Job Title: Director of Education
Reports To: Deputy Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full Time
Imagine Museum’s mission is to elevate contemporary American studio glass through research, education and exhibitions. This new museum’s core collection consists of 500 pieces of American studio glass representing over 55 recognized artists who have created significant works of fine art in this medium since the early 1960’s. The purpose of the museum and the collection is to inspire, uplift and educate viewers of all ages and contribute to the momentum of creativity and imagination paramount to the human spirit. Imagine Museum is located in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Director of Education is responsible for providing creative and strategic leadership to oversee all aspects of the education program at the Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. This position will be responsible for creating an Education Division for this new Museum and will oversee faculty and staff hiring as the program grows and becomes economically viable.
RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):
- Leads the Education Department in the development, implementation and evaluation of dynamic museum education programs for diverse audiences that fit within and promote the organization’s mission and vision.
- Hires, trains and supervises museum education staff and instructors including docents and interns.
- Develops and oversees the departmental budget and monitors expenses.
- Works closely with museum staff on the development of exhibition-related educators’ guides and volunteer training.
- Works with the marketing department on program publicity, the development of all printed and online education materials, including brochures, guides, worksheets, and flyers.
- Coordinates the training, supervision and retention of Education volunteers and docents.
- Oversees the collection of program statistics for all education-related activities and reports them as required.
- Plays a key role in development and fundraising for educational programs, including drafting narratives and program budgets for grant proposals.
- Provides funders of education programs with reports and feedback as required.
- Builds and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with other cultural and community organizations, as well as the local education community.
- Expands the reach of the Imagine Museum by cultivating strategic partnerships with the educational, nonprofit community.
- Collaborates on programming that relates to the Imagine Museum’s mission, vision, goals and budget.
- Attends neighborhood educational meetings, develops, and maintains connections to other museum educators in the St. Petersburg area.
- Speaks at conferences and teacher workshops about educational opportunities, resources, and exhibitions at Imagine Museum.
- Represents Imagine Museum to the public, members, and other stakeholders at community events, exhibition openings and other events.
- Develops and implements program evaluation tools to measure and interpret outcomes, program goals and objectives.
- Attends staff meetings and other internal and external meetings as assigned.
- B.A. in Arts Education, Museum Studies, Art History, Studio Art or related field preferred.
- Minimum five years’ experience managing, designing and implementing creative educational programming, preferably in a museum or nonprofit educational setting.
- Proven experience in supervisory, budget and project management.
- Knowledge of contemporary educational methods and philosophies, especially for informal learning environments.
- Strong management skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to see the larger organizational picture.
- Strong knowledge and/or interest in the visual and performing Arts, Art History and other Humanities disciplines associated with Creativity and Innovation.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to multi-task and remain flexible to accommodate Imagine Museum’s needs.
COMPENSATION: Standard non-profit salary and benefits.
DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed as received.
TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com.
Job Type: Full-time