Education Specialist (Professional Development and Web Technology),
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

*Position: Education Specialist (Professional Development and Web

This position is located at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
(CHNDM). The employee serves as the program manager for professional
development and web technology, including large-scale events, hands-on
workshops and conferences. Travel across the United States is required. A
driver’s license is highly desirable since travel will be required to
remote areas of the country where there is no public transportation.


* Develops, plans and manages the Smithsonian Design Institute and A City
of Neighborhoods professional development programs and teacher curricula
for K-12 educators nationwide on the innovative pedagogy of Design Thinking
with an emphasis on web technology.

* Conducts oral presentations to all levels of educators and administrators
and to senior management regarding initiatives and programmatic information
relating to Professional Development Programs and Web Technology.
* Manages all budgets for all professional development related projects and
determines the financial viability of programs.
* Serves as the technology advisor for the Arts Achieve United States
Department of Education Investing in Innovations (i3) grant, which looks to
innovate student assessment in the arts utilizing web technology in New
York City Public Schools. Promotes innovations in student and teacher
access to content and assessment feedback through the use of web technology.
Qualifications Required*:

* Experience serving as a professional development specialist for K-12
educators on art or design education;
* Experience making oral presentations relating to art or design education
to large scales audiences
* Direct experience working on educational initiatives regarding web
development and e-learning or technology training (essential).
* Knowledge in developing, coordinating and delivering professional
development program for K-12 teachers relevant to design education, design
history and design issues.
* Ability to plan and track a budget for public development programs with
an emphasis on web technology.
* Ability to represent and speak to diverse groups of educators, city
officials and designers regarding professional development programs and
initiatives with an emphasis on technology.
* Knowledge of web technology such as E-learning applications and processes
including Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual education
opportunities and digital collaboration for design and arts-based education.

*SALARY/BENEFITS*: Competitive Salary. Federal appointment with a
comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick
leave, 10 paid holidays, health/life insurance, accident insurance, and
excellent retirement program options. Details at: Ideally
located in Carnegie Hill (Upper East Side), near public transportation and
next to Central Park. Opportunity to use 92y gym for free. May attend free
public and education programs, exhibitions and workshops at the Museum (or
offsite), and free access to select museums in New York City. Smithsonian
Institution was voted as one of the best work places to work. Family
friendly work environment. Telework during inclement weather and/or on an
ad hoc basis (with approval).


*Deadline*: Monday, March 19, 2012


Your application package should include the following documents (and other
documents listed on the full job announcement):
* Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
* Unofficial school transcripts
* Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

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