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Associate Director of Education for K-12 and Family Programs

Bowers Museum

  • CATEGORY Education/Program
  • LOCATION Santa Ana, CA
  • DATE JANUARY 04, 2018
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION Competitive
  • POSITION LEVEL Senior (5+ yrs exp)
An exciting opportunity for the right, motivated Museum Educator to stretch their wings and help refine and enrich K-12 Education & Family Programs at the Bowers Museum and Bowers Kidseum!

Associate Director of Education for K-12 and Family Programs:

Job Summary:
The Associate Director of Education for K-12 and Family Programs plays a vital role in the museum's Education Department assisting in the development, implementation, and assessment of year-round programs for school-age and family audiences, particularly overseeing and participating in day to day operations for Kidseum, the Bowers Museum’s satellite children’s museum.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Education, the Associate Director of Education for K-12 and Family Programs' responsibilities include daily hands-on management of Kidseum and its staff, K-12 program refinement including the Afterschool Learning Center, and the Teen Arts council.

Assist in the development of interpretive materials for school programs; participating in docent training and teacher professional development; recruiting, mentoring and supervising interns as necessary; providing up to date reports for grants with hands on involvement in grant development in partnership with the museums’ grant writing team, and keeping current with museum education best practices and theory.

The Associate Director of Education for K-12 and Family Programs works closely with the Education team, as well as with the Collections and Exhibits departments to coordinate special exhibition installations and exhibit management at Kidseum.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduate Degree preferred in Museum Education, Museum Studies, Art History, Art Education or closely related subject or equivalent combination of education and extensive experience in museum work with demonstrable interest in arts administration, Art, History, Art History, and/or Youth and Family program management.
  • 3-5 years museum experience or similar cultural organization, including management responsibilities, in developing and planning programs and supervising individuals, teams and projects. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of art history and studio art, especially cultural art, and knowledge and understanding of current practices in art education, museum work, and theories of education and learning
  • Knowledge of a wide range of artistic processes, materials, and tools
  • Strong organizational, and management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, and familiarity with online and social media
  • Excellent verbal, writing and public speaking skills for diverse audiences, including students, educators, and community leaders
  • Knowledge of the needs of art teachers and other educators, including K-12 educators Common Core State Standards, and California State VAPA standards
  • Knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategies teaching methods and Play-based early childhood models of instruction (i.e. Montessori, Reggio Emelia, Waldorf, etc.
  • Experience in using new technologies to deliver educational content
  • Demonstrated history of developing and implementing art-making assignments for various groups

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in marketing, including social media, print media, email newsletters, and other digital content
  • Classroom teaching experience with single or multi-subject credentials

To apply, send your resume to HumanResources@Bowers.org; no phone calls please.

 

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