Learning Programs Developer | Providence Children’s Museum (Providence, RI)

Job Title: Learning Programs Developer
Organization: Providence Children’s Museum
Location: Providence, RI
Salary:
Start Date: Late summer/early fall
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description:
Providence Children’s Museum is Rhode Island’s only museum especially for children, parents and care providers. Its mission is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration. The Early Childhood Learning Programs Developer is responsible for the development and functioning of early childhood play and learning experiences at the Museum and in the community, ensuring content accuracy, age-appropriateness and excellence in presentation of programs. Specific expectations include:

• Supervise AmeriCorps team in developing and implementing outreach activities for Head Start classrooms
• Develop and present or supervise presentation of high quality learning activities for general public at the Museum and in the community
• Develop and lead professional development training for educators and childcare workers
• Serve as a senior member of the Education Department in developing policies, procedures, training and plans for programs, environments and the smooth operation of the visitor experience at the Museum
• Work collaboratively with visitor services, communications and exhibits staff at the Museum to coordinate schedules, manage resources, and implement strategic plan goals

Qualifications include:
• Proven track record as a dynamic educator and leader with strong interpersonal skills
• Minimum five years experience in an educational environment, at least three of those in informal learning program development
• Bachelor’s level degree in education or equivalent experience
• Excellent attention to detail while setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and flexibly solving problems in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
• Familiar with learning theory and informal education techniques for children ages 1 to 8
• Experience in training and supervising staff; experience working with community engagement and outreach
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/ASL) a plus.

Providence Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Members of racial/ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried position with health plan, vacation and personal time.

Availability: Weekdays; occasional weekends, evenings and holidays; starting in late summer/early fall.

How to Apply:
For FULL POSTING and application instructions go tohttp://www.childrenmuseum.org/employment.asp.

Executive Director | New England Air Museum (Hartford, CT)

Job Title: Executive Director
Organization: New England Air Museum
Location: Hartford, CT
Salary: commensurate with experience
Start Date:
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description:

Overview of the organization and opportunity

The Board of Directors of the New England Air Museum (NEAM) seeks a dynamic, forward-looking professional to serve as its next executive director and lead the museum into the future. With the upcoming retirement of its dedicated long-serving leader, NEAM offers prospective candidates the opportunity to lead a well-respected museum in strong financial health to its next level of success.

The Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association, established in 1959, owns and operates The New England Air Museum, a 501(c) (3) organization located in Windsor Locks, Conn. Governed by a 23-member board of directors, NEAM has a budget of $1.5 million, employs four full-time and 20 part-time employees, and is supported by more than 160 volunteers.

With a collection of more than 100 aircraft, NEAM is the largest aviation museum in the region and serves approximately 55,000 visitors each year. Its three key programs are Formal Education programs, Museum Visits and Events, and Restoration and Preservation. Additionally, NEAM holds one of the most extensive aviation archives in the Northeast.

Effectively leading NEAM’s staff and managing important relationships with its board, volunteers, members, funders, public officials and other stakeholders are clear priorities for the new executive director. The museum’s next leader will have the opportunity to build on the existing programs to ensure relevancy and value to future generations of visitors. The executive director will also be evaluated on his/her ability to serve as a motivating and effective public spokesperson for NEAM, while broadening its visibility, impact, effectiveness and financial support.

Profile of the Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate is a skilled and experienced leader with a passion for aviation history. He or she is a team player who can motivate and inspire staff, volunteers, board and stakeholders.

Required credentials:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• Minimum of five years’ experience as an executive director or senior administrator with proven record of success.

Key knowledge, skills and attributes:
• Respectful, inclusive and effective leader and developer of staff and teams
• Strategic planner; problem solver and creative risk taker
• Skilled fundraiser
• Accomplished general manager and administrator
• Financial acumen and discipline
• Passionate spokesperson and communicator
• Collaborator
• Flexible with a sense of humor
• Other desirable skills and attributes: passion for the story of aviation.

How to Apply:
Application Process

This search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant Marie Dalton-Meyer.

For the complete position profile and application guidelines please visit
http://www.tsne.org/executive-director-new-england-air-museum

Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit materials by August 29.

The New England Air Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.

Executive Director, New England Air Museum (CT)

Job Title: Executive Director
Organization: New England Air Museum
Location: Hartford, CT
Salary: commensurate with experience
Start Date:
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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Overview of the organization and opportunity

The Board of Directors of the New England Air Museum (NEAM) seeks a dynamic, forward-looking professional to serve as its next executive director and lead the museum into the future. With the upcoming retirement of its dedicated long-serving leader, NEAM offers prospective candidates the opportunity to lead a well-respected museum in strong financial health to its next level of success.

The Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association, established in 1959, owns and operates The New England Air Museum, a 501(c) (3) organization located in Windsor Locks, Conn. Governed by a 23-member board of directors, NEAM has a budget of $1.5 million, employs four full-time and 20 part-time employees, and is supported by more than 160 volunteers.

With a collection of more than 100 aircraft, NEAM is the largest aviation museum in the region and serves approximately 55,000 visitors each year. Its three key programs are Formal Education programs, Museum Visits and Events, and Restoration and Preservation. Additionally, NEAM holds one of the most extensive aviation archives in the Northeast.

Effectively leading NEAM’s staff and managing important relationships with its board, volunteers, members, funders, public officials and other stakeholders are clear priorities for the new executive director. The museum’s next leader will have the opportunity to build on the existing programs to ensure relevancy and value to future generations of visitors. The executive director will also be evaluated on his/her ability to serve as a motivating and effective public spokesperson for NEAM, while broadening its visibility, impact, effectiveness and financial support.

Profile of the Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is a skilled and experienced leader with a passion for aviation history. He or she is a team player who can motivate and inspire staff, volunteers, board and stakeholders.

Required credentials:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• Minimum of five years’ experience as an executive director or senior administrator with proven record of success.

Key knowledge, skills and attributes:
• Respectful, inclusive and effective leader and developer of staff and teams
• Strategic planner; problem solver and creative risk taker
• Skilled fundraiser
• Accomplished general manager and administrator
• Financial acumen and discipline
• Passionate spokesperson and communicator
• Collaborator
• Flexible with a sense of humor
• Other desirable skills and attributes: passion for the story of aviation.

How to Apply
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Application Process

This search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant Marie Dalton-Meyer.

For the complete position profile and application guidelines please visit

http://www.tsne.org/executive-director-new-england-air-museum

Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit materials by August 29.

The New England Air Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.

Learning Programs Developer, Providence Children’s Museum

Learning Programs Developer
Organization: Providence Children’s Museum
Location: Providence, RI
Salary:
Start Date: Late summer/early fall
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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Providence Children’s Museum is Rhode Island’s only museum especially for children, parents and care providers. Its mission is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration. The Early Childhood Learning Programs Developer is responsible for the development and functioning of early childhood play and learning experiences at the Museum and in the community, ensuring content accuracy, age-appropriateness and excellence in presentation of programs. Specific expectations include:

• Supervise AmeriCorps team in developing and implementing outreach activities for Head Start classrooms
• Develop and present or supervise presentation of high quality learning activities for general public at the Museum and in the community
• Develop and lead professional development training for educators and childcare workers
• Serve as a senior member of the Education Department in developing policies, procedures, training and plans for programs, environments and the smooth operation of the visitor experience at the Museum
• Work collaboratively with visitor services, communications and exhibits staff at the Museum to coordinate schedules, manage resources, and implement strategic plan goals

Qualifications include:
• Proven track record as a dynamic educator and leader with strong interpersonal skills
• Minimum five years experience in an educational environment, at least three of those in informal learning program development
• Bachelor’s level degree in education or equivalent experience
• Excellent attention to detail while setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and flexibly solving problems in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
• Familiar with learning theory and informal education techniques for children ages 1 to 8
• Experience in training and supervising staff; experience working with community engagement and outreach
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/ASL) a plus.

Providence Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Members of racial/ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried position with health plan, vacation and personal time.

Availability: Weekdays; occasional weekends, evenings and holidays; starting in late summer/early fall.

How to Apply
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For FULL POSTING and application instructions go to http://www.childrenmuseum.org/employment.asp.

Academic Programs Coordinator, Georgia

Academic Programs Coordinator

Purpose Statement
The Academic Programs Coordinator plans, creates and implements all programming for Pre-K through college audiences for the Columbus Museum. This position requires a strong background in curriculum based education, current educational theories and methodologies, with an emphasis in art and history education. The Columbus Museum is a mature, successful art and history museum in a growing community in West Central Georgia with many cultural amenities.

This job reports to the Curator of Education
Essential Functions

· Develop and implement school programs for Pre-K thru 12 public, private and homeschool audiences that meet curriculum standards
· Create pre and post visit materials for teachers that meet standards

· Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate the Columbus Museum docent program

· Develop and maintain relationships with local and regional teachers and administrators
· Train and supervise teaching artists for homeschool workshops and public school programs
· Schedule and supervise monthly student exhibitions in the Museum’s Pound Gallery.
· Spearheads Teacher Advisory Committee comprised of local and regional teachers and administrators to provide programs and resources essential for classroom learning.
· Attends school fairs, career days, teacher in-service days to promote programs and offerings
· Works with the Curator of Education to create opportunities for college audiences and faculty
· Researches and implements the use of latest educational technologies for programs and resources for teachers
· Maintain school program attendance numbers
· Track docent numbers and hours for monthly reporting
Other Functions
· Maintain appropriate professional contact with Museum Board members, museum volunteers, the museum membership, and museum professionals for the purpose of ensuring that the goals of the work unit can be met.
· Daily attendance and punctuality are required for the purpose of ensuring that the goals of the work can be met
· Maintain and increase knowledge and skills through attendance at meetings, conferences, training seminars and in-service training sessions for the purpose of supporting the needs of the Museum.
· Perform other related duties listed above which are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position for the purpose of ensuring the efficient, effective functioning of the work unit can be met.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: demonstrated organizational skills; good communications skills; excellent project management skills; strong interpersonal skills and writing skills.
KNOWLEDGE is required of Art History, History, Museum Education, and/or Arts Education practices involved in the operation of a museum.
ABILITY is required to: interpret and provide a wide range of programs for school audiences; multi-task; speak to the public; and follow budgets.
Responsibility
Responsibilities include: working under supervision following standardized practices and/or methods, supervising the docent volunteers, and working with other persons within the museum, large work unit, and /or across several small work units. Utilization of significant resources from other work units is routinely required to perform the job’s functions.
Working Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and or/pulling; some climbing and balancing; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking, and 20% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.
Education
Master’s degree in Art History, History or Museum Studies.
Experience
2-3 years museum education experience; volunteer or docent management is desirable. Record of teaching experience.
Equivalency
Bachelor’s degree plus comparable experiences and training
Required Testing
Certificates
None Specified ]
Master’s degree
Continuing Educ./Training
Clearances
As funding permits
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
Salary Grade
$30,000-$35,0000

Assistant Director, Simpson Center, Univ. of Washington

We are accepting applications for an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director works closely with the faculty Director and in collaboration with all members of the Simpson Center staff on the development, implementation, and assessment of academic projects, initiatives, and programs central to its mission. The Assistant Director reports to the Director.

Program Development (30%)
• Developing, administering, and assessing programs, projects, and events in the collaborative, digital, and public humanities
• Serving as the primary staff interface for selected Simpson Center programs, including our annual Katz Distinguished Lectures, the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities, annual Digital Humanities Commons Visiting Speaker, and co-sponsored events, among others
• Coordinating with Center’s Event Manager and Communications Specialist on event planning and publicity
• Providing editorial support for Center communications pieces, digital content, and reports

Faculty, Graduate Student, and Professional Staff Collaboration (30%)
• Advising faculty and doctoral students on the development of grant applications to the Simpson Center
• Developing and implementing opportunities for graduate students, including various workshops, and overseeing the Simpson Center Graduate Interest Groups
• Working with faculty in designing 1-2 credit graduate-level courses
• Projecting annual workflows, creating timelines, and assessing policies of projects funded by the Executive Board
• Guiding faculty in the planning of conferences, symposia, lectures, etc.
• Evaluating final project reports

External Affairs (15%)
• Serving as a liaison with local, regional, national, and international bodies, including the Pacific Northwest Colleges Consortium, the University of Victoria’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute, and the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
• Developing and stewarding community partnerships as relevant to the Center’s mission and initiatives
• Drafting progress and final reports for various external grants and gifts
• Assisting the Director and faculty members in grant writing to local and national foundations and federal agencies
• Meeting with candidates for UW faculty positions and prospective doctoral students

Other Administrative Responsibilities (25%)
• Serving as the interface between the Simpson Center and the Simpson Center Executive Board, the Digital Humanities Commons Advisory & Selection Committee, and the Certificate in Public Scholarship
• Representing the Center within the University in the absence of the Director
• Coordinating with the Center’s Director, Administrator, and Administrative Coordinator on the bi-annual funding round process—including development of funding guidelines, proposal review, and notifications to applicants
• Managing advancement activities, including monitoring gifts and other development activities
• Undertaking special projects and miscellaneous administrative support.

Position qualifications:
• PhD from an accredited institution in a humanities or closely related field
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong editorial skills; an interest in new media technology and the digital humanities
• Demonstrated administrative experience, including strong collaboration skills and the ability to work independently
• Excellent organizational and planning skills, including experience managing projects and providing consultation to team members and peers
• Experience with grant-writing and administration
• Knowledge of the goals of higher education, including familiarity with the needs of humanities faculty in a comprehensive research institution
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the confidence, sensitivity, and discretion to work diplomatically and effectively with a wide variety of faculty, administrators, professional and classified staff, and students at all levels of the university, as well as with distinguished visitors, community partners, and the general public; and the capacity to form and sustain purposeful relationships and networks
• Resourcefulness and problem-solving skills
• Commitment to the public importance of the humanities
• Ability to work on evenings and weekends when needed

Desired Skills:
• Demonstrated experience developing and facilitating courses
• Familiarity with advising students in a classroom setting or related situation.

To apply, please visit the UW Employment webpage, and search for req #105357.