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Curator of Education – Youth, Adult, and Digital Programs

>Curator of Education-Youth, Adult and Digital Programs
>
>The Henry Ford seeks a Curator of Education who will collaborate
>with internal and external partners to advance and realize the
>institution’s educational mission and vision. Responsible for
>onsite, offsite and online program and products for youth audiences
>such as scouts, summer campers, after-school groups and clubs, home
>schools as well as youth service-providers and other adult groups
>(such as colleges/universities, business, special interest groups
>etc.). The curator participates in the development of innovative and
>content-rich onsite, offsite and online education programs and
>products for all venues of The Henry Ford, primarily for the
>non-K-12 sector of youth and adult audiences.
>
>Working within the institutional framework of strategic priorities,
>coordinates various aspects of youth and adult programs including
>thorough needs-assessment, benchmarking research, program concept
>and business plan development, prototyping, event management,
>actual  implementation,  budgeting and budget management, training,
>material development, evaluation of product use and reporting.
>Manages all other aspects of the youth and adult programs such as
>record keeping, resource coordination, communication and reporting.
>
>
>The Henry Ford is the history destination that brings the American
>Experience to life and is comprised of Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield
>Village, The Henry Ford IMAX Theater, Benson Ford Research Center,
>Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and Henry Ford Academy.  Welcoming nearly
>1.6 million guests annually and housing one of the largest
>collections of its kind ever assembled, The Henry Ford showcases the
>people and ideas that have fired our imaginations and changed our
>lives.  The unparalleled collection of nearly twenty-six million
>items includes tens of thousands of ordinary objects, items
>associated with illustrious Americans and inventions documenting
>technological advances.  The Henry Ford offers a rich and diverse
>offering of exhibits, demonstrations, programs and reenactments.
>
>Position requires a 4-year degree in Museum Education, Museum
>Studies, History, Non-Profit Management, Business Management, or
>related field,  Masters desired; Minimum 4-5 years of experience in
>a leadership or managerial capacity working specifically with public
>programs in medium to large sized museum or cultural organization;
>proven knowledge and skills in developing and implementing
>educational experiences, and building relationships specifically
>with youth, community, adult and general audiences.   Must have
>knowledge of audience needs, current engagement theories and best
>practices and demonstrable experience developing or assisting with
>conceptualization of online programs or tools.
>
>Please submit resume with cover letter to:
>Office of Workforce Development, The Henry Ford
>20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI  48124.
>Fax:  (313)
>982-6226  <mailto:employment@thehenryford.org>employment@thehenryford.org
>
>The complete Job Description is available at:
><http://www.thehenryford.org/about/jobposting.aspx>

Curator of Education [The Henry Ford]

The Henry Ford has a full time opportunity for a Curator of Education.  This position collaborates with internal and external partners to advance and realize the institution’s educational mission and vision.

Leads and/or participates in the development of innovative and content-rich onsite, offsite, and online education programs and products for all venues of The Henry Ford, catering primarily to the non-K-12 sector of youth and adult audiences.

Coordinates all aspects of youth and adult program and product development including thorough needs-assessment, benchmarking research, program concept and business plan development, prototyping, event management, actual implementation,  budgeting and budget management, training, material development, and evaluation of product use and reporting. Manages all other aspects of the youth and adult programs such as record keeping, resource coordination, communication, and reporting.

Familiarizes him/herself with youth and adult audience program needs and criteria such as Scout badge requirements, 21st century skills alignment, summer camp formats and structures, afterschool program best practices, adult program training and delivery mechanisms etc.

Keeps current on and shares research, case study of best practices, trends on youth and adult programs across the museum field.

Practices collaborative spirit in program conceptualization and implementation working with The Henry Ford education staff, venue program staff, and other departmental staff such as Marketing and Sales, Creative Services, ITS, Historical Resources, IMAX and exhibit staff, partners and vendors.

Participates on the exhibit development team (permanent and flex gallery exhibits) and contributes toward exhibit interpretation and presentation as the voice for visitors.

Must have 4-5 years’ experience in a leadership or managerial capacity working with youth and adult public programs in a community or cultural organization.  Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Science, Education, Technology, or Museum Studies, with a Master’s Degree desired. Requires proven knowledge and skill in developing educational experiences and building relationships with the non-K12 audience as well as adult and general visitor audiences; knowledge of audience needs, current engagement theories and best practices; and proven management abilities.

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