National Center for Civil and Human Rights is hiring a new Manager of Interpretation & School Programs

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is hiring a new Manager of Interpretation & School Programs. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please follow
this link for more information about the position and how to apply –

Serve as the primary liaison to the Director of Educational Strategies on matters related to interpretation and education
Create and integrate a full range of education material in support of the Centersmission
Update content of education related materials and presentations on a regular basis
Ensure staff and volunteers, as appropriate, are trained in interpretive techniques and exhibition content
Establish and stay in regular contact with educators and educator forums
Ensure understanding of educator curriculum needs and develop materials to meet requirements
Validate educational material against multi-state core curriculum standards
Write materials and collateral to support educational programming and exhibitions
Work closely with Visitor Services on delivery of educational goals for school groups
Make presentations to schools and other groups as requested
Assist with the organization and implementation of temporary exhibitions
Assist team in interfacing with artists, collectors, and other stakeholders on curatorial projects
Assist in conceptualization, development, and maintenance of the interpretation for permanent and temporary exhibitions
Stay abreast of new materials that can be presented in the Center
Perform other duties as assigned
Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Warmest regards,

*Dina Bailey*
Director of Educational Strategies

National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc.
250 Williams Street, Suite 2322

Atlanta, GA 30303
T: 404.991.6976 F: 404.991.6989

Manager of Community Engagement and Arts Learning at Smart Museum,

The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago is seeking a*Manager of Community Engagement and Arts Learning*.

*General Summary*
With guidance and support from the Director of Education & Interpretation, the Manager of Community Engagement & Arts Learning will develop and then manage new programmatic strategies to engage the University’s campus and surrounding neighborhood communities.

These responsibilities will fall into three primary areas of work. First, working with local educators, students, teaching artists, Museum staff, and University colleagues, the Manager of Community Engagement & Arts Learning will create a substantive education program for local school communities inspired by the Museum’s mission to open the world through art and ideas. Second, the Manager of Community Engagement & Arts Learning will participate in the planning, development, and administration of a new University-wide model for collaborative K-12 arts education. Third, in concert with Museum staff, guest artists, and existing docents, the Manager of Community Engagement & Arts Learning will re-think the docent program as a platform for community engagement while also managing the Museum’s robust tour program. The docent group is comprised of both University of Chicago student docents and alumni from the Odyssey Project (a program housed in the University’s Civic Knowledge project that provides a free yearlong course in five humanities subjects for adults at or below the poverty level).

For a full position description and application instructions please visit

Michael Christiano
Director of Education and Interpretation
Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Celebrating 40 years in 2014–2015

Manager, New New Yorkers Initiative, Queen’s Museum

We are looking for a Manager of the New New Yorkers program, a free arts program for adult immigrants that is a partnership with the Queens Library’s New Americans program. It’s a great program and an amazing community of artists and students that has grown over the years. We are looking for someone very special to lead this initiative at a really exciting time.

I’d love your help sharing this opportunity with any possible candidates that you know.

The position description is here:

This is the program:

And this was some nice coverage the program received recently in the NY Times:

Please let me know if you have any questions or have any particular people in mind that you might steer this way.

My best,


Jason Yoon

Director of Education

718.592.9700 x 137

Queens Museum

Associate Educator for Gallery Learning The Portland Museum of Art (Portland ME)

The Portland Museum of Art (Portland ME) is seeking a:*Associate Educator for Gallery Learning*Portland Museum of Art, Portland, METhe Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is searching for an Associate Educator for Gallery Learning to work under the general supervision of the Director of Learning and Interpretation and to be responsible for interpretative resources, in-gallery programs and online opportunities that help general public visitors of all ages and experience levels learn about and engage with the museum’s collection and special exhibitions.

The Associate Educator for Gallery Learning supports the PMA’s mission and contributes to the vitality of the community by connecting art of the past and the work of living artists with issues relevant to the museums constituencies.

With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and Contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special member-only events, free school tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Movies, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA.

For position description listing responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit E.O.E.Jennifer DePrizio, Director of Learning and Interpretation, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, Maine 04101PH:(207) 775-6148, ext. 3225FAX:(207)

Art Institute Chicago, docent manager, K-12

The Art Institute of Chicago is currently
seeking a Coordinator to provide ongoing management and training for a volunteer docent corps that works primarily with the K-12 student audience. With guidance
from the Director of School Programs, the Coordinator develops and implements short and long-term strategic plans
for the docent program, including: establishing ongoing education programs,
managing communication, and overseeing evaluation of active docents. The Coordinator recruits
and trains new docent classes. Together, the Director and Docent Program
Coordinator are responsible for maintaining the relationship between the Museum
and the docent corps.Â

*Primary Responsibilities:*
-Set annual curriculum of weekly and monthly training sessions on relevant
topics that enhance touring skills by increasing docents’ knowledge of the
collection and special exhibitions; promoting best practices in gallery
teaching; promoting awareness of learning styles and appropriate developmental
levels; and ensuring alignment with the needs and interests of teachers,
students, and schools.
-Provide ongoing support and evaluation to docents-in-training as they write
tour papers and begin touring
-Provide administration that promotes effective communication and accurate
-Facilitate initiatives that promote self-governance and camaraderie.Â
-Collaborate with colleagues to revise and/or develop new programs that are
relevant, responsive, and developmentally appropriate to the K-12 student
audience and teachers.


-Master’s degree required in Art Education,
Art History, Museum Education, or other arts-related field

-At least 3-5 years of experience in a museum
education environment highly preferred

-Facility with standard computing applications

-Previous experience supervising volunteers or
staff is desired

-Museum teaching for either/both adult and
student learners

-General knowledge of art history

-Knowledge of scholarship in relevant fields

*Professional Skills and Dispositions:*

-Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written
communication skills

-Interest and experience in working with both
adult and student learners

-Excellent organizational and time management
skills; ability to multi-task

-Interest and experience in both self-directed
and collaborative learning and teaching

-Ability to be both firm and flexible as the
situation dictates

-Ability to present ideas and information
clearly to and respond to questions from multiple audiences

-Awareness of the need to be diplomatic and

-Interest in keeping current with research and
trends in formal and informal learning environments
The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal
opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse
— Sarah E. AlvarezDirector of School ProgramsThe Art Institute of Chicago111 South Michigan AvenueChicago, Il 60603(t) 312-857-7666(f)

Visitor Engagement, Arnold Arboretum

Business Title Manager of Visitor Engagement
School/Unit University Administration
Sub-Unit Arnold Arboretum
Location USA – MA – Jamaica Plain
Job Function Museum
Time Status Full-time
Department Arnold Arboretum
Salary Grade 056
Union 00 – Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Duties & Responsibilities
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Manager of Visitor Engagement is responsible for the information, interpretive programs, events, and various educational and engagement services provided to visitors of the Arnold Arboretum.

Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:

Manage and train Visitor Center staff and volunteers,docents, interpreters, and plant information volunteers Develop and oversee tour programs; lead tours

Create new interpretive exhibits and educational tools, such as, visitor center displays

Promote community outreach through art shows and other cooperative events

Manage Visitor Center operations and amenities

Interact with horticulture professionals, scientists, students, and others who require information about the Arnold Arboretum’s mission, plant collections, historic landscape programs, and activities

Create new interpretive exhibits and tools; maintain and advance wayfinding systems for the Arboretum landscape

Create and write for institutional publications and digital resources

Coordinate and/or oversee events for the general public including Collections up Close, Free Fun Fridays, and International Tours Month

Collaborate with Manager of Adult Education on annual Lilac Sunday event.

Manage citizen science initiatives including partnership with National Phenology Network

Oversee the work of contractors as needed Manage and own department website content

Ensure department uses information systems to manage, track, and present information related to Visitor Services programs and activities

Collaborate closely with External Relations and IT teams on various systems projects

Duties require occasional weekend and evening work

Basic Qualifications General Requirements (education, years of experience, etc.):

Exceptional management, supervisory, project management, and administrative skills

Proven leadership in directing staff in a public garden or natural history collections setting

Bachelor’s degree in public gardens management, plant science, museum studies, environmental education, or related field

Six or more years of experience working within a public garden setting.

Experience in outdoor education programs and/or interpretation of natural sites

Outstanding interpersonal, communication, teaching, and teamwork skills, including; ability effectively to serve and communicate with diverse audiences and with Arboretum managers, staff, and volunteers
Additional Qualifications Additional Requirements:

Master’s degree in public gardens management, plant sciences, or education preferred

Strong working knowledge of botany and horticulture

Outstanding ability to foster a collaborative team working environment with coworkers and volunteers, including the Manager of Adult Education and the Manager of Children’s Education

Analytical and problems-solving skills and positive attitude

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including tact, diplomacy, and ability to be authoritative when necessary

Demonstrated team leadership skills and capacity to improve them

Familiarity with urban public school systems preferred

Budget and contract management expertise

Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Photoshop, In-Design, social media and commercial event registration systems
Additional Information
Physical Requirements:

Must be able to work in an outdoor environment and lead tours across a 281-acre landscape.

Competencies required – desired skills and behaviors…

Adaptability/Flexibility – Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or environment and to adjust effectively to new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Aligning Performance for Success – Ability to focus and guide others in accomplishing work objectives.

Building Positive Working Relationships (teamwork/collaboration) – Ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

Building Partnerships – Ability to identify opportunities and build strategic relationships with other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.

Coaching – Ability to provide timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.

Delegation – Ability to allocate decision-making authority and/or task responsibility appropriately to maximize the organization’s and individuals’ effectiveness.

Developing Others – Ability to foster individuals’ skills and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.

Follow-up – Ability to monitor the results of delegations, assignments, or projects, considering the individual’s skills, knowledge, and experience and the characteristics of the assignment or project.

Organizational Awareness – Ability to gain knowledge of Arboretum culture, systems and pressures; understand the agenda and perspective of others; recognize and balance the interests of one’s department with those of other departments, and the impact of decisions on each.
Planning and organizing – Ability to establish courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Strategic Thinking and Decision Making – Ability to obtain information, identify key issues and relationships, and commit to a course of action in order to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.

Valuing Diversity – Ability to appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals; working effectively with individuals of diverse style, ability, and motivation.
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EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
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