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Director of Education and Public Engagement [Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 23, 1974 in job announcements |

The Director of Education and Public Engagement is responsible for carrying out the vision and strategic design of the educational framework of the City’s history museum. S/he oversees the creation, development, execution, and management of all educational and public programs, visitor engagement initiatives, and strategic community partnerships. Working as a team with the Curator and Director of Exhibitions and the Collection Manager and Registrar, the Director of Education fosters access to the collection through engaging various public audiences by developing and coordinating the implementation of exceptional, collection- and exhibition-based Museum programming.

Responsibilities
• Produce dynamic public programs related to Museum exhibitions, collection, and mission. Program production entails planning, developing, and implementing a diverse annual schedule of program offerings, including onsite programs, partnerships, and the use of distance learning, new media, and other technology; and overseeing daily educational operations, including lectures, public programs, school lessons, and teacher workshops.

• Design and conduct internal, content-based training for all staff, docents, interns, and volunteers.

• Identify, cultivate, and maintain key, strategic community partnerships.

• Develop and implement evaluation tools to measure success of duties and projects connected to this position, including ongoing visitor assessment, data collection, and improvement of the visitor experience.

• Represent the Museum and its mission, goals, and educational philosophy in the local, state, national, K-12, secondary, and graduate educational community. • Perform other related duties as directed.

Requirements
• Master’s degree in history, American studies, historical administration, public history, education, or museum studies.

• 5+ years of progressive leadership in the museum field.

• Strong skills, experience, and comfort interacting frequently with Museum staff, volunteers, vendors, donors, educational professionals, and visitors from all audiences.

• Evening and weekend work required.

Additional Salary Information
• Individual health insurance provided.
• Paid time off.

 

To apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by May 31, 2014 to:
info@philadelphiahistory.org or Director of Education and Public Engagement, Philadelphia History Museum, 15 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

PHM is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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