Head of Education Programs [Connecticut Historical Society]

Head of Education Programs

Connecticut Historical Society Hartford, CT

The Head of Education Programs is responsible for overseeing high quality educational programs for diverse audiences from pre-K-adult, with direct oversight of CHS school programming. Serving as a senior member of the Interpretation, Collections and Education Department, s/he will play a pivotal role in helping the CHS realize its mission of inspiring and fostering a life-long interest in history. In collaboration with the Chief Curator and with the assistance of other staff, s/he will be responsible for the overall planning, development, implementation, coordination, evaluation, and budget oversight for all educational programs and the supervision of staff to realize those programs. Such programs will include, but not be limited to: on- and off-site school programs (including school partnerships), youth programs, family programs, teacher services and professional development, grant-funded initiatives, after-school programs, teacher advisory panels, college and adult tours, and public programs for adults. Application deadline is August 21, 2015. Full details can be found at http://chs.org/job-internship/head-of-education-programs/ Posted on: 07/29/2015

Gallery Supervisor, Davison Art Center & Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery [Wesleyan University]

Gallery Supervisor, Davison Art Center & Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Wesleyan University Middletown, CT

Under the supervision of the Curator of the Davison Art Center (DAC), the Gallery Supervisor is responsible for art-object and gallery preparation, exhibition installation, deinstallation, packing and unpacking, shipping preparation, and maintenance of exhibitions and the permanent collection. Under the supervision of the Director of the Center for the Arts, the Gallery Supervisor is responsible for the same duties related to the exhibition program of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The two galleries have active programs with 14-16 exhibitions of various sizes annually. The DAC holds 18,000 prints and 6,000 photographs in one of the leading university graphic arts collections. The Zilkha Gallery exhibits contemporary art, including video and installation art. FOR COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5017

Volunteer Research Assistant [Wellesley Historical Society]

Volunteer Research Assistant

The Wellesley Historical Society is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to assist the Executive Director in researching for a cemetery tour. Candidate must be able to work independently with little supervision. Research can be done at the Society’s office or at a remote location. While this is unpaid, it is a resume-builder for those looking to enter the field of historical research. Researcher is expected to work about 5 hours per week beginning in September. The tour is scheduled for the end of October.
Undergraduate or graduate student studying history or museum studies.
How To Apply:
Email resume and one paragraph introduction to Erica Dumont at director@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.
Apply by:
August 21, 2015

Associate Director of Digital Strategy [Ford’s Theater Society, Washington, DC]

Job Description

The Associate Director of Digital Strategy is an integral part of moving the institution’s digital initiatives forward to enhance the overall visitor experience both on site and online. The position oversees the development and implementation of Ford’s portfolio of digital offerings, including websites, mobile offerings, video content and digital marketing. This position is also charged to envision the future of digital media and technology use for Ford’s Theatre and works collaboratively across departments to translate our live programming and onsite experience to an online environment. Together with the Director of Communications and Marketing, this position will manage and lead a website redesign, expanding the Theatre’s online presence and extending its reach to diverse audiences in compelling and strategic ways.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing to lead the Ford’s Theatre website redesign process, ensuring that the project stays on time and on budget and closely aligns with the institution’s strategic goals
  • Work closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing to implement a comprehensive mobile strategy, to include responsive websites, mobile applications and other emerging technologies
  • Work with the theatre’s Education Department to find creative ways to reach educators, administrators and students online and to implement online education programs in a way that engages the 21st-century learner
  • Work with content managers, designers and developers as appropriate to develop web applications and ensure that online initiatives successfully serve our audiences
  • Work closely with the Marketing Manager and other departments to implement the institution’s social media strategy, cultivating conversations, engaging audiences and establishing Ford’s as a field leader
  • Work with the Associate Director of Communications to ensure that the Ford’s Theatre blog is a dynamic and educational outlet that cultivates conversations and raises the profile of the institution
  • Continue to learn and be informed of emerging technology and trends
  • Develop, implement and analyze user evaluations
  • Monitor and report on web statistics
  • Support online advertising, SEO and SEM activities, ensuring integration with other digital efforts
  • Working with Education, Visitor Services and external contractors, develop and implement interactive tools for interpretation of the site
  • Prepare, publish and maintain content on the Ford’s website and related digital content products (including video and enewsletters) in coordination with other staff and vendors
  • Maintain consistent branding standards across all digital platforms
  • Provide technical support for blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed and other digital content activities

Job Requirements



  • BA or BS required; with a concentration in communications, multi-media, digital media or digital communications preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Extensive knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Familiarity with web and mobile development content management systems (such as Drupal, Joomla or WordPress), and scripting languages
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and Google Adwords
  • Experience with video-editing platforms like Final Cut Pro, Avid or Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Experience managing major social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube
  • Passion for history or the performing arts


  • 3 years experience managing content and production for high-traffic websites; 1 or more years in a museum or other nonprofit arts organization preferred


Contact Person: Liza Lorenz
Email Address: llorenz@fords.org


Vice President of Learning [Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL]

Job Description

The Vice President of Education provides the vision, strategic direction and leadership to ensure all programs within the department carries out the Aquarium’s mission and strategic plan, are coordinated and communicated both internally and externally, and meet institutional goals and budgets.  As a member of the Aquarium’s leadership council, the Vice President of Learning contributes to organization-wide planning, goal setting and policy direction.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate commitment to Shedd’s vision, mission and values.
  • Supervise and support the managers of the department to accomplish departmental and institutional goals.Foster and support staff professional development, job satisfaction, retention and individual growth.
  • Act as a creative and entrepreneurial catalyst for the Education Department and the Aquarium, exploring and producing ideas for new education opportunities, partnerships and programs.
  • Be an effective and contributing member of the senior management team responsible for institution-wide planning, goal setting and policy direction.Participate on Aquarium-wide teams and collaborate effectively with other Aquarium departments and projects.
  • In collaboration with members of the department, develop annual budgets and ensure that income targets are met and expenses are kept within budget.Prepare periodic budget revisions and other financial reports.
  • Model effective leadership practices and institutional values, and hold direct reports responsible for doing the same.
  • In coordination with other departments, prepare and deliver written and oral grant solicitation to secure funding for educational programs.
  • Regularly assess staff performance and the department’s progress in meeting short-term and long-range objectives.
  • Represent the Aquarium and its education commitment on a local, state and national level.Cultivate and maintain relationships with the educational community, governmental, conservation, cultural and zoological organization.

Job Requirements


Education: Master’s degree in education, a natural science or conservation field preferred.

Experience: Seven to ten years of experience in a senior management position at an institution (preferably a not-for-profit), in the education, communications or conservation field.  Experience in a museum or non-profit strategic planning and management.

Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  Ability to motivate and inspire interdisciplinary teams to accomplish highly creative work.  Strong personal commitment to the Aquarium’s mission and to serving the public.


Contact Person: Megan Rachal
Apply URL: http://sheddaquarium.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a…