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Director of STEAM Education and Programs

DIRECTOR OF STEAM EDUCATION AND PROGRAMS

GENERAL SUMMARY:

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.

TYPICAL DUTIES

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

Qualifications:

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

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