Assistant Director of Education

Toledo Museum of Art


Summary   (full job description available at<http://www.toledomuseum

.org/about/jobs-volunteer/employment> )

Drawing on a strong background in Visual Literacy that includes teaching

visual literacy to a variety of audiences, collaborate with other members of

the Education staff to establish a center for Visual Literacy.  Design

related curriculum to align all the Museum’s education efforts with the

Museum’s strategic plan.  Oversee management of all the Museum’s education

outreach programs.  Work with Director of Education to undertake the

assessment of educational initiatives.  Provide appropriate supervisory

guidance to assure that reporting staff adhere to Museum standards and

policies, departmental procedures and professional practices.  Provide

management assistance to the Director of Education.



*         In conjunction with other education staff, develop concepts for a

Center for Visual Literacy that will provide an effective physical

environment, appropriate equipment, and learning activities to support

visual literacy education.  Develop visual literacy curriculum based on the

TMA collection and professional art education best practices.  Incorporate

visual literacy curriculum into all aspects of the Museum’s education



*         Oversee the management of all the Museum’s education outreach  and

studio arts programs.  Working with the Director of Education, establish

goals, objectives and evaluations methods for all classes.  Working within

budget, adjust, change, delete or broaden offerings as appropriate to meet

identified needs that will further the mission of teaching visual literacy.

Develop and manage budgets.  Coach and mentor staff; conduct goal setting

and performance appraisal.


*         Working with HR, establish requirements and standards for class

instructors; provide instructors with effective orientation to the Museum’s

approach to teaching visual literacy and related curriculum; provide

instructors with professional development opportunities and workshops in

collaboration with others as appropriate; provide constructive critiques

based on class evaluation.


*         Manage all aspects of the Museum’s scholarship program to reach

underserved audiences.




*         Master’s degree in Museum Education (preferred) or Art Education;


*         minimum of four years’ experience in a similar or directly

preparatory position;


*         strong knowledge of visual literacy and the demonstrated ability

to translate that into learning initiatives;


*         previous experience supervising professional staff with ability to

effectively manage and motivate education staff, interns, studio instructors

and volunteers;


*         ability to effectively use assigned software, including MS Office

and to learn/adapt to databases used in TMA Education Department as they

evolve.   Some previous database experience helpful.




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Robinson, Cynthia
Jan 4 (6 days ago)    
to me





Education and Public Programs Assistant, American Philosophical Society,



Job Summary


The Education Assistant works in close collaboration with the Associate

Curator of Museum Education to implement public and education programs,

coordinate the Museum Guide Program, and recruit and schedule

volunteers. This is an entry level position.


Profile for Education Assistant:


A detail-oriented and conscientious person with excellent

organizational, multitasking and communication skills. Previous

experience with event planning and an equally strong interest in

assisting with the development of creative educational programs and

activities for students and young children. A friendly, sociable person

who can easily engage with people of diverse ages and backgrounds.


Job Duties:


Education and Public Programs


€ Assist the Associate Curator of Education with the implementation of

education and public programs (including teacher and student workshops,

school group tours)


€ Assist in creating education materials


€ Assist with social media to publicize events and programs


€ Assist with museum guide program


o Create guide schedule, manage and submit timesheets for payroll


o Assist with donations and book sales


o Schedule time in gallery, learn exhibition material in order to

substitute as guide or weekend manager


€ Maintain exhibition and program attendance log/data sheet.


Volunteer Program


€ Recruit and schedule volunteers for event staffing and assistance,

coordinate a corps of 20 volunteers


€ Organize volunteers to distribute flyers on First Fridays and

before/during selected museum events, and serve as point-person for

volunteers during events


€ Maintain and update a volunteer calendar in a timely manner


€ Help plan volunteer recognition


Other Job Requirements:


€ B.A. in humanities field/education


€Self-motivated, organized, and reliable


€ Able to work both independently and collaboratively


€ Strong administrative and organizational skills, including basic

accounting skills (to keep track of donations and book sales)


€ Creativity in developing educational programs and projects for

students and children


€ Sociable personality; easily engage with people of diverse ages and



€ Strong writing and verbal communication skills


€ Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator a plus


Special Information


Must be available to work occasional evening and weekend hours.


The American Philosophical Society reserves the right to modify job

duties or job descriptions at any time. We are an equal opportunity

employer, dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on

any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national



To Apply:


Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references as PDF files

(or a single, multiple-page PDF, preferred) by Friday, January 4, 2013

to <>. Please include

the following subject heading: “Education and Public Programs Assistant



Education Level: B.A. in humanities field/education