The Massillon Museum seeks a full-time education and outreach coordinator to oversee an education and outreach program, working closely with the executive director in developing content that aligns with the Museum’s mission. Specific responsibilities include managing and developing partnerships with schools to offer curriculum-based programs related to the Museum’s collection, in the Museum and/or the schools; setting standards for all education programming; acting as a liaison with schools, community groups and other target audiences to arrange a program of field trips, guided tours and/or demonstrations; contributing to the design and interpretation of exhibitions and other public programming to enhance its educational value; preparation of publications or media-based products for schools; preparation of promotional copy for all aspects of the educational programming; developing and implementing adult education programs related to the Museum’s collections and exhibitions; developing training programs for volunteer docents; and developing and overseeing workshops and classes for adults and children within the Museum.
The Educator will have at least a bachelor’s degree in arts education, history, or in museum studies, with at least two years of experience in education or program development. He/she will have experience in the education and/or program area of a museum or cultural institution and will have the ability to design and implement educational programs. This individual shall be highly motivated, organized, exhibit a professional demeanor, have the ability to work hands-on in a dynamic team setting and meet deadlines. Additional requirements include a demonstrated ability in written and oral communication and museum education techniques; knowledge of the objectives and curricula of the school system; knowledge of the Museum’s collections; and knowledge of evaluation methods.
Specific Programs for which this individual would be responsible on behalf of the Museum, in addition to other duties as assigned, include management of social media, The Big Read, Rhythms Concert Series, monthly Do the Mu series, and the annual Fun Fest.
The Massillon Museum is an AAM-accredited institution with a mission to collect, preserve and exhibit art and artifacts to enrich our community through education and experience. Celebrating its 80th year, the Massillon Museum is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit, making the arts accessible to all, and providing a home for community activities. The Massillon Museum provides programs and educates the community in three ways: through its permanent collection, changing exhibitions, and educational programs.
Deadline October 11, 2013
Interested applicants should direct a cover letter and resume by mail to the attention of Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Executive Director, Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646, or click here to send electronically via email.