Manager of School Programs, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

The Walters Art Museum is committed to serving over 30,000 prek-12 students and teachers per year through our guided and self-guided tours, hands-on studio classes, teacher professional development, homeschool workshops and student art shows. The Manager of School Programs is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating educational programs and interpretive content for school audiences.

She/he will work collaboratively with colleagues across multiple museum departments and divisions. Reporting to the Director of Education and Public Programs, the Manager of School Programs plays a central role in the team-based work of the Education Department and in the larger Art and Program Division to lead and oversee educational programming for our preK-12 audiences.

  1. Develops implements and evaluates programs for the preK-12 audience that align with Walters’s strategic plan.
    • Writes and/or edits tours, pre-visit and studio lessons.
    • Oversees all special programs and projects related to school programs (i.e. preK-12 tours, homeschool programs, pre-visit program, distant outreach, student art shows, studio classes, teacher workshops and in-services.
    • Develops programs and resources, both real and virtual that represent current trends in educational pedagogy.
    • Evaluates both quantitative and qualitative data for all programs related to schools in order to ensure quality programs for the preK-12 community. Applies findings to practice.
  2. Supervises School Programs Department
    • Mentors two Education Coordinators in order to provide leadership and direction for the team.
    • Develops and oversees the yearly budget for school programs
  3. Develops and sustains collaborations and relationships with the preK-12 community
    • Fosters engagement with new, underrepresented audiences as well as established audiences
    • Presents current programming to the preK-12 community to create awareness of and encourage use of the museum as a resource for learning
    • Leads the Teacher Advisory Committee in order to ensure the relevance of Walters programming with current classroom practice.
    • Leads teacher professional development programs for the museum to both practicing and pre-service teachers.
  4. Collaborates both inter- and intra-departmentally in the creation of programs that impact the school community.
    • Work with the Manager of Gallery Learning to assist in the development of docent enrichment sessions. Leads sessions when related to school curricula and educational pedagogy.
    • Serves as education representative on exhibition and reinstallation team
    • Collaborates with the Advancement Division and Director of Education to edit and contribute to grants that focus on preK-12 audiences.
    • Working with the other Managers in the Department to develop programs that overlap in audiences and encourage repeat visitation.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, Art History, Education, Museum Education
  • Three years related Experience in Studio Art, Museum Education, Gallery or Classroom teaching. Experience on collaborative work teams and event planning or coordination preferred. Demonstrated supervisory experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Developmental Stages pre K-12; arts integration; local and national art education standards; application of learning theories to art museum education; educational pedagogy.
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills; Strong Customer Service and Time Management Skills; Flexibility; Organizational, written and verbal and computer skills; Microsoft Office, and web based content management systems.
  • Ability to work with children and adults effectively; Ability to tour groups in the museum galleries, including ability to communicate to museum visitors verbally and stand for long periods of time; Interact effectively and collaborate with diverse museum audiences and personnel teams; Ability to think creatively to inform and inspire museum audiences; Positive and pleasant customer service ability.
  • Knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategies and Common Core Standards a plus. 

Must provide own transportation as travel is required; must be able to lift and move boxes, supplies, and equipment up to 40lbs. Some evenings and weekends as needed for special occasions/events is required.

The Walters Art Museum provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, subsidized transportation and parking, museum membership, short-term disability, FSA (flexible spending account), 457b retirement, and free professional financial management counseling.

Salary is commensurate with experience. For consideration, send your resume and cover letter to

The Walters Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer. Our policy prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital status, mental or physical disabilities, or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy applies to all employment actions and complies with all provisions of federal, state, and local laws enforcing nondiscrimination in employment practices. Volunteering opportunities and employment at the Walters is contingent on a favorable investigative background check. The museum is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. The Walters Art Museum is an at-will employer.

The Walters Art Museum is a smoke and drug free workplace.