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Curator of Education and Programs - Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center

07 Jan 2019 9:02 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center (WVMCC) is seeking the Curator of Education & Programs, a position instrumental in creating and executing a short- and long-term vision for the Museum’s educational and programmatic efforts, which currently include offerings at our downtown Museum and at the Historic Wells House for families, adults, schools (both in and out of school time), and the general public, as well as overseeing our new MakerSpace. This role works with the Museum’s leadership, curators, and education team to cultivate and manage relationships with the community. WVMCC is committed to enriching educational experiences and our community’s culture, and our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a growing, diverse community.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Curator of Education & Programs has the following responsibilities:

  • Lead and inspire our team of museum educators and volunteers in the development and delivery of educational programming that aligns with the Museum’s mission and vision;
  • Overall management of all the Museum’s educational offerings;
  • Manage the departmental budget in accordance with established goals, priorities, and metrics;
  • Ensure excellence in program facilitation and delivery;
  • Engage in ongoing evaluation, assessment, and refining of education programs, including data collection, analysis, tracking, and reporting;
  • Equip museum educators and volunteers with current and relevant understandings of museum education and practice;
  • Work effectively with the other Museum Curators and the Marketing team to develop innovative, efficient, and more integrated ways and opportunities to bring the Museum and its exhibitions, collections, and programs to the attention of the community and Museum supporters;
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the region, such as teachers and administrators, the local Education Service District, Valley educational nonprofit organizations, creative organizations, artists, academics, and other community organizations;
  • Collaborate with the Deputy Director and the Director of Development & Communications to identify and cultivate funding sources and prepare proposals as needed;
  • Represent the WVMCC at programs and events in the community and at professional conferences.
This is a .9 FTE exempt position, with an annual salary of $35,550 – $43,056, based on 90% of a salary range of $39,520 – $47,840. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. Museum benefits for this position include paid time off (vacation/sick/holiday), a health care stipend, and opportunities for professional development.

For optimal consideration, please submit application by February 1, 2019. 

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