The Museum is seeking a dynamic, creative, organized and energetic individual who is passionate about science education in our region and beyond.
A professional level staff member responsible to the Director of Education to develop, coordinate and execute programs for youth, families, and adults related to the Museum’s goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop, manage, deliver and evaluate non-school educational programs for Cleveland area youth, families and adults.
- Supervision of the following public programs and associated staff: youth, family, adult, summer camps, outdoor education, and other Museum-wide educational events.
- Manage operating budgets and develop funding proposals for above public programs.
- Organize and run the Museum’s annual high profile Explorer Series lectures.
- Serve as part of management team to set direction for the Education Division with the Director of Education, Manager of School & Teacher Programs and Planetarium Manager.
- Work with Museum curators and area institutions in University Circle and beyond to develop collaborative public programs.
- Collaborate with Marketing and Communications team to ensure all public programs are effectively marketed and advertised.
- Keep abreast of scientific knowledge and Museum research.
- Effectively coordinate and track multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize and work well under pressure with a high degree of accuracy to meet stringent and overlapping deadlines.
- Communicate and work with a diverse audience in a pleasant, tactful and enthusiastic manner.
- Maintain professional conduct with Museum staff and the public at all times.
- Perform all duties according to established Museum operating, safety and environmental quality policies.
- Perform other duties as assigned by Manager or Management.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- Master’s degree in education or natural history related field.
- 3-5 years experience managing and supervising staff.
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience teaching and planning programs in a museum or other informal education setting.
- Excellent educational program development skills.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with Museum staff, students, parents and public groups in a professional, pleasant, tactful, and enthusiastic manner.
- Willingness to include evenings and weekends in a normal work schedule.
- Must have excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
- Must be able to rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities.
- Must be able to work independently as well as with teams.
- Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106