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Associate Director of Education for K-12 and Family Programs

Bowers Museum

  • CATEGORY Education/Program
  • LOCATION Santa Ana, CA
  • DATE MARCH 18, 2019
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION not stated
  • POSITION LEVEL Mid (2-5 yrs exp)
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 educational extension space. 

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 and in particular, the After School Learning Center. This role is expected to assist in the development of interpretive materials for school programs, participate in docent training and teacher professional development, recruit, mentor and supervise interns as necessary, provide up to date reports for grants with hands on involvement in grant development in partnership with the museums’ grant writing team, and keep current with museum education best practices and theory.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree, 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
  • Experience in using new technologies to deliver educational content
  • Demonstrated history of developing and implementing art-making assignments for various groups

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate Degree Preferred
  • 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 a cover letter and resume with the subject "Associate Director of Education" to HumanResources@Bowers.org; no phone calls please.


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