The Learning & Development Manager is a Full-Time position working with the Director of Learning & Public Engagement. This position is a key member of the education department, and focuses on training, supervising, evaluating, and mentoring a team of part-time Arts Educators (AEs) and interns. The Learning & Development Manager develops and implements an ongoing professional development schedule to provide AEs with skill-sharing opportunities and peer-to-peer learning that will result in an organic mentor/mentee ecosystem. In addition, this position conceptualizes and designs content and teaching strategies for tours, workshops, community & school outreach, as well as The Factory, the museum’s drop-in artmaking program and learning lab.
Identifies gaps in knowledge amongst AEs (e.g. curriculum development and artistic practice), and provides trainings that support multiple learning styles, diverse life experiences, and address critical issues and questions through museum-based learning.
Collaborates with the AEs to develop social-justice-rooted, culturally responsive, social and emotional learning teaching skills, while honing form and technique.
Assists in planning, development and implementation of education programs and learning resources to engage diverse audiences around the museum’s collections, exhibitions, artmaking, and themes.
Oversees and manages The Factory, by ordering supplies, maintaining the studio in a clean and organized fashion, rotating hands-on activities, engaging directly with visitors, and supervising staff and trainees in the space.
Manages and aligns program schedules, staffing, and space resources for education programming both on-site and off-site.
Reports on grants and quarterly numbers, and other administrative duties for the department.
Attends and helps develop monthly departmental meetings, training sessions, and participates in task forces within the museum (e.g Inclusion Working Group) and with other components of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Keeps up to date with and advocates for expanded discourse and social justice centered best practices in art education in the museum field and performs education programs when required.
Maintains and upholds the Education Department’s standards of Excellence and Equity in order to represent the Department and The Andy Warhol Museum in a professional manner within the Museum, the Institute, to our diverse audiences and communities and to the education field.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Undergraduate degree in fine arts, media, art history, education, museum studies, community engagement or related field required.
Advanced degree preferred.
3-5 years of program development and teaching experience necessary either in school, museum, studio and/or community settings.
Must have demonstrated success training and supervising staff, managing a classroom/studio space, and maintaining budgets.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse audiences and colleagues.
A love for learning and art and a concern for how both can enhance quality of life. Flexibility and strong creative and collaborative skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Willingness to work in an open and team-based environment.
An appreciation of Andy Warhol and a broad knowledge of contemporary art and/or relevant cultural and social issues preferred.
Position requires interacting with and guiding large groups of people and facilitating studio programs.
Position requires independent travel to sites throughout the Pittsburgh region and transport of program supplies.
Please submit all application materials through Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s Careers Site : https://carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities/search-careers/