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Manager, Education Programs


Please Touch Museum seeks a Manager, Education Programs who will develop, plan, implement, lead, and evaluate age-appropriate, high-quality programs and develop resources that engage children and families and make the museum personally relevant and
engaging to all audiences. S/he will work closely with the Director of
Education to execute the strategic vision for the department, and will oversee
and provide ongoing training for full- and/or part-time staff who assist in
program implementation. S/he will work with staff across Museum departments as
well as the broader museum and education communities to grow audiences for
programs through outreach to family, community, and school networks and align
programs with best practices in the field. The Manager will also develop and
support programs and resources for multigenerational audiences, people with
disabilities, and professional development programs for teachers, early
childhood professionals, and parents.

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Name Description
Deadline 02/23/2017
Date Listed: 01/23/2017
Organization Please Touch Museum
Web Address www.pleasetouchmuseum
Address 4231 Avenue of the Republic
City Philadelphia
State/Prov Pennsylvania
Country United States
Postal Code 19131
Job Status Full-Time
Exemption Status Exempt
Qualifications Minimum Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in in Education, Museum Education, Museum Studies, or related discipline. M.A., M.S., or M.Ed. preferred; extensive knowledge of best practices in museum teaching and learning theory for young children is required; demonstrates an understanding of the role of museum education in lifelong learning, 21st century skill-building, and learning through play; at least 3 years’ experience managing professional staff; excellent written and verbal skills; experience writing curriculum, educational didactics in museums, and promotional copy; experience in informal learning settings, particularly with multigenerational audiences; experience developing and leading programs for children in a museum setting required; understanding of national and local curriculum and standards; strong project management skills required in order to oversee day to day departmental operations, as well as long-term planning; working knowledge of programming for visitors with disabilities strongly preferred; proven track record of proactively working to make institutions accessible and welcoming to a diverse group of visitors; a proven track record for developing the highest quality museum programs for multigenerational audiences, with a special interest in early learning; excellent communication for program facilitation, internal and external meetings. Bilingual skills a plus; ability to maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to developing and presenting education programs; ability to manage a large diverse workforce focused on museum education and multigenerational learning; and ability to maintain a creative, cooperative approach, constructive approach to job performance
Job Responsibilities Other responsibilities include but not limited to: Develops ongoing programming for multigenerational audiences; leads a team of educators who implement programming on and offsite; manages projects from the point of conception, through prototyping to training and implementation; cultivates strong relationships, both internally and externally; actively engages with the museum education community locally and nationally in order to maintain knowledge of best practices in the field; leads programming and outreach efforts to provide innovative participatory learning opportunities for diverse audience; creates a working schedule for direct reports with an eye to optimal visitor experience; recruits, trains, and manages program staff, including labs, discussion-based training sessions; oversees day-to-day programs while engaged in long-term planning related to traveling and permanent exhibitions; regularly leads programs for children of all ages, families, visitors with disabilities, and adults; develops educational print and web content; leads the development of education programs and resources at the Museum; creates a cohesive, relevant, engaging, and varied calendar of programs each season; collaborates with staff across the Museum to communicate in written documents, education programs/resources; develops new program ideas, content and curricula designed to further PTM’s mission and goals; evaluate ongoing programs and adjusts content, timing, and other factors in response to visitor needs and interests; actively monitors budget, maintains statistics, and creates reports as needed; contributes to written didactics for exhibit content and other duties as assigned.
Application Instructions Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment, a comprehensive benefit package, and competitive salary. To apply for this opportunity, please mail your cover letter including your accomplishments, resume and salary requirements to: Sr. Director of Human Resources, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to: (215)-581-3182; Email: Office phone: 215-581-3189 EOE

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