Director of Education & Public Programming [Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 1, 1973 in job announcements |

Title: Director of Education & Public Programming
Report to: Executive Director
Employment Type: Full-Time

Overview of Position:

The Director of Education & Public Programming is responsible for developing
and managing comprehensive design-oriented educational and public
programming plans (both short and long term) as well as creating,
implementing, and maintaining design-oriented educational and public
programs that reflect the Museum of Design Atlanta’s (MODA) mission and that
meet the needs of the diverse audiences we serve.

Primary Responsibilities:

*   Work with Executive Director and senior staff to set the vision and
goals for the Department of Education and Public Programming
*   Develop and implement public programs for children, families, and
*   Collaborate with the Exhibitions Manager to develop interactive and
participatory design experiences throughout the museum
*   Recruit, train, and supervise education interns and work with the
Volunteer Manager to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers for programs
*   Develop and implement design-based educational and public programs
including on-site guided tours, professional development experiences, camps,
workshops, courses, and off-site visits
*   Plan, develop, implement and evaluate in-school and out-of-school
partnerships with school teachers, school administrators, and staff at
partner community organizations
*   Work with staff to develop and implement an outreach plan to grow new
and repeat attendance to educational and public programs
*   Market resources and programs to K-12 and teacher audiences
*   Oversee established programs such as campMODA, Drink in Design, and
Design Conversation
*   Train and supervise campMODA staff
*   Insure that all educational and public programs are evaluated in a
consistent manner
*   Prepare reports of education and public program attendance including
narratives when appropriate
*   Negotiate and manage contracts with teaching artists and consultants
*   Oversee the efforts of any consultants hired to develop educational
programs or resources
*   Work with Executive Director to develop and manage all departmental
*   Work with Director of Development in preparing, tracking, evaluating,
and reporting of all education programming grants

Other Responsibilities:

*   Successfully and passionately represent the Museum, its mission and
its goals to the community. Articulate and promote the Museum’s exhibition
philosophy and program goals
*   Develop and implement tools and measurements to evaluate success of
tasks and projects connected to this position
*   Be a supremely capable and enthusiastic collaborator
*   Promote the Museum’s programs
*   Exhibit generosity, creativity, and common sense in working closely
with all Museum constituent groups
*   Build strategic partnerships both outside and inside the museum

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge and Skills:

*   Experience and proven success in creating and implementing programs
that teach design thinking and core design skills in participatory and
innovative ways
*   Excellent verbal and written skills
*   Proficient in Microsoft Office
*   Knowledge of Georgia Performance Standards


*   Graduate degree in related field (education, museum education, etc.)
*   3 – 5 years of experience and a track record in development,
implementation, and evaluation of educational and/or public programs,
preferably in a museum setting
*   Working knowledge of informal learning theory and practice, museum
visitor studies, and art and/or design-based education
*   Well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work
closely with colleagues, trustees, volunteers, and community leaders
*   Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a diverse range
of groups and organizations
*   Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate a team
*   Strong ability to be creative and think critically
*   Self-starter with strong organizational skills
*   Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working
*   Available to work some evenings and weekends as necessary.

For more information about the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), please visit
our website: www.museuemofdesign.org

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
info@museumofdesign.org<mailto:info@museumofdesign.org> with “Director of
Education Search” in the subject line.


Director of Education Search
Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

1315 Peachtree Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

No phone calls please.


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