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School Programs Manager [Museum of Fine Arts, Houston]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 12, 1972 in job announcements |

School Programs Manager, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Pay Type:                            Salaried, Exempt, Full Time, 35
hours/week

Salary:                                   Commensurate with Experience and
Education

Benefits:
Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Life and Long Term Disability
Insurance, Pension Plan, Credit Union, Flexible Compensation Plan, Paid
Time Off, Reserve Time Off, and Holiday Pay

A part of the Education department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the
School Programs division is the liaison between the museum and elementary
through high public and private schools, and state and local teacher and
education organizations.  Working with a team of educators, this position
plans and implements professional development programs for educators,
researches and writes curriculum materials, and works collaboratively with
the MFAH¹s Kinder Foundation Education Center, a lending-library of
teaching resources.  The primary goals of the School Programs division is
to develop educator and school partnerships and other initiatives that
position the museum as a center for teaching and learning for educators and
students.

Responsibilities:

- Plan, implement, and evaluate professional development programs for
educators including Evenings for Educators, teacher workshops, an annual
teacher conference, a summer course for teachers, and special requests
- Plan, implement, and evaluate select programs for elementary ­ high
school students
- Research and write select curriculum materials on the permanent
collection and exhibitions
- Research and understand the needs, interests, and concerns of
public/private school educators and administrators to ensure the MFAH¹s
offerings are relevant and reflect best practice in teaching and learning
- Oversee the development and distribution of an online newsletter,
announcements, and other marketing material that seek to maximize
participation in museum activities to maintain existing and develop new
audiences
- Works with others in education department to manage budgets, grant
reports, program statistics,

and other administrative responsibilities as necessary

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

- Proficient gallery and/or classroom teacher
- Excellent management and interpersonal skills
- Familiar with current education theories and trends
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage numerous
projects simultaneously
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends as program schedule demands

Education and Experience:

- MA., M.Ed., or MAT in art education, art history or education
- 3-5 years experience in museum education or classroom teaching
- Demonstrated management and administrative abilities
- Experience teaching from works of art

How to Apply:

Send resume to Human Resources, 12-090EDU, P.O. Box 6826, Houston TX
77265-6826; Fax 713-639-7597 or email: jobs@mfah.orgor apply at
www.mfah.org/about/careers

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