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EducationSpecialist for School, Outreach, and Family programs [The Philips Collection]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 23, 1973 in job announcements |

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

Manages and coordinates the museum’s single-visit school experiences, multiple-visit outreach program, and regional K12 partnerships and programs. Works on family programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Contributes to the design and implementation of a robust and innovative K12 portfolio of programs
  • Collaborates on K12 initiatives such as Prism.K12
  • Co-develops and implements K-12 outreach programs, particularly with DCPS, including Art Links to Learning
  • Coordinates all administrative details for Art Links to Learning
  • Innovates the single-visit school experience
  • Coordinates all administrative details relative to single-visit school experiences
  • Contributes to and provides support for Family Programs
  • Co-manages selected museum-school partnerships; represents the Phillips in museum-school partnership meetings and public events as needed
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with DC public school partners
  • Advocates for Phillips programs and initiatives through online presentations, local, national, and global trainings, workshops, and conferences
  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure the smooth implementation of K12 programs
  • Collaborates on museum-wide initiatives
  • Collaborates on Education Department initiatives when relevant
  • Collaborates with Development staff on grant writing and reporting for school, family, and outreach programs
  • Maintains, synthesizes, and applies current knowledge and research on museum education theory and practice. Researches exhibitions and the permanent collection to K12 engagement.
  • Conducts and coordinates trainings and public presentations, including periodic travel locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Hires and supervises part-time and contracted educators as well as vendors; manages interns
  • Creates and maintains organizational systems for school, outreach and family programs, including mailing lists, financial records, program statistics/reports, and database management
  • Provides departmental administrative support as needed
  • Maintains online scheduling software for school tour registration to ensure that schedules and reporting functions are up to date and effective

POSITION REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. in art history, visual arts, education (museum, elementary, art), M.A. preferred
  • Minimum of three years of experience, including teaching experience, in an art museum and/or school
  • Familiarity with K12 uses of new technology
  • General understanding of K12 curriculum (particularly visual arts, social studies, and language arts) and familiarity with structure of DCPS
  • Understanding of Common Core State Standards
  • Knowledge of arts integration
  • Administrative experience with excellent office skills, including word processing, data entry, database/spreadsheets; previous experience with Outbound software preferred
  • Highly effective as team member and collaborator with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills and ability to work with multiple audiences
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and handle numerous assignments concurrently
  • Can work some evening and weekend hours
  • Ability to travel to all neighborhoods of Washington, D.

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