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Director of Education and Public Programs
Reports To: Executive Director
The Director of Education and Public Programs provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of innovative programs, events and activities that increase public visibility and attendance, provide reasons for multiple visits and enhance visitor satisfaction with the museum experience. This position oversees all aspects of adult, school, educator and community education and serves as a liaison for special projects and partnerships including the annual Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out essay contest. The Director of Education and Public Programs has one direct report: Manager of School and Family Programs
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Adult Public Programs/Community Engagement:
- Develop/execute programs and collaborations related to themes of the permanent collection and special exhibitions that engage MMJH audiences in unique and unexpected ways
- Develop and maintain a network of relationships with local, regional and national lecturers, panelists, artists, film suppliers, etc.
- Cultivate relationships with cultural organizations, universities, community groups, etc. for the purpose of partnership, joint programs, marketing assistance and knowledge exchange
- Participate in organizations/advisory/ad hoc committees that ensure MMJH’s position as a community cultural resource, potential partner and national leader among Jewish institutions
- Identify and coordinate outreach efforts to potential audiences
- Evaluate programs and make changes where indicated
Stop The Hate Essay Contest:
- Organize and lead a Stop the Hate community advisory committee
- Organize project timeline and keep various components of project on track
- Yearly update of essay theme and content requirements for student participation
- Lead outreach efforts to school district leadership and educators to insure awareness and participation
- Forge/maintain relationships with community leaders from across wide demographic to recruit a diverse pool of readers, judges and community partners to support the project and encourage broad community recognition
- Create/prepare and insure delivery of program materials for students and teachers
- Organize/manage student entry process, student data collection, reader assignment, scoring process and identification of student finalists
- Serve as point of contact for scholarship finalists/families
- Manage relationship with College Now Cleveland for administration of scholarship awards
- Work closely with special events consultant on development/preparation of Awards Ceremony
- Prepare and manage program budget
Supervise Manager of School and Family Programs:
- Manages programs and personnel responsible for the following areas:
- Content for school tours and educator programs
- Interpretive materials/educator guides for permanent collection and special exhibitions
- Professional development events for educators
- Content for youth/community outreach special events and programs
- Training volunteer docents on themes related to permanent and special exhibitions
- Evaluate docent preparedness, strengths and weaknesses annually and provide feedback
- Direct and manage the day-to-day work of the education department
- Prepare and track annual budget to meet participation, income and expense goals
- Assist marketing on newsletters, e-blasts, website and other program-related materials
- Assist in maximizing audience attendance at all programs
- Assist Development in identifying potential funding opportunities and funders relevant to education and funding. Provide relevant content for funder proposals and reports.
- Some evening and weekend work required
Application deadline April 18, 2014; application review will begin immediately. Please send your resume to Human Resources, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood, Ohio, 44122, email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
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.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage introduces visitors to the beauty and diversity of that heritage in the context of the American experience. It promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion, and culture and builds bridges of appreciation, tolerance, and understanding with those of other religions, races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds, serving as an educational resource for Northeast Ohio’s Jewish and general communities.