The Education Programs Coordinator works as a member of the Exhibitions and Education team in support of all aspects of public programming. This role works with the Curator of Education to develop, implement, and evaluate programs for adults, teens, and families through object-based learning, hands-on art-making and facilitating artist and community programs. The Education Programs Coordinator plays a central role within the Exhibitions & Educations staff and works collaboratively to articulate a comprehensive vision of the institution’s education programs in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition calendar.
Assist the Curator of Education in the development, coordination, and implementation of a range of public programming including for adults, teens, and families including, but not limited to Family Fest, Family Workshops, Military -Family Day, Teen Open Studio, Teen Takeover, Artist Talks, Panel Discussions, Gallery Programs, etc.
Serve as lead educator on a variety of public programs.
Assess program needs including coordinating facility use, staffing, resources, supplies, and registration for programs.
Prepare, maintain, and organize programming supplies and materials.
Collaborate with Education staff to design and install ARTlab, MOCA Interactive Gallery.
Provide written program content as needed for marketing and collateral materials.
Assist in the creation of education budget, manage relevant program expenditures.
Consistently monitor/evaluate programs for effectiveness and improvement.
Work with the Exhibitions and Education team to initiate new or expanded educational programs directed at broadening the Museum’s audiences and reputation.
Advance and maintain cultural, educational, and artistic partnerships and collaboration within the local community.
Maintain working knowledge and development of AAM best practices and programming in conjunction with exhibition and education activity.
Present at local, regional and national conferences as related to MOCA’s educational programs initiatives.
Other projects may be assigned, as needed.
Minimum of 3 years of related museum experience mandatory.
Must possess an understanding of formal and informal learning practices, preferably within the context of contemporary art.
Strong knowledge of current museum practices and demonstrated knowledge and interest in contemporary art.
Experience developing and implementing engaging public programs for a variety of audiences.
Must be a creative and critical thinker who is committed to creating inclusive learning environments.
Inventive and resourceful team-player who is eager to contribute and share innovate approaches.
Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to provide direction to staff, volunteers, and interns.
Excellent communication skills. Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with a range of audiences and stakeholders.
Experience building and maintaining relationships with community partners.
Ability to assess priorities, manages multiple projects simultaneously, and works well under pressure, excellent time management, problem solving and analytic skills.
Ability to resolve conflicts in a constructive and professional manner.
Knowledge of modern computer programs (including Microsoft Suite).
Must have a valid Virginia Driver’s License and maintain a good driving record.
Background check is required