To create and deliver high-quality educational initiatives that make the Museum’s collection and exhibitions meaningful for both museum visitors and the community.
Responsible for the development, coordination, and evaluation of all in-house learning programs and outreach educational activities, including the Library and the Wonder Studio, Develops, directs and manages the education department to create an educational plan that is geared towards different types of learners and learning experiences.
Works to establish and maintain the Museum as a center for lifelong learning—a community gathering place.
Develops and maintains intergenerational programs that offer sufficient variety to engage all members at an appropriate level.
Serves as a public face for the Museum with community leaders, arts and educational partners, donors and other museum professionals.
Oversees the development of digital interactive programs suitable for the Wonder Studio.
Provides leadership for the Museum’s effort to create and implement educational partnerships with other arts, cultural, educational, and civic organizations at the museum or off-site.
Oversees and promotes community outreach initiatives.
Manages all Education and Library employees (approximately 7 employees), and the Museum’s docents (approximately 80 volunteers).
Works with curatorial colleagues to ensure that gallery interpretation serves the needs of the Museum’s broad base of visitors.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
M.A. in Art History, Art Education, or Museum Education preferred.
Experience leading a museum’s education department.
Experience managing a diverse workforce.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to engage and create rapport with a diverse audience.
Dedicated to sharing knowledge and techniques for art appreciation and interpretation with visitors and volunteers.