Academic Programs Manager
The Columbus Museum
The Columbus Museum seeks an Academic Programs Manager to create, plan, and implement programming for early childhood learners through college audiences for The Columbus Museum. This position requires a strong background in curriculum-based education and current educational theories and methodologies in art and history education. Led by the Director of Education and Engagement, Education Department at The Columbus Museum also includes a Youth and Family Programs Manager, Outreach Coordinator, part-time Education Department assistant, and an active docent corps.
The Columbus Museum, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, has collections of American art and historical artifacts related to the Chattahoochee Valley. Its grounds feature the Bradley-Olmsted Garden, designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm in the 1920s for homeowner and noted industrialist W. C. Bradley. The museum is part of the Muscogee County School District, a relationship that offers unique opportunities for collaboration and partnerships. With a population of 200,000, Columbus is experiencing a renaissance that includes a thriving, beautiful, and historic downtown riverfront and many cultural amenities.
Desired education and experience:
· Knowledge of American art and/or American history and current educational methodologies and best practices as related to programming for school curricula.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills, including in public speaking
· Ability to interpret and provide a wide range of programs for school audiences.
· Prior teaching experience at the K-12 level is desirable as is prior experience working with docents.
· A master’s degree in art history, history, museum education, or art education is preferred, but experience in the field may be substituted.
· Two to three years experience in museum education highly desired.
The Columbus Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. More information about The Columbus Museum can be found at www.columbusmuseum.com.
By January 18, submit a letter of interest, résumé, and the contact information for three references to The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA 31906; Attn: Patricia Butts or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until filled. The Columbus Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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