Youth and Family Programs Manager - The Country Museum Hall of Fame and Museum

  • 01 Dec 2017 3:29 PM
    Message # 5609516
    Susan Perry (Administrator)

    Youth and Family Programs Manager (Full Time, Exempt)
    *Applications are accepted electronically

    Company Name: Country Music Foundation Inc.

    Location: Nashville, Tennessee


    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has an opening for a full-time exempt Youth and Family Programs Manager position in the Education Department.


    Company Overview: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks to collect, preserve, and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.


    Follow us: @countrymusichof on Twitter | countrymusichof on Facebook @OfficialCMHOF on Instagram | @CountryMusicHOF on Snap Chat


    Departmental Overview: Charged with the mission of educating varied audiences about country music, the education department develops programs and resources that illuminate the stories, themes, and music explored in the museums galleries. Serving nearly 100,000 people per year through 1,000 programs, the education department supports students of all ages, from school groups and families who engage in hands-on learning activities to general museum guests who experience performance presentations during their visit. A creative and curious team, education staff is composed of traditional and nontraditional educators, including classroom teachers, visual artists, historians, museum educators, and professional musicians. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum educators share a passion for country music, popular culture, and lifelong learning and regularly collaborate to develop and implement dynamic educational offerings commensurate with one of the most-visited history museums in America.


    Job Overview: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks a creative, organized, and experienced educator to oversee engaging and dynamic learning programs for youth and family visitors. This individual will manage all aspects of programming for family audiences, including developing age-appropriate activities and materials that adapt the museums content and themes for out-of-school learning. Other key responsibilities include facilitating and teaching programs, hiring and training content experts for special workshops, and overseeing support staff. A background in the arts, as a musician or visual artist, and experience teaching children is essential.


    Specific Job Duties:
    Oversee year-round curriculum of engaging, innovative programs for young audiences and family groups, including designing and teaching interdisciplinary weekend workshops and drop-in activities

    Supervise and train support staff, guest teachers, and program volunteers

    Identify, train and contract specialized content experts to provide unique age-appropriate experiences

    Develop gallery and exhibit resources that foster engagement between young visitors and museum exhibitions and content

    Co-direct summer songwriting camp and lead creation of activities connected to museum galleries

    Oversee evaluation of programs and materials, including implementing assessments, analyzing outcomes, and making recommendations to ensure programs are meeting intended goals

    Collaborate with the marketing and public relations departments to promote and publicize programs and to execute collateral materials

    Support Community Counts through maintaining current partnerships and seeking new strategic alliances that connect the Taylor Swift Education


    Center with area groups that serve youth

    Lead the museums partnership with the Nashville Public Library related to String City: Nashvilles Tradition of Music and Puppetry, including coordinating the bi-annual performances and managing accompanying resources

    Oversee programming for Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups

    Oversee program budget

    Manage weekly and quarterly reporting and oversee department historical records


    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelors degree in art, child or family studies, education, museum studies, music, or related field.

    A minimum of 3 years work history in a museum, school, or similar education organization with experience working with and teaching children, designing programs and/or developing curriculum.

    Knowledge of object-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and K-12 curriculum standards

    Proficiency on a musical instrument and/or active as a visual artist

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Masters degree in art, education, music or related field

    A minimum of 2 years supervisory experience

    Experience with Tessitura database

    Passion for and deep knowledge of country music

    Essential Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and abilities needed for success in the position):

    Strong project-planning, time-management, and organizational skills

    Ability to multi-task while working with accuracy with close attention to detail

    Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfort with public speaking

    Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment

    Professional independence, initiative, and self-discipline

    Creative thinker who is driven to achieve personal, professional, and departmental goals

    Dedication to serving a mission-driven organization

    Charism and passion for working with children and sharing knowledge with others

    Conditions of Employment:
    Weekend work is a requirement. Work week is typically Wednesday through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
    Willingness to work occasional evenings
    Ability to lift up to 25 pounds


    Application instructions:
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and informal learning lesson plan.

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    Last modified: 01 Dec 2017 3:41 PM | Susan Perry (Administrator)