The initial management team consists of Karolyn Kuehner, Executive Director; Sheri Jendra, Operations Director; and Nancy McGourty, Marketing Director.
Karolyn Kuehner, Executive Director. The Executive Director is hired by the board of directors. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Sheri Jendra, Operations Director. The Operations Director is hired by the Executive Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Nancy McGourty, Marketing Director. The Marketing Director is hired by the Executive Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Our initial team includes three directors, a curator, four senior staff working artists, and two store clerks. During the second month of operation we will add two junior staff members, and in the third month of operation we will add another. In the fourth month, we will add the Culture Bugs/Art Colony program coordinator. All staff positions are part-time. The Executive Director will assume the responsibility of the program coordinator until that position is filled.
As stated in our articles of incorporation, our board of directors is to consist of a minimum of five and a maximum of twelve persons. We currently have seven persons serving on our board of directors representing various facets of both the arts and business.
Store Manager. This person is responsible for the operation of the Curiosity Shop. Responsibilities include sales, retail display, and balancing cash intake. Additionally, this person will collect admission fees and distribute membership and program information. (Part-time position for two employees, approximately 80 hours each per month.)
Culture Bugs and Art Colony Coordinator. This person plans and executes the Culture Bugs and Art Colony Programs. (Part-time position, approximately 60 hours per month.)
Curator. This person curates all exhibits in the Museum's three galleries. (Part-time position, approximately 60 hours per month.)
Senior Staff. All senior staff members must have experience working with children through their art. Staff members assist children as needed and serve as monitors in the various open-art stations throughout the Museum. They demonstrate their skills to the children, guide visitors through the galleries, and maintain studio space. Staff also participate in the planning and execution of the daily Storytime at Poppyseed Palace, the Daily Special, and Second Sunday Family Workshops. (Part-time position for 4 employees at approximately 52 hours each per month.)
Junior Staff. Junior staff members assist senior staff members when needed. They ensure that all stations are kept clean and materials are in place. They monitor the children's behavior and, if needed, gently assist them to engage in appropriate activities. Junior staff members are college students at Saint Xavier University. (Part-time position for 3 employees at approximately 54 hours each per month.)