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Manager, Student Learning & Community Engagement
Director, Education & Public Programs
Work in close collaboration with the Director of Education and Public Programs. Responsible for the management and operation of the Museum’s school and teacher programs and family events. Plan, implement, staff and evaluate school and family programs. Develop teacher workshops and docent education initiatives. In conjunction with the Director of Education and Public Programs, develop content for programs and special projects related to youth and families. Strategize ways to increase participation within the Jewish and general communities. Network with diverse educational organizations and build relationships to demonstrate the Museum’s relevance to their curricula and programs.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBLITIES
- Develop content for all school tours, ensuring that programs are age-appropriate and correspond to State of Ohio Learning Standards
- Work with the Manager of Volunteers and Visitor Services to oversee school tours, observing and providing feedback for docents and checking with teachers to see if programming meets expectations
- Liaison to Maltz Museum Education Advisory Committee.
- Represents Museum and its programming at area education networks, including Cuyahoga Arts Education Consortium, University Circle Education Curators and Jewish Family Education Network
Stop the Hate®: Youth Speak Out Essay and Youth Sing Out Contests
- Provide support to education director in all aspects of contest planning and coordination
- Create and maintain project timeline
- Implement outreach efforts to school district leadership and educators to grow awareness and participation
- Assist with forging and maintaining relationships with community leaders to recruit a diverse pool of readers, judges and community partners to support the project
- Work with Manager of Volunteers & Visitor Services to organize and manage student entry process, student data collection, reader assignment, scoring process and identification of student finalists
- Manage relationship with College Now Cleveland for administration of scholarship awards
- Provide ongoing training and supervision of docents to lead school and adult tours, with an emphasis on questioning techniques, interpreting core content of permanent exhibition displays and age-appropriate activities
- Work with the Director of Education and Public Programs and the Manager of Volunteers and Visitor Services to organize and implement annual New Docent Training Program
- Develop and implement docent training for special exhibitions
- In collaboration with the Director of Education and Public Programs, lead, develop content, recruit speakers and promote teacher training events
- Promote and host educator open houses
- In collaboration with the Director of Education and Public Programs, develop themes, content and activities for youth programs and family day events
- Establish teen groups to galvanize Stop the Hate®
- Collaborate with area teachers and administrators to develop specialized family tours
- Promote family and community day events throughout the community
Other (including, but not limited to)
- Lead tours of Museum exhibitions for all categories of visitors as needed
- Provide staffing assistance at major public programs, special exhibition openings and fundraising events
- Maintain youth/family program budget
- Give presentations around the community as needed
- Excellent organizational skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Passion and enthusiasm for working with volunteers
- Creative and flexible
- Ability to work independently and as a team
- Some evening and weekend hours required
Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in education, history, Jewish education or related field preferred
- Experience writing curriculum
- Familiarity with Ohio State and National curriculum standards
- Knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions a plus
- At least three years of experience as a museum or classroom educator, or education experience with other cultural organizations
HOW TO APPLY
To be considered for this position, send your resume to Human Resources, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood, Ohio, 44122 or firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
ABOUT THE MALTZ MUSEUM
The Maltz Museum celebrates culture and identity to encourage connection and promote a greater appreciation of Jewish heritage and the diversity of the human experience. A valued educational resource, personal stories of struggle, courage and creativity are brought to life through interactive exhibitions and thought-provoking programs.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, political affiliation or other legally protected status.