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Education Director - Columbia River Maritime Museum

18 May 2022 2:00 PM | Anonymous member

Job Title: Education Director

Reports to: Deputy Director

FSLA: Exempt - Full Time, Salary

Salary Range: $60-73,000 annually DOE

The museum seeks a passionate, innovative educator and leader to continue the Education Department’s steady growth in programming, community outreach and student impact. The ideal candidate is a self-starter comfortable with initiating new professional relationships and taking advantage of emerging opportunities. The candidate is a servant leader able to provide guidance while empowering a talented staff to achieve the museum’s goals.

JOB SUMMARY – Education Director

The Education Director is responsible for all education related aspects of the museum’s programs and services as well as the museum’s volunteer program. The Education Director supervises the education department which consists of the education supervisor, educators, volunteer coordinator and workshop manager. In addition, the Education Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships between the museum and the diverse cultural and educational publics by performing the following duties. This is a full-time position with benefits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Leadership • Provides leadership and strategic direction to the Education Department • Develops Education Department’s workflow plans • Works with education supervisor to oversee CRMM docent/volunteer program to support group tours and other events • Works with other department heads to provide leadership and strategic direction for audience engagement efforts. • Represents the education department on museum-wide project teams

Programming • Develops and implements programs, workshops and or classes which showcase the museum’s maritime history, trades, and crafts to further our mission. Specific programming includes but are not limited to: Museum in the Schools, Learning Labs, Past to Present lecture series, CRMM Miniboat Program, and other public cultural events; • Develops and implements programming in conjunction with the diverse communities in our area to present cultural traditions, local history and art, and contemporary issues important to our collective history. • Cultivates partnerships with educational institutions, collaborations, and other learning initiatives.

Other Administrative Duties • Develops and manages departmental budget; • Plans museum’s short and long-term educational goals; • Seeks and applies for various grants and assists with fundraising efforts related to educational programs; • Oversees various software related to education and volunteer programs; • Evaluates educational impact of museum programs and services; • Coordinates with all other museum staff and volunteers in carrying out these duties


Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Education, History, or STEM with a minimum of five years’ experience in educational programming or a Master’s Degree in one of the above fields with three years of museum education or educational programming experience, or substantial experience in the field of education. Knowledge of best practices and ethical standards in the field of museum education. Proven ability to manage many different kinds of projects and programs with rapid deadlines, activities, and unexpected assignments. Proven ability to work effectively with volunteers, general public, diverse local communities, children, and fellow staff members.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands for tactile learning opportunities; talk or hear; and sit. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, as when doing classroom presentations. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move materials up to 25 pounds. May be required to drive up to 2.5 hours each way to visit schools or other institutions; must maintain a valid driver’s license While the work is primarily indoors, the employee could be outdoors in all types of weather during site visits; moderate noises (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic). The Columbia River Maritime Museum seeks a diverse talent pool affording equal opportunity to all candidates without regard to race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to hr@crmm.org • Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, EAP & more) • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match • Paid time off including sick leave, and vacation.

See posting at: Current Job Openings - Columbia River Maritime Museum (crmm.org)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
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