Tower Hill Botanic Garden, New England’s year-round botanic garden, seeks an energetic and creative Manager of Adult Education interested in evolving existing programs and developing new programs to meet the needs of our visitors, members and the communities we serve. Reporting to the Director of Audience Engagement, this position is responsible for developing, executing and evaluating a diverse year-round menu of activities ranging from classes, trips, tours and lectures to hands-on demonstrations that engage new and existing audiences. This position will oversee all aspects of on-site and off-site education programs for adults, including special needs populations. The Manager of Adult Education will insure that events are planned and executed in a manner that reflects the highest standards. In addition to successful program planning and execution, duties will also include writing and managing grants of varying sizes from public and private institutions and supporting operating and capital fundraising efforts. Develops and teaches classes in area of specialty as needed. Other duties as assigned. Recruits, supervises and regularly evaluates all contracted course instructors. Working with the Director of Audience Engagement and Program Committee, this position will develop a long-range vision and comprehensive education plan.
Qualifications: ability to work in a fast-based environment, expertise in planning, designing, marketing and evaluating innovative education programs; experience building successful collaborations with other organizations and institutions; significant experience in management and supervision of program and related staff and volunteers; commitment to excellence; extensive grant writing and project and budget management experience; MA or MS degree in education, horticulture, interpretation, or 5+ years in a senior position in a museum education department or related field required. Must be able to create and adhere to project budgets and deadlines. The position is full time/exempt and requires regular evening and weekend work.
May 10, 2015
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