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Manager of Youth Learning & Engagement [Wolfsonian]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 17, 1973 in job announcements |

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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*Duties:*

Oversee all learning and engagement programs for K-12 audiences including
in-gallery, in-school, and online. Develop, implement, and evaluate
youth-focused programs and interpretive materials for all segments of the
Miami-Dade Community, including school-based, in-museum, and afterschool
programs on weekends. Collaborate with learning and engagement staff and
curatorial staff to develop programs and interpretative materials and
engagement activities for permanent and temporary exhibitions, particularly
in relation to goals of new strategic plan and
re-envisioning/reinstallation of Wolfsonian collection. Work with assistant
director for learning and engagement to plan new digital engagement goals
and activities. Develop and oversee design-focused afterschool programs for
teen audiences utilizing the Wolf Digital Design Lab, such as Comic Kraze
cartooning workshops.****

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Act as primary liaison to Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) and
local charter and private schools. Develop programmatic collaborations and
formal partnerships with schools and community organizations. Oversee
ongoing Page at a Time program in collaboration with MDCPS. Supervise MDCPS
art educator assigned to the museum through MDCPS museum education program.
Develop and implement professional development workshops for teachers,
focusing on arts integration into core disciplines (STEAM) and 21st century
skills. Maintain extensive contact with students, parents, teachers, MDCPS
administrators, donors, corporate members, and the general public.****

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Prepare and monitor budget for youth programs. Negotiate contracts with
outside contractors as needed for youth programs. Work with assistant
director for learning and engagement and development department to develop
funding proposal for youth programs. Perform other related duties as
assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude
the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the
position.****

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Interpret existing state, University and BOT policies to ensure compliance.
Recommend changes in policies and procedures to Director.****

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*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; knowledge
of late nineteenth-to-mid-twentieth century history and art; knowledge of
current theory and practice of art museum object-based learning/teaching,
national education reform issues, and digital media learning developments
and practices; budget development and monitoring; ability to handle
information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional
manner and to maintain a high level of professional integrity.****

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*Pre-Employment Requirements:* Criminal Background Check****

The deadline to apply for this position is May 31, 2013 (or when filled).
Apply on line at: http://hr.fiu.edu/pshr/ FIU, a member of the SUS of
Florida, is an EO/EA/AA employer.****

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Benefits offered with The Wolfsonian­FIU: Located in a vibrant area on
South Beach with multiple venues for culture and dining within a short
distance; Health Care Insurance ­ Medical/Dental/Vision Approximately 85%
paid by The Wolfsonian­FIU; Medical plans as low as $25 per paycheck;
Domestic Partner Stipends available; Vacation – 4 weeks paid per year; Sick
Leave – Up to 480 hours paid; 11 paid holidays per year; Retirement funds:
401(k) and 403b Multiple plans available with matching contributions; Basic
Life Insurance; Optional Life Insurance and AD&D; and Flexible Spending
Accounts.****

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Kate Rawlinson <kate@thewolf.fiu.edu>, Assistant Director for
<kate@thewolf.fiu.edu>Learning
& Engagement, The Wolfsonian <http://www.wolfsonian.org/>-FIU

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