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Evaluator [Dallas Museum of Art and Museum of Nature and Science]

The Dallas Museum of Art and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science would
like to announce a new job posting.  The Evaluator is a unique, shared
position between the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the Perot Museum of
Nature and Science (Perot), playing a critical role within, and potentially
across, Perot and DMA teams to assess the effectiveness and impact of
museum activities.  The Evaluator represents the organizations
professionally in manner and appearance, working with all departments to
develop and implement evaluation plans, identify and define measurable
outcomes, design evaluation tools and methods, write reports, and
collaborate with leaders to use the process of evaluation as a learning
tool for continuous improvement.  The evaluation design will be an
iterative process where stakeholder input and involvement will be carefully
considered.  The Evaluator is responsible for providing staff with
information about their visitors/audience from a variety of perspectives
including, but not limited to, visitors¹ experiences in permanent
galleries, exhibitions, programs, and on the web.  **

For additional information about this position and responsibilities, visit
the DMA website:

Director of Professional Development and School Programs [Connecticut Science Center]

Director of Professional Development and School Programs, Connecticut
Science Center

*Connecticut Science Center*****

*Director of Professional Development and School Programs*****

*FLSA: *Full Time (40 hours), Exempt****

*Reporting to: *Vice President of Programs****

*Key Responsibilities:*****

Work with the VP of Programs and other program managers as necessary on the
development and implementation of a comprehensive field trip and outreach
science education program for schools****

Manage the CSC¹s School Field Trip Program including;****

o Coordinate the implementation of CSC education programs that support and
enhance the grade PreK-12 CT Science Standards, and pending *Next
Generation Science Standards*****

Manage the CSC¹s Professional Development Program for Teachers including;***

o Coordinate the delivery of professional development workshops working
with CSC program staff and contract facilitators,****

o Manage the inventory of PD materials,****

o Coordinate awarding of CEUs to workshop participants,****

o Create and maintain content for PD program web pages,****

Work with the VP of Programs to develop and implement plans for expanding
the CSC¹s capacity to deliver PD to meet growing demand from school

Proactively work with districts and/or schools to develop contracts for
professional development and other CSC educational program services****

Prepare program and evaluation reports working with the Science Center¹s
Coordinator of Research****

Work with the VP of Programs to prepare and track annual education ­
related program budgets to ensure fiscal viability of the professional
development and school field trip programs****

Work with the VP of Programs and the CSC Marketing Department to
proactively promote to school districts and generate participation in CSC
field trip programs and PD workshops including;****

o Oversee the development of the CSC¹s annual Educators Guide****

o Coordinate with the CSC Visitor Services Department to present an annual
Open House for Teacher****

Serve as a CSC liaison to CT school districts, the CT Department of
Education and various state, regional and national education professional
organizations (CABE, CSTA, CSSA, NSTA, etc.)****

Provide leadership, inspiration, coaching, and serve as a professional
resource/role model for, internal staff who will execute and fulfill
educational programs****

Other duties as deemed necessary by program need and/or management****

** **

*Position Requirements:*****

Masters degree in education or related field****

Strong familiarity with inquiry-based pedagogy and previous experience
teaching or administration of *inquiry*-based science programming.****

Strong familiarity with the CT K-12 Science Curriculum Frameworks,
demonstrated effectiveness working with public schools and their educators
& administrators****

Strong organizational skills****

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage budgets and project deadlines****

Demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams of professionals, helping
them to grow professionally within the established culture of the

Understanding of the importance and value of working as part of a larger
cross-functional and intra departmental team in a professional, courteous,
and collaborative manner****

Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills****

Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays****

Ability to travel as required****

Must possess a valid CT driver¹s license, the ability to drive to off-site
locations, and maintain a satisfactory driving record****

** **

Qualified applicants will go through an application process, interview
process and must successfully complete a background check.****

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to please
reference ³*Director of Professional Development and School Programs*².****

*The Connecticut Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

Assistant Director for Interpretation [The Old North Foundation]

Job Description Assistant Director for Interpretation, The Old North Foundation


The Old North Foundation
193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 20113




Assistant director/interpetation



The Old North Foundation seeks an experienced, creative, and motivated individual
to lead its educational and interpretive programs and to assist in the management
of the historic site. For the successful candidate, this is a unique opportunity to use
his or her imagination and resourcefulness to create and build nationally recognized
programs that maximize the Old North’s full educational and interpretive potential and
are informative, interesting, and inspiring for visitors of all ages.

The Old North Church is beginning of a major planning exercise, leading up to a
major capital campaign for its 300th anniversary in 2023. The assistant director will
coordinate the overhaul and expansion of the church’s interpretive programs, giving the
successful candidate an opportunity to make a major contribution to the field of historic

The assistant director oversees education and interpretive programs and a staff of
seasonal and part-time tour guides. The assistant director works with the executive
director to oversee all aspects of site management, including IT, major maintenance,
and grant writing. Old North has a small executive team consisting of the executive
director, vicar, assistant director, and business/gift shop manager. We value a collegial
working environment.

The successful candidate will have full responsibility for all of the Old North’s
educational and interpretive programs, including engagement in the master planning
process that will articulate the defining vision for all historic site operations and all

educational, interpretive, and preservation initiatives going forward; creating new
and innovative learning experiences that embody the Old North experience for
school children and visitors of all ages; evaluating, strengthening, and leading current
visitor programs; training and supervising all visitor service staff, and assisting in the
development and production of grants and fundraising activities for educational and
interpretive programs.

M.A. in American history, geography, historic preservation, museum studies or 4 years
of related experience. Classroom or museum teaching experience, demonstrated
dependability, flexibility, and oral presentation skills are necessary. Grant writing
experience, website, and social media skills preferred.

Strategic vision, exceptional communication, administrative, and staff supervision skills,
and a passion for innovation and ensuring a visitor experience that exceeds expectations
are an absolute requisite.
How To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to, or via mail
to Steve Ayres, Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113. For more
information, call Steve Ayres @ 617-523-6676×103
Apply by:
August 31, 2012
About this Organization:

The Old North Church is a major historic site on Boston’s Freedom trail, visited by
more than one half a million people each year. The Old North Foundation works in
partnership with the Old North (Episcopal) Church to provide quality interpretive
programs to all visitors and for hundreds of school groups who enroll in specialized
onsite classes. Old North collaborates with the Boston National Historical Park, the
Freedom Trail Foundation, and neighboring historical sites in providing educational
programming to thousands of school children each year.

Go to for more information.

Museum Educator [The Museum of Jewish Heritage]

Museum Educator – The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the

The Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is
seeking a Museum Educator.

Responsibilities of this position include coordinating the Gallery Education
program, conducting ongoing evaluation of Gallery Educator tours and
providing feedback to individual Gallery Educators. Assigning and
supervising weekly tour shifts as well as weekly walk-up tours, greeting and
facilitating group entry, directing floor traffic in the galleries and
supervising group use of the classrooms. Debriefing with Gallery Educators
after tours, plan training and in-service programming with Director of
Education, and recognition events with Director of Human Resources.
Scheduling additional Education staff support of Gallery Education program
responsibilities. Reporting on programs and developing and maintain timeline
and budgets. Fostering the relationship among Gallery Educators and the
institution. Administering formal annual evaluation of Gallery Educators.
Developing and implement Gallery Education protocol and procedure and
developing and producing newsletters, fliers, and other on-going
informational materials as needed.

Requirements: BA in Judaic studies, history, museum education, or related
field required; MA preferred; at least 3- 5 years professional experience in
informal and/or museum education, proficient in object-based education.
Candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Successful candidate will also be proficient with computers, highly
motivated, energetic and organized. Must be able to work Sunday-Thursday.

Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to Human
Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place New York, NY 10280-;

Director of Education [The Anne Frank Center]

Director of Education – The Anne Frank Center

The Anne Frank Center USA (AFC), a museum and educational center located in
downtown Manhattan, is seeking a full-time Director of Education. Founded by
Otto Frank in 1977 to advance his daughter’s legacy and teach the lessons of
her time to later generations, The Anne Frank Center works within a
contemporary context to teach the consequences of intolerance and the need
to identify and challenge prejudice.

Job Summary: The Director of Education is responsible for development and
implementation of in-school education programs for grades 4-12, as well as a
variety of family and public programs that take place at the AFC. This
position regularly teaches school programs; hosts workshops for K-12
educators; develops partnerships with schools and cultural organizations;
and works closely with development, marketing and exhibition staff. The
successful candidate should be an adaptable team player, who is dedicated to
the Center’s mission and able to manage a variety of programs
simultaneously. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and public
speaking skills. Knowledge of Anne Frank, the Holocaust, and current human
rights and tolerance issues is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

1. Design and implement mission-driven educational programming for family
and public audiences at the AFC; evaluate current programming and grow
audiences for these programs.

2. Manage and expand AFC’s core in-school education programs, including
developing curriculum, hiring and training of artists, program planning, and
recruiting new schools.

3. Spearhead outreach efforts to local high schools and colleges to promote
AFC’s volunteer programs; oversee the recruitment and training of interns
and volunteers.

4. Create and manage budgets, and track and maintain statistical information
for all program areas.

5. Assist with grant writing, identifying new funding sources, marketing,
and other administrative duties as necessary to promote the Center’s mission
and help build new audiences.

Required Qualifications:
Dynamic and insightful educator with experience teaching a variety of
audiences in a museum setting.
Highly organized with strong oral and written communications skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and solid computer skills.
Understanding of National Learning and Common Core Standards; familiarity
with NYC Dept. of Education and NYC schools preferred.
Minimum 5 years experience teaching in a museum or cultural organization.
B. A. required; Master’s degree in education, museum or arts administration

The Director of Education position is full-time including health insurance
and paid time off and reports to the Executive Director. Hours are 9-5
Monday-Friday with some evening/weekend hours required. Salary range $45,000
– $50,000.

To apply please send a cover letter and resume, along with the name and
contact information for two professional references, to:<>, with “Director of
Education” indicated in the subject line. No phone calls please. The
deadline for submission is August 31, 2012.

The Anne Frank Center USA is an equal opportunity employer.

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