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Education Director [Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum]

Education Director, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

Lead education and events program for the oldest house in New York City

Utilize existing programming and curriculum to bring history alive for NYC
school children

Job description

* Manage and implement school programs including marketing, scheduling,
tracking, and teaching 1 class a day. Occasionally 2 classes will need to be
scheduled to accommodate school needs, requiring help from part time
educators. Curriculum is in place.
* Nurture relationships with area schools, educators, and cultural sites and
develop opportunities for collaboration
* Work closely with Parks and Historic House Trust staff on a variety of
education initiatives Event planning and organization. Schedule artisans
that will help bring colonial life alive for existing events and new events
as required. Communicate costs of events and potential income sources to
WH&A Board of Directors. Execute plans once approved. Once school program
and legacy events are in place, re-visit idea of outreach programs which
were previously developed but not fully implemented.

* Contact schools to schedule visits through school year, typically
Tuesday-Friday mornings.
* Review existing brochure and fee schedule and make suggestions for changes
as necessary. Fees should be compared to similar historic houses to assess
* Collect fees from schools/teachers for visits and maintain excel recap of
income and expenses. Communicate progress monthly to bookkeeper and
* Maintain Museum website and social media web pages.

* Support grant writing efforts for existing grants.
* Work with Administrator and WH&A treasurer to secure funding for the
development and continuation of educational programming

Requirements: Degree or graduate work in education. NYS teaching certificate
a plus. History or museum studies background helpful. One year commitment
required. Occasional Saturday work days necessary for special events.

Salary & benefits: $30,000 annually – with 6 month performance review and
potential for salary increase . 70% WH&A contribution to medical and dental
benefits. 2 weeks vacation in addition to most national holidays, 3 personal
days and 12 sick days.

Process: Cover letters and updated resumes should be sent to Barbara Wyckoff
Siris at

Director of Educational Programming [Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum]


Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Director of
Educational Programs leads the management, development, evaluation and
delivery of all public and educational programs for the Ann Arbor Hands-On

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1.  Leads the Museum’s educators in creating a mix of program offerings
that align with mission, vision and our strategic plan.
2.  Oversees the development of specific programs that are experiential,
tied to curriculum, have high audience interest and generate revenue.
3.  Oversees content development for programs.
4.  Works with the Executive Director to develop and manage community
partnerships for educational programs.
5.  Collaborates with the Director of Development to secure funding for new
and existing programs; keeps current on funding sources for educational
programs; participates in the preparation, management and reporting of
federal education grants.
6.  Works with the Education Staff and Director of Exhibits to ensure
exhibit topics, didactic information and activities are audience
appropriate; oversees the Education Department staff in the creation and
assessment of exhibit-related materials.
7.  Serves as primary liaison between the Education Department and AAHOM’s
Board of Trustees, the academic community and the general public.
8.  Coordinates the hiring and training of Education Staff.
9.  Works with Education Department staff to determine yearly assignments
and goals; monitors and evaluates annual progress.
10. Leads the annual departmental budgeting process; monitors expenditures;
works with staff to determine revenue generation goals and assesses
financial performance of programs.
11. In consultation with the Marketing Committee, develops promotional
materials and consults on marketing strategies for education programs.
12. Recruits and Coordinates volunteers for education programs and special
13. Other duties as assigned.

Related Duties and Responsibilities

1.  Familiarity with all education department programs and ability to
deliver any program; actively participates in the delivery of educational
programming on a regular basis including activities scheduled after-hours
and on weekends.
2.  Oversees purchase, cataloging and storage of educational materials.
3.  Attends all regular meetings of the trustees and of committees involved
in the Museum’s education activities, as well as staff meetings.
4.  Maintains regular contacts with community organizations and other
museums with the goal of fostering cooperation and collaboration.
5.  Actively participates in daily and weekend “on duty” staff rotations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1.  Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a science-related discipline; Master’s
preferred in physics, science-related discipline or informal education.
2.  Minimum of five years teaching experience in museum, school, or
informal education setting.
3.  Broad knowledge of science and informal science education.
4.  Broad knowledge of learning theory and styles as well as
developmentally appropriate activities and exercises.
5.  Ability to integrate state and national science standards into Museum
6.  Ability to communicate with broad range of ages and interests.
7.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
8.  Strong organization and project management abilities.
9.  Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
10. Relevant computer literacy.

Salary Range: $48,000 to $51,000 DOQ
To apply

Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to Ann
Arbor Hands-On Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, MI
48104 or click here to send an
email<>. No phone inquiries. EOE.

Manager of Public Programs [Monterey Bay Aquarium]

Manager of Public Programs, Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Manager of Public Programs will manage paid and unpaid staff associated
with public programs. This position works closely with the Manager of Guest
Experience Innovation and Manager of Aquarium Adventures to determine the
best mix of innovative, fun, conservation-driven programming for guests
visiting Monterey Bay Aquarium with an eye towards supporting both the Guest
Experience and overall Monterey Bay Aquarium mission. The manager designs,
develops, implements and evaluates all public programs at the Monterey Bay
Aquarium and oversees the development of a comprehensive training/ongoing
coaching model, works with the Manager of Innovation and Sr. Manager of
Training/Interpretation to ensure that efforts in the public programs group
are supporting and complementing efforts in the many other Guest Experience

Functions of this position include; ensuring that public programs are
developed and delivered with the highest standards possible, monitor and
troubleshoot programs on the floor with an eye towards raising the bar,
oversee the weekly/monthly scheduling efforts, and to deliver public
programs as needed.

Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science or Education preferred. Master’s Degree
and knowledge of marine environment are highly desirable. Strong
interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to supervise and work with a
variety of types of professionals, interns and volunteers of various ages.
At least four years experience in the management of programming in an
aquarium, museum or major attraction. Excellent written and oral
communication skills. Experience in teaching and public speaking or theater.
Demonstrated competence in program development. Flexibility and the ability
to organize and manage a number of diverse tasks simultaneously. Familiarity
with the Microsoft Office suite of programs.

To apply, visit:

Director of School and Community Programs [Los Angeles County Museum of Art]

Director of School & Community Programs, LACMA

Director of School & Community Programs



Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Education & Public Programs, the
Director of School & Community Programs has oversight of all Education
department programs for school and community partners at the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art (LACMA), and supervision of staff who work on those

Some duties include: creates and implements programs for schools and
community partners, including meeting with school and community leaders to
develop programs; develops curriculum materials for school and community
programs; selects artists to work on school programs and approves the
selection of artists by staff working on these programs; oversees the
Education department’s training and ongoing coaching of all staff touring
and teaching in LACMA’s programs for students; evaluates and establishes a
process for evaluating programs on an ongoing basis; meets with school and
community leaders to develop collaborative programming; reviews program
content and written materials developed by staff working on school and
community programs and make recommendations for improvement; develops and
monitors program budgets; creates and reviews grant applications and

The qualified candidate will have a Master’s degree in Art History or Art
Education and at least 5 years of experience developing programs and
curriculum materials for students, selecting and supervising artists,
managing staff, working with school administrators and community leaders and
writing curriculum materials. A combination of related education, training
and teaching experience will be considered.

To apply, visit:

Program Coordinator [Center for Architecture Foundation]

Center for Architecture Foundation
Program Coordinator

Organization Overview:
The Center for Architecture Foundation promotes public awareness and a
broader appreciation of the important role architecture and design play in
our daily lives. We engage general public audiences in contemporary topics
on the built environment to encourage design literacy. Programs include K-12
in-school collaborations, youth and family workshops, professional
development, scholarships and public exhibitions and educational events at
the Center for Architecture – a public gallery space committed to advancing
the understanding of the built environment managed in partnership with the
American Institute of Architects NY Chapter.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for managing the Center for
Architecture Foundation’s scholarship and grant program as well as providing
support to other CFAF programs including assistance related to fundraising,
outreach and general operations. The Program Coordinator will report
directly to the Executive Director and have regular interaction with the
other members of the Foundation’s staff, Board of Directors, and AIANY
Chapter colleagues.

Primary Responsibilities:
* Administer and manage scholarship and grants program including organizing
applications, communicating with the jury, corresponding with applicants,
and disbursing funds
* Provide clerical support to the Executive Director including: draft
correspondence and reports, maintaining records and files, and managing
volunteers and interns
* Manage outreach including website and database maintenance and social
media accounts and answer public inquires about the Center for Architecture
and the Center for Architecture Foundation
* Assist with public relations and media support though email updates to
media and contact lists and writing articles for e-Oculus, the bimonthly
e-journal of AIANY, and other publications as necessary
* Assist with Board meetings including: prepare meeting reports and
presentations, attend all meetings of the full Board, and record and
distribute meeting minutes
* Assist with record keeping and administration of annual fundraising Gala
and other fundraising initiatives
* Assist Program Directors with special assignments including creating
reports and presentations; evaluating and documenting; assistance with
scheduling, logistics, payments, etc.
* Attend networking and community events on the Foundation’s behalf
* General office management including maintenance and repairs of equipment
and managing supply inventory, calendar, files, scheduling, etc.
* Perform some bookkeeping responsibilities when necessary
* Other tasks as deemed appropriate by the Executive Director

Qualifications: This is a great opportunity for someone interested in arts
education and administration. CFAF is a small staff where collaboration,
flexibility and teamwork are essential. The right candidate will have:

* At least 1-2 years of work experience in a professional office setting
* Strong interest in CFAF’s mission
* Experience in education or youth programs
* Knowledge of architecture, design, education or art history
* Professional and friendly manner
* Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively
* Proactive nature with strong problem solving skills and a strong attention
to detail
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Flexibility and willingness to learn
* Experience with website maintenance, social media savvy, and database
* Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
* Computer skills that include MS Office; knowledge of Filemaker Pro,
Quickbooks, Photoshop, InDesign and graphic design or video editing a plus

This is a full-time position. Occasional weekends and evenings required.
Salary: $33K with generous benefits

Interested candidates should send a thoughtful cover letter describing why
they are interested in CFAF and the position along with resume to: Ms. Jaime
Endreny, Please indicate “Program Coordinator”
in the subject of your email and include the cover letter in the body of the
email. No phone calls please.

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