Director of STEAM Education and Programs
DIRECTOR OF STEAM EDUCATION AND PROGRAMS
The Director of STEAM Education and Programs will be responsible for a comprehensive overhaul of the museum’s existing education and outreach program incorporating STEAM concepts into traditional museum/history education.
Additional responsibilities will include: curriculum alignment for existing education programs, creation of pre and post-visit lesson plans and support materials for continuing education programs, coordination of the Teacher’s Advisor Committee, assisting with Tar Heel Junior Historian’s Club, and the creation of new “Scout” day programs along with the management of both new and existing programs.
This is a one-year, grant-funded position that has the possibility for renewal contingent on continued funding.
Coordinates and Manages Teacher’s Advisory Committee
Organizes and implements both adult and student educational opportunities and programs
Works with the Guest services manager to train and utilize volunteer/docent corps
Works with the director and curator to develop and distribute marketing materials as related to programs and events
Assists with the Tar Heel Junior Historians Club
Researches and maintains files related to programs and educational activities
Plans and implements the museum-sponsored summer camp program
Works with curatorial staff to integrate STEAM concepts into new and existing exhibits and create appropriate education materials related to those exhibits
May represent the Museum as a speaker at civic, church and community programs as needed
Completes other duties as needed or as assigned by the Director
A passion for local history; and for sharing and teaching that history to others
A good working knowledge of STEM principles how they are applied in daily life
Strong public speaking and teaching skills
Demonstrated success using social media and web applications to engage audiences
Well organized and detail-oriented with an exceptional attention to detail and follow through; able to work both in unstructured and planned environments and in situations where rapid response and instant decision making is required.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, visitors, donors, professional colleagues, and other community stakeholders.
Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required.
The ability to relate well both youth and adults is essential.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Experience using different strategies for different learning styles
Experience working with volunteers
Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite, desktop publishing and social media platforms. Website design/building experience a plus.
Experience providing effective vision and strategic direction in museum education and visitor engagement is a plus.
A bachelor’s degree is preferred, however appropriate and documented real-world experience may be suitable in lieu of a degree.
Submit resumes by March 1, 2017 to:
Matthew J. Edwards
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
301 North Main Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030