- Salary: $4,627.00 - $6,063.00 Monthly
- Location: Pierce County – Tacoma, WA
- Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
- Department: Washington State Historical Society
You will get to lead and supervise the work of the education and public programs team at the WSHS, focusing on interpretive programs for members and the general public, educational aspects of museum exhibitions and programming, curriculum/education resource development, school programs, and educator programs/trainings, all aimed at activating the Washington State History Museum’s exhibitions, as well as other strategic goals for the Society. This includes the management of budgets and tracking expenditures, procurement for public programs and education/curriculum, and programmatic aspects for support of the Society’s strategic goals.
In this position, you will utilize knowledge of museum best practices, established by the American Alliance of Museums and work with the Director of Audience Engagement for the development and oversight of long-range program plans. You will engage in program development, conceptualization, design, scheduling, delivery, and evaluation, together with supervision of education and programs staff whose job it is to carry out the planned programs and projects.
Some of what you’ll enjoy doing includes:
Develop, implement, and manage a dynamic annual schedule of public programs to support the Society’s Strategic goals and engage the public around exhibitions and significant historical and/or timely topics
- Development, design, implementation, and evaluation of audience engagement programs for multiple audiences
- Working with the Director of Audience Engagement, establish long-term programmatic vision as well as oversight of day-to-day operations to ensure programs are effectively reaching audiences, meeting programmatic goals, and are aligned with institutional mission
- Evaluation of programs, in addition to research and community outreach during development
- Preparation of contracts for consultants, performers, and services
- Connect with diverse community groups with regards to programming plans and content
- Establish and support ongoing collaborations and/or engage community advisory groups for individual programs/projects or larger initiatives
- Supervise program staff and their work in support of public programs
Develop and manage strategies for supporting history education/educators in Washington State through in-museum programs, contemporary curriculum, and educational resources.
- Work with educators, administrators, or other educational consultants to gain advisory input. Manage the Society’s Curriculum Contractor Cohort. Work with diverse community groups to implement education strategies effectively
- Develop educational curriculum in keeping with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Essential Academic Learning Requirements
- Manage development and delivery of in-museum educational programs
- Manage development and implementation of online educational resources and curriculum
- Supervise museum education staff and their work in support of curriculum and educational resource development, school tours, and educator training
- Prepare contracts for consultants/services
- Give input during exhibition design processes as related to student learning
Staff supervision and management: effective use of human resources and budgetary resources in regards to program development, delivery, and evaluation.
- Assigning tasks to staff in line with their position and classification. Manage staff time effectively to achieve programmatic and agency goals
- Knowledge of HR policies and collective bargaining agreement requirements
- Supporting other supervisory staff in their supervisory duties through modeling appropriate management techniques and coaching strategies
- Effective management of education and programs budget and departmental resources
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