Director of School & Teacher Programs
Education Division, The Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), founded in 1914, has a world-class collection of modern and contemporary art, and is recognized internationally for its comprehensive collection of works by 20th-century master Henri Matisse. It has an annual operating budget of $13 million, and an
endowment of $65 million. The BMA is embarking on an exciting new era with the reintroduction free admission and the largest endowment and comprehensive campaign in its history underway. The BMA is committed to a work environment where creativity, diversity, leadership, communication, collaboration, and respect are cultivated and valued.
The Baltimore Museum of Art is seeking an experienced museum educator to directs the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy for PreK-12 student, teacher, and docent programs and resources that align with schools¹ educational goals and the BMA¹s vision, mission, and impact statement. Reporting to the Deputy Director for Education & Interpretation,
this senior-level position ensures that school programs are intentional, imaginative, and well-designed and analyzes the effectiveness and impact of programs through research and evaluation. This position plays a leadership role in docent training, the development of written and digital educational materials, and the cultivation of strategic partnerships.
€ Vision and Strategy: Shapes a vision for a creative, relevant, accessible, and integrated museum experiences that engage PreK-12 audiences with the Museum¹s collections and exhibitions on- and off-site. Identifies measureable outcomes, success criteria, and planning and assessment tools. With the Deputy Director for Education & Interpretation and the Director of Public Programs, is part of an education leadership team that establishes priorities for the
€ Leadership and Staff Development: Supervises the Manager of School Programs, Manager for Teacher Programs and Resources, Education Coordinator, and 125 volunteer docents. Stays current with educational policies and practices that affect Museum/school partnerships and
learning. Provides inspiring leadership through coaching, mentoring, and professional development, sharing new research and models with education colleagues.
€ Docent Program: Oversees the development of effective strategy, structure, policies, and procedures for the BMA¹s volunteer docent program. Introduces, facilitates, and manages improvements and modifications to strengthen program and align with best practices. With the Manager of School Programs, conceptualizes, develops, and implements new and ongoing docent education to ensure docents have the knowledge and skills to engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds with the BMA collection and exhibitions. Models effective dialogue-based teaching
strategies and coaches docents as needed. Recruits new docents.
€ PreK-12 Partnerships and Programs: Initiates and cultivates the development of partnerships between the Museum and the PreK-12 community, including regional schools, colleges and universities, social service agencies, cultural institutions, and others. Ensures that partnerships are being implemented with a high standard of excellence and refine/revise future programming with partners as needed.
€ Educational Resources: Develops and implements strategy for printed and digital resources for PreK-12 audiences. Reviews and edits all printed and digital material for students, teachers, and docents. Designs and produces resources for docents including gallery lessons, activities, and study and training materials.
€ Research and Evaluation: In consultation with the Deputy Director for Education, oversees the research and evaluation of PreK-12 school programs and resources to measure the impact of programs and ensure that established outcomes are being met. Leads cross-departmentaof programs to evaluate and improve processes, content, communication, staffing, and other issues. Collaborates with professional evaluators, researchers, and other consultants. Documents and shares findings with museum staff and the museum field at large through conference presentations, articles, andreports.
€ Cross-Divisional and External Communication and Collaboration: Oversees consistent communication to the PreK-12 educational community at the city, state, and national level. Represents and communicates the value of the BMA at key education meetings, conferences, and other community events. Collaborates with visiting artists, scholars, community organizations, and other external partners to develop program content. Communicates PreK-12 strategy to colleagues across the institution at all-colleague, exhibition, and project meetings. Works
closely with Curatorial, Marketing & Communications, Development, and Finance colleagues.
€ Administration, Budgets, and Reporting: Prepares budgets and monitors expenses for all School and Teacher Programs. Establishes standard costs for PreK-12 resources and programs. Prepares monthly reports of events and attendance including narrative and or budget reports when
appropriate. Assists with the preparation of grants and the cultivation of funders and stakeholders.
Master¹s degree in Art History, Education, or related field
10+ years museum education and supervisory experience
Proven record of team development, strategic thinking, vision, and leadership
Solid understanding of art history, education theory, methodology, and practice
Experience in museum evaluation and research, education program and resource development, and project management
Outstanding gallery teaching, public speaking, and writing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively within the Education Department, across the Museum, and within the community
Experience with emerging technologies in museum education
The BMA is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For this exempt position we offer medical, dental, vision, prescription, pension plan, 403b retirement plan, long term disability, flexible spending account, flexible and condensed scheduling, museum and restaurant discount, and reduced fee gym membership. We also offer 4 weeks of accrued vacation, 9 holidays, 3 personal days, a floating holiday, and 12 sick days.
Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via email to HR@artbma.org with ³Director of School & Teacher Programs² with your first and last name in the subject line. No phone calls please.