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Education Programs Manager

Florida Museum, Gainesville

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Museum Operations Coord II - Museum Educator

Job no: 518938
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Arts/Museum
Department:56030300 - NH-EDUCATION

Classification Title:  Museum Operations Coord II

Job Description:  Program Implementation 

  • In coordination with the education team, develops, coordinates and implements community, in person, on campus programming such as large-scale “festival” programs (e.g., our popular Can You Dig It program), smaller programs and community workshops.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements off campus programming such as Pop-ups and community “festival” outreaches.
  • In coordination with the education team, seeks and develops meaningful partnerships with organizations/stakeholders with particular emphasis on engaging underserved and/or underrepresented audiences and youth/families from diverse backgrounds.
  • In coordination with the education team, writes curriculum, prepares lesson plans and teaches children’s programming for camps and afterschool programs, ensuring excellent education opportunities and customer service for community participants and partners.
  • Develops virtual and hybrid programming to reach larger audiences with existing museum technology and equipment.
  • Stays current on informal education best practices, with an emphasis on nature and science, through professional development as well as Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility training.

Programming Assistance

  • Assists Education Programs Coordinator to reach new audiences (e.g., adult programming).
  • Assists Education Programs Coordinator in the development and implementation of Education Programs, including signature Museum events such as ButterflyFest.
  •  Assists Education Programs Coordinator in the revision of existing programming based on current information, program evaluations and strategic initiatives.
  • Seeks input and assistance with program development from Museum staff, volunteers and community stakeholders.
  • Assists Education Programs Coordinator in efforts to engage underserved and/or underrepresented audiences and youth/families from diverse backgrounds in on-site, outreach and virtual/hybrid programs.
  • Assists Volunteer Coordinator with supervision, training of teen volunteers in summer program.

Supervision and Training

  • Recruits, interviews and selects interns.
  • Serves as primary supervisor for interns, including training, day-to-day work and scheduling.
  • Assists the Volunteer and Education Programs Coordinators in the training of contract teachers and volunteers.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of evaluations for the museum’s educational programs.


  • Assists Education Programs Coordinator in developing and maintaining efficient systems for stocking and maintaining program equipment and materials.
  • Assists Education Programs Coordinator in maintaining a tracking system on program types and attendance including participant demographic information.
  • Stays current on educational and scientific information and approaches through professional development.
  • Responds to informational requests through e-mail and telephone.
  • Delivers extraordinary customer service to all Museum guests and internal staff.
  • Coordinates Education Programs activities with other Museum areas including PR/Marketing, Graphics, Visitor Services and Security.


  • Serves on museum committees as relevant.
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • Attend appropriate meetings and training courses

Expected Salary:  $35,000.00 - $40,000.00, commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:  Master’s degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/teamwork skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (emphasis on Word and Excel) Microsoft TEAMS and Zoom.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and safely lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science, Anthropology or related discipline and four years informal education experience
  • Broad knowledge of natural history topics
  • Experience with audiences from diverse backgrounds and communities that are underrepresented in museum demographics and in science careers.
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience developing and implementing museum education programs
  • Experience with web and social media platforms
  • Proficiency in language other than English is a plus

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
  • This position requires a Level 2 background check.
  • This is a time-limited position.

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, CV and list of 3 references.  A writing sample may be requested during the interview process.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:     No

Advertised: 10 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 09 Dec 2021 Eastern Standard Time


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