The California Museum seeks an enthusiastic Education Manager to be responsible for the day-to-day operations and implementation of innovative, high-quality public, school, community, and outreach programs. The Manager supervises education staff and the volunteer corps. As a member of the Education team, the Manager participates in establishing department policies, practices, and direction. In collaboration with the Education Director, the Manager supports the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of education staff and volunteers. As assigned, the Manager develops and monitors program budgets; participates in department strategic planning; works cooperatively with other Museum staff to promote and publicize education programs; and contributes to the documentation and reporting of programs.
- Develops, evaluates and coordinates in-house education programs and outreach educational activities. Serves as a member of the program planning team to develop and coordinate programming related to exhibitions.
- Assists in the creation of research-based education and evaluation plans that serve the needs of the diverse communities of Northern California.
- Provides direction, supervision and performance appraisals to staff and volunteers.
- Responsible for public programs development for adult and family audiences in collaboration with Education Director.
- Works with the Education Director to support California Museum initiatives and goals through the development and management of effective work-plans for staff to achieve stated goals.
- Delivers school programs and trains staff and volunteers to deliver school and public programs
- Works with community groups to provide educational experiences in partnership with other arts, cultural, educational, and civic organizations at the museum or off-site.
- Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with colleges, universities, school districts, government agencies, community groups, and resource specialists and donors to inform and support the California Museum.
- Works with the Volunteer Coordinator to oversee the management of the volunteer program to ensure that all volunteers are trained, motivated, and appreciated for the meaningful work they provide.
- Oversees the management of school and teacher programs to ensure that the museum provides standards- and research-based education programs to K-12 school groups and to strive to be a regional leader in the provision of quality professional learning opportunities for educators.
- In collaboration with the Education Director, manages the planning and development of interpretive materials, thematic tours, public programs, teacher workshops, symposia, and other educational services for adult and youth audiences
- Assists in the research and development of grants for the education department. Assists with other fundraising activities and events as needed.
- Works with the Executive Director, Board members and other staff to provide support for the California Museum-wide projects and initiatives.
- Performs other duties as required.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
- Excellent leadership, supervisory, planning, and organizational skills are a must.
- Effective communication, presentation, and problem-solving skills.
- Strong written and oral skills, flexibility, and sense of humor.
- Team building skills with a collaborative management style.
- Creative, conceptual, and analytical thinker.
- Ability to forge and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of representatives of public and private organizations, trustees, volunteers, vendors, museum staff, and the public.
Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree in related field is desired.
Three years of working in museum education, exhibit development, or related field.
Knowledge of and experience in principles, practices, and techniques of management and museum education.
Experience in managing people.
Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written.
Knowledge of California history and culture a plus.
Full time, reports to Education Director. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include vacation and sick leave, employer-subsidized health plan, dental. 401(k) savings plan available.
Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
About California Museum:
A self-supporting 501(c)3 non-profit, the California Museum — home of the California Hall of Fame — engages, educates and enlightens people rich history, its diversity, and its unique influence on the world of ideas, innovation, art and culture. Through interactive and innovative experiences, the Museum inspires men, women and children to pursue the California dream and to make their own mark on history.