Education Programs Manager

Westmoreland Museum of American Art

http://www.thewestmoreland.org

Website Westmoreland Museum of American Art

At the Westmoreland Museum of American Art (“The Westmoreland”), we imagine a world in which everyone feels valued and represented. Our mission is to offer a place to share compelling and meaningful cultural experiences that open the door to new ideas, perspectives and possibilities.

The Westmoreland is a world-class American art museum with a strong collection of over 3,000 works across four centuries. We are located just 35 miles east of Pittsburgh in the heart of historic Greensburg, Pennsylvania and within the Laurel Highlands region.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art seeks a Full-Time Education Programs Manager to oversee all aspects of educational experiences for pre-K, K-12, higher education, and lifelong learners. This position reports to and works closely with the Director of Learning, Engagement and Partnerships (DOLEAP), along with the Studio Programs Coordinator, to develop and implement curriculum-based experiences (in-person, virtual and hybrid) for students and actively cultivates relationships with educators, schools, districts, and administrators to create standards-based curriculum in collaboration with them.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for all administrative aspects of tour programs including scheduling reservations, transportation reimbursement, and tracking of all data relevant to grant compliance. Tours include those for pre-K, K-12, higher education and lifelong learners.
  • In partnership with the DOLEAP, review current Museum tour programs, developing ideas and content to enhance current tours and create new tours, pairing an art activity studio component for tour programs when applicable.
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate training of contracted educators and volunteer docents for all education experiences.
  • Develop and manage Teacher Advisory Council to develop curriculum content for education experiences.
  • Work with DOLEAP to provide special programs to educators, including opportunities for Act 48 professional development and special events/evenings and workshops just for teachers.
  • Create and manage content for the Learning Management System (LMS), conduct tests and surveys with educators, work with DOLEAP and Marketing and PR team to promote to educators and other museums.
  • Recruit college students to serve as college ambassadors to advise the Museum on informal programming.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Art Education, Art History, Museum Studies or related degree. Bachelor’s degree will be accepted with additional progressive experience in a Museum.
  • 5+ years of prior experience with educational programming and curriculum methodologies; knowledge of current gallery methodologies.
  • Creative approach to teaching.
  • High computer literacy, experience with Learning Management Systems and video/audio editing preferred.
  • Knowledge of state and national educational standards.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification FBI fingerprint, PA Child Abuse
    (Act 33) and PA Criminal (Act 34) Clearances.

The Museum is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@thewestmoreland.org