Posted: May 10, 2011. Open Until Filled

Title:                 Education Director
Reports to:        Executive Director
Status:              Full-time, Sunday -Thursday

The Museum at Eldridge Street presents the culture, history and traditions of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side, drawing parallels with the diverse cultural communities that have settled in America. The Museum is located within the Eldridge Street
Synagogue, which opened its doors in 1887. Nearly lost to time, harsh weather, and limited use, this National Historic Landmark has been faithfully restored to its original, evocative grandeur. Tours, exhibits, and public and educational programs tell the story of the generations that carried religious traditions to a new country, and celebrate America¹s broad cultural traditions. Visit to learn more.

Overall Responsibilities:
The Education Director conceives, manages, evaluates, and helps to promote and raise funds for K-12 educational and family programs for the Museum at Eldridge Street.

Specific Responsibilities:
€           Develop, implement, and oversee K-12 educational and family programs focused on Jewish culture, Lower East Side immigrant history and architecture/historic preservation
€           Develop age-specific curricular materials to support classroom learning
€           Design and lead professional development programs for teachers
€           Participate in the marketing of school programs including the cultivation of relationships with schools and individual teachers, growing the educator contact list and preparing web and other printed materials
€           Serve as the Museum at Eldridge Street¹s liaison to NYC Department of Education, independent and parochial schools, Cool Culture, and other educational organizations
€           Develop and oversee the Museum¹s access initiatives for visitors with special needs
€           Design, distribute, and assess program evaluations for both educational and family program offerings
€           Assist Director of Institutional Advancement in the creation of grants and funding reports specifically to support educational and family programming
€           Schedule and lead tours and educational programs for individuals, schools, and family visitors
€           Manage recruitment, training and evaluation of docents and per diem educators for school and family programs
€           Collaborate with the Director of Visitor Services on docent professional development, evaluation, and enrichment.
€           Collaborate with Director of Cultural Programs on planning, implementation and evaluation of Tu B¹Shvat Winter Garden Festival for Families
€           Collaborate with Director of Cultural Programs on the implementation of the annual ³Egg Rolls & Egg Creams² Festival
€           Prepare and oversee education department and specific education and family program budgets
€           Participate in the Museum¹s institutional long-range strategic and organizational planning

Desired Qualifications:
Three-to-five years experience as an educator or museum educator. Masters in Museum Studies or Education preferred but not required. Experience working with people of all ages. Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint & other Windows software required.  The candidate should be an excellent communicator, excellent writer, mature, highly organized, responsible, flexible and extremely personable.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume to the attention: Executive Director at bdimun[at]eldridgestreet[dot]org.
No phone calls, please. The Museum at Eldridge Street is an equal opportunity employer.