Topic ID #37466 - posted 10/12/2016 11:26 AM

CAREER OPPORTUNITY - Director of Education



Washington_County_Museum

Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Institution: Washington County Museum
Title:  Director of Education
Supervisor: Executive Director
Hours:  Full-time (40 hours per week), OT Exempt
Pay: Salaried (equivalent to $18 - $25 per hour, plus benefits)
Benefits: Healtcare coverage, paid vacation, etc.

JOB SUMMARY

The Director of Education is responsible for all educational programs and public events of the Washington County Museum, Hillsboro, Oregon.  The primary duties include a broad range of administrative, supervisory, financial and operational activities to assure the successful implementation of museum programming.

 

DUTIES

  • Provide management of the museum’s educational programs and public events.
  • Assist in the establishment of short and long term goals and objectives for the education department and the institution, defining how they are realized and measured. 
  • Develop policies and practices that ensure the consistent delivery and development of programs and events.
  • Develop and provide oversight of the education department budget.
  • Establish financial sustainability for the education department through diverse funding sources, such as program fees, event sponsorships, and grants. 
  • Create innovative programs and events to support the museum’s mission and vision, meeting its strategic plan and program goals for guest experience and community engagement.
  • Administer the education scholarship fund.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with public and private entities and individual key stakeholders in support of the museum’s programs and events.
  • Supervise education department employees, volunteers and contractors to deliver the museum’s educational content to the public.
  • Recruit, supervise and mentor university undergraduate and graduate students in related fields.
  • Support overall museum operations by cooperating with staff colleagues and providing professional assistance to other departments.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Knowledge of and experience with educational methods and national and state education standards required.  Knowledge of local school curriculum desired.

·         Knowledge of and experience with event planning, implementation and evaluation desired.

·         Strong communication skills and organizational skills.

·         Basic analytical skills, problem solving (issue identification and prioritization) skills, and presentation skills.

·         Basic project-management skills with the ability to achieve results with moderate supervision.

·         Excellent attention to detail.

·         Successful interaction with key stakeholders.

·         Ability to collaborate and achieve results. 

·         Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion.

·         Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.

·         Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.

·         Demonstrated success in working with a culturally diverse community.

·         Proficient computer skills, including e-mail, Internet, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access. 

·         Physical ability to lift objects weighing up to thirty pounds (30 lbs.).

·         At least four (4) years related professional experience.

·         A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field required.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please email (.pdf attachment preferred) resume and three professional references to -

Employment (at) WashingtonCountyMuseum.org

No phone calls please.

Position available immediately. 

Application process open until position filled.

 

 

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