers an extensive overview of different types of glass, such as cameo, blown, pressed, cut glass, and paperweights. Much of the collection is comprised of pieces by Thomas Webb & Sons, Stevens & Williams, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Steuben, and Mt. Washington Glass Co., to name a few. Our world-renowned collection of English cameo glass includes more than 120 pieces and features several works by celebrated designers and carvers George and Thomas Woodall. The Smith Paperweight Collection includes both historic pieces manufactured by Baccarat, St. Louis and Clichy, as well as contemporary works by artists such as Debbie Tarsitano, Paul Stankard, and Rick Ayotte.

The Forsyth’s painting collection encompasses rich examples of American artists, such as American Impressionists Mary Cassatt and Childe Hassam. Holdings also include iconic American artists such as Winslow Homer and Guy Carlton Wiggins, as well as examples from each member of the controversial group known as “The Eight.” The collection would not be complete without images that document the American expansion into the West, with paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and intimate Native American portraits by Joseph Henry Sharp.

Job Description Summary:

The Curator of Education and Public Programs is responsible to serve as the museum education programming coordinator for the Forsyth Galleries. Responsible for volunteer docent recruitment and training..

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, museum studies or related field or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years of museum education experience.

Ability to develop interpretation for a community with an emphasis on college student audience. Skill in judgment and decision making which will create a forward thinking and visitor focused environment. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in art history, art education, museum studies or related field. Three years of museum education experience.

Essential Duties/Tasks:


In consultation with the director, develops, coordinates, and implements museum educational programs, including tours, lectures, workshops for children and adults, special classes, lesson plans, exhibit guides and other print and electronic resources. Responsible for the Forsyth Galleries outreach to community audiences. This may require operation of a University or other motor vehicle. Teaches audiences in the museum, including adults, school groups, and college students. Promotes interdisciplinary collaborations, partnerships, and links with other university departments and community organizations.


Recruits, trains, and oversees volunteers. Mentors student organizations/classes in the development of educational materials for special exhibitions.  In consultation with director, manages museum education budget.



Performs other duties as assigned.

For more information and to apply:

All applicants must apply through and search for Curator of Education.