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Manager of School Programs [Museum of Fine Art, Boston]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 1, 1971 in job announcements |

MANAGER OF SCHOOL PROGRAMS

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Under the direction of the Head of School Programs and Teacher
Resources, responsible for overseeing the administration, operations,
and quality of the MFA’s School Programs and the Gallery Instructor
Program. Works as an integral part of the School Programs team to
deliver high quality museum learning experiences for teachers and
students of grades 2 – 12, and the MFA’s large and diverse corps of
volunteers, the Gallery Instructors.

The Manager of School Programs oversees the development of high quality
content for, delivery, and evaluation of the MFA’s large and diverse
array of programs for school group visitors. This includes: revision of
tour program content as necessary to ensure relevance to K – 12 school
curriculum frameworks and learning standards; training of the Gallery
Instructors on tour content; evaluation of program implementation; and
overseeing all operations and administration of School Programs,
including management of website content. In addition, the Manager
supervises a part-time Coordinator, numerous interns, and the MFA’s
large corps of volunteer Gallery Instructors (GIs). The Manager of
School Programs provides an overall vision for stewardship of the GI
Program, and oversees all activities directly pertaining to the GIs.
This includes recruiting, training, evaluation, on-going professional
development, collaborative work with the GI Advisory Board and numerous
committees, and collaboratively developing and carrying out the GI
Program Strategic Plan. The successful running of the GI Program depends
on smooth and efficient communications. The Manager of School Programs
is responsible for communications within the GI Program as well as
between the GI Program and other departments around the Museum.

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree Museum Studies,
Education, Art History or Art Education and 5 – 7 years’ experience
working within a museum setting. S/he will have demonstrated experience
working with volunteers, excellent teaching and presentation skills,
organizational and communication skills, and the ability to manage
multiple and complex projects. Prior training and experience with Visual
Thinking Strategies is preferred.

A large portion of the
job is the management of the volunteer docent program (Gallery
Instructors, who lead our school group tours), so candidates with
demonstrated experience with volunteers will be the strongest.

Status: Full-time
Hours: 35/week
Schedule: M – F, 9am – 5pm
Date Posted: 20 June 2011

For immediate consideration for the position, please e-mail resume and
cover letter to: resumes@mfa.org. Or send via postal mail to:

Human Resources Department
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The MFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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