Head of School Programs and Teacher Resources

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Reporting to the Alfond Curator of Education, the Head of School Programs and Teacher Resources develops and oversees teacher and school programs in the Museum, in school classrooms, and online, including maintenance and strengthening of the MFA’s partnerships with the K-12 school community. S/he shapes the philosophy of MFA teacher and school initiatives and serves as liaison with local and regional school district administrators in order to maintain collaborative relationships with the K-12 community. Supervising four full-time staff, s/he participates in the selection and training of a corps of 100+ volunteer Gallery Instructors and the development of plans for their continuing professional development and assessment. S/he works with appropriate staff to plan and implement the activities of the MFA’s existing school partnerships, both public and private, and also to develop a range of teacher professional development programs. Qualifications: Master’s degree in art education, museum education, art history, museum studies or related field required, as well as five to seven years of museum experience, preferably in an art museum, and a demonstrated track record of managing staff and volunteers. Well versed in current developments in K-12 curriculum and pedagogy. Training in the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) methodology desirable. Excellent presentation skills and strong written and verbal communication skills required, as well as excellent interpersonal skills. Standard computer skills and familiarity with the development and use of online K-12 resources also essential. For consideration, please submit your letter of interest and résumé/CV to: resumes@mfa.org. Posted on: 12/28/2015