Monday, April 9, 2012

Job: Head of Public Education & Outreach

Posted on the OI's What's New page on 4 April 2012

Oriental Institute Job Posting: Head of Public Education & Outreach
The University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Middle East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.

The Oriental Institute seeks a dynamic and forward thinking Head of Public Education & Outreach who will provide long and short range planning for all exhibition and museum related educational programs including those for students, educators, families, scholars and the general public. We seek a creative thinker who can foster new ways of thinking about museum education with responsibility for implementing adult education and online educational programming, supervising program staff, developing and managing program budgets, engaging in fundraising efforts and writing grant proposals. A proven track record of successful development of educational programs is required and a degree in art history, near eastern studies or related field is strongly desired.

To apply for this position, please apply online at the University of Chicago’s job posting website at

Requisition #: 089490

Review of applications will begin on April 30th, 2012.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

News: Our City, Our Story: Pioneer of the Past

Our City, Our Story: Pioneer of the Past
The story of a forgotten Rockford son, a collossal figure in his time. Still casting a shadow of his impact from the Oriental Institute to all textbooks of ancient history.
Our City, Our Story aims to find and tell the stories which make up our identity. This is Rockford, Illinois.
See the chronicle of news about the Oriental Institute.