Programming & Museum Studies Position Opening

Location: Fulton, MO
Department: Full-time Staff
Listing Date: 2022-01-03
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Museum Studies at Westminster College & Associate Director for Programming at America's National Churchill Museum
Job Type: Full-Time
Education Level: Master's Degree

Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Museum Studies and Associate Director for Programming at America’s National Churchill Museum (ANCM)—the United States’ pre-imminent museum devoted to Winston Churchill and his legacy. This is a dual position, with teaching responsibilities and supervision of internships and capstone projects in a new Museum Studies major, housed in the History department.

As the only Museum Studies major in the state of Missouri this position presents a terrific opportunity to create a dynamic and unique program. Classes will include Museums and Society, Museums and Collections, Museums and Education, and Exhibition Design, Digital Outreach, and others in the successful applicant’s field of expertise.

The position’s directorial duties at the ANCM will include planning and implementing onsite and offsite programs related to exhibitions and collections while also seeing projects from conception through completion. Applicants are not required to focus solely on Churchill and are encouraged to think about the museum as a laboratory for museum studies projects with a vast array of emphases.

  • Collaborate with Director and Chief Curator of America’s National Churchill Museum to create and execute Museum exhibitions and programs (at Museum and online) for a variety of audiences including the general public, Westminster College students, and scholars/academics, and supporters. 
  • Serve as primary ANCM staff liaison to Westminster faculty to ensure access and utilization of Museum for Westminster College students, staff, and faculty 
  • Utilize Museum collection and related collections or archives from other individuals and institutions to develop and execute a plan to increase and expand Museum engagement for visitors, scholars, students—both in person and online. 
  • Create program content including, but not limited to, scholarly articles, lectures/programs, videos, and other programs. 
  • Manage and mentor student interns engaged in program and exhibition functions of Museum. 
Skill Requirements

Education: M.A. in Museum Studies or related field. Current knowledge of best museum practices and theory.

Experience: Significant experience in the field, proof of teaching effectiveness, interests that complement existing department strengths (such as oral history), and/or experience with cataloging, object conversation, or preservation.


Application Documents

The following materials are required:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)

The following materials may be requested after the initial review process:

  • Graduate school transcript,
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Teaching philosophy statement

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.


Westminster College encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The College is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate in access to, treatment of, or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, disability, or genetic information.

Inquiries about compliance with this prohibition should be directed to:
Associate Vice President & Chief HR Officer/Title IX Coordinator
501 Westminster Ave, Washington West, 2nd floor
Fulton, MO 65251

“Leave the past to history especially as I propose to write that history myself.”

Winston S. Churchill