DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
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
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<http://www.aahom.org/about_us/employment/>. No phone inquiries. EOE.