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Senior Education Positions [The Newark Museum]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 21, 1900 in job announcements |

Two Senior Positions in Education
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

For our long-term client, The Newark Museum, Thomas & Associates, Inc., is
pleased to announce the availability of two important positions in
education: Director for Innovation & Learning; and Senior Manager for School
& Teacher Programs.  As the most significant encyclopedic museum in New
Jersey since its founding in 1909, education has been central to the mission
of the Newark Museum.  Having consistently addressed the learning needs and
interests of a diverse community, the Museum anticipates that today’s
educational programming must be even more creative and innovative than ever.

Director for Innovation & Learning
Working closely with and reporting directly to the Deputy Director for
Education, the Director for Innovation & Learning conducts, publishes and
presents research in learning theory, program evaluation and impact analysis
as it relates to Newark Museum programming; supervises Educational
Department staff; coordinates ongoing assessment and evaluations of all
educational programs; and insures that established goals are met.  The
position also oversees the public availability of educational resources,
including online digital resources, printed matter, the Museum’s teaching
collection and other related materials.  This position is a leadership role
requiring a dynamic and committed education professional with the ability to
inspire staff in the creation of innovative and effective educational
experiences for local communities and beyond.

The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in museum education; seven
years progressive and successful experience in the development,
implementation and evaluation of museum educational programming; specific
experience in developing educational resources related to museum
collections; comprehensive knowledge of current educational practices,
procedures and studies as relates specifically to arts & culture initiatives
and organizations; highly developed leadership, managerial and
communications skills; excellent collaborative and community outreach
experience; familiarity with new media; experience with grant-writing and
budget management; and the ability to bring creativity and critical thinking
to a fast-paced working environment. The candidate must possess a strong
belief in the primacy of education as well as the ability to communicate and
work with the museum as an organizational whole.

Senior Manager for School & Teacher Programs
Reporting to the Director for Innovation & Learning, the Senior Manager for
School & Teacher Programs is responsible for the success of the museum’s
service to schools and teachers, including high-quality art and natural
science programs for students pre-K through 12th grade and their teachers.
The position oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of
these programs and establishes new and innovative programs that are relevant to and supportive of the schools’ educational goals.

The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in museum education or
related; 5 years of progressive and successful experience in the
development, implementation and evaluation of school and teacher services in a museum; experience working with urban schools; extensive knowledge of
current education reform and policies, especially as relates to arts &
culture; outstanding collaborative and communications experience, with
demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of individuals and
organizations; grant-writing and budget management experience; and the
ability to manage human capital, meet deadlines and flourish in a fast-paced
working environment.

For full details and requirements please visit our website at www.artstaffing.com. Please send resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to: gthomas[at]artstaffing[dot]com, Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates, Inc., www.artstaffing.com

Please contact Art Staffing, not The Newark Museum, about these positions.

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