Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the VP of Education and Programs will serve in a senior management role and is responsible for executing school and public programs that meet the Museum’s mission to educate, motivate and inspire all ages in North Texas by presenting aviation and space flight history and innovation through our comprehensive exhibits, collections and programming and advancing the interest of youth in science, technology, engineering and math. This position will ensure that the Museum’s programs and projects will meet or exceed the Museum’s strategic plan and goals.
Major activities, typical duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Supervise and direct the Manager of School Programs and the Manager of Public Programs (with a budget of more than $500k) and creates an education and evaluation plan that is geared towards different types of learners and learning experiences.
- Oversee the development and coordination of all in-house and outreach educational programming. Serves as a member of the program planning team to develop and coordinate programming related to exhibitions.
- Oversee public programs development for adult and family audiences in collaboration with senior management team.
- Deepen participation of visitors by producing dynamic public programs related to the Museum’s mission.
- Works with community groups to provide educational experiences in partnership with other arts, cultural, educational, and civic organizations at the Museum or off-site.
- Oversee the management of the education volunteers to ensure that all volunteers are trained, motivated, and appreciated for the meaningful work they provide the education program.
- Oversee the management of school and teacher programs to ensure that the museum provides curriculum- and standards-based, child-centered STEM education for pre-K-12 school groups and to strive to be a regional leader in the provision of quality professional development opportunities for educators.
- In collaboration with the VP of Collections & Exhibits, manage the planning and development of interpretative materials, thematic tours, public programs, teacher workshops, symposiums, and other educational services to help adult and youth audiences better understand the history of aviation and space flight.
- Assist in the research and development of grants for Museum’s programs. Assist with other fundraising activities and events as needed.
- Create and maintain assessment tools to measure educational outcomes that support the Museum’s various initiatives.
- Facilitate key collaborations and partnerships to strengthen Museum programming and community awareness.
- Ensure school and public programs meet target goals set forth in the Museum’s Strategic Plan
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff and resources; to teach, train and/or interpret information and communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences.
- Demonstrated skills in working professionally and collaboratively as a part of a team.
- Able to passionately communicate museum mission and education goals.
- Creative thinker and problem solver in forging partnerships and supportive relationships for the Museum.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively using computers and online technology.
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral to include public speaking/presentation skills.
- Familiarity with program logic models and experience creating assessment tools to determine outcomes and measures
- Knowledge of aviation a plus.
- The ideal candidate will have at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
- A Master’s Degree in a related field is a plus.
- Five years of working in museum education or related field.
- Knowledge of and experience in principles, practices, and techniques of museum education and museum management
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits include vacation and sick leave, employer subsidized health plan, dental plan and life insurance. 403(b) savings plan.
To apply submit resume and letter of introduction via email to: Anne-Marie Evans firstname.lastname@example.org