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Manager of Youth Programs [The Wolfsonian at Florida International University]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 26, 1971 in job announcements |

MANAGER OF YOUTH PROGRAMS
Position Number 42035
Description:
Oversees the Museum Education programs for K-12 audiences. Acts as
primary liaison to Miami-Dade County Public Schools and local private
schools. Develops programmatic collaborations and formal partnerships
with schools and community organizations. Develops, implements, and
evaluates youth and youth-based programs with an orientation towards all
segments of the Miami-Dade Community, including weekend arts workshops.
Works with the education and curatorial staff to develop programs and
interpretative materials for all museum visitors in relation to
permanent and temporary exhibitions, including lectures, films, tours,
workshops, exhibition enhancements, and online materials. Works with
interpretative team to plan and implement the reinterpretation and
re-installation of the permanent collection.
Develops and implements professional development workshops for public
and private school teachers across disciplines. Works with Assistant
Director to develop online and in-gallery materials that utilize digital
media learning and social networking strategies. Interprets existing
state, University and BOT policies to ensure compliance. Recommends
changes in policies and procedures to Director. Maintains extensive
contact with students, administrators, donors, corporate members, and
the general public.

Minimum Qualifications Master’s degree in an appropriate area of
specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of
specialization and two years of appropriate experience.   Desired
Qualifications M.A. preferred, background in art history, American
studies, and/or education; 3-5 years professional museum experience,
including working with K-12 students, teachers and administrators;
strong organizational skills; strong writing and oral communication
skills; administrative and managerial experience also required. The
successful candidate will have sound knowledge of educational and
developmental theory, teaching experience, and will be able to work well
in a small but ambitious team of museum professionals.

The deadline to apply for this position is November 14, 2011. Apply on
line at:
https://www.fiujobs.org/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=131
9479308178
FIU, a member of the SUS of Florida, is an EO/EA/AA employer.

The Wolfsonian­Florida International University, a museum and research
center located in the heart of historic south Miami Beach, uses objects
to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it
means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, political, and
technological changes that have transformed our world. It encourages
people to see the world in new ways, and to learn from the past as they
shape the present and influence the future. The collection of over
100,000 art and design objects, rare books, and ephemeral materials
focuses on North American and European design of the 1850­1945 period.
(www.wolfsonian.org )

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