Director of Educational Programming

  • 14 Nov 2019 3:40 PM
    Message # 8108114


    The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses seeks a dynamic Director of Educational Programming to lead its growing youth and adult education and programming initiatives. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Executive Director, and all other staff to plan, budget, and implement all education programming. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.


    The successful candidate will think creatively to make interdisciplinary connections and weave historical with contemporary viewpoints into programs and interpretive materials that explore the two 19th-century historic homes, collections and exhibitions which comprise Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses.

    The ideal candidate will possess a solid knowledge of arts and culture and have a proven track record of developing and implementing educational programs for both youth and adults. They will help set and achieve ambitious programmatic goals for both historic houses, initiate new programs that advance the museum’s mission and thought leadership, attract new audiences, and energize current members. The Director of Educational Programming will work with the senior staff, docents, and community partners to develop new programs and interpretation strategies, build bridges to new communities, improve overall program quality, and increase audience engagement.


    The successful candidate will possess the following:

    · Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in art history, museum education, or other related fields

    · Museum education experience

    · Excellent time management, writing, and organizational skills

    · Familiarity with best practices for museum education

    · Expertise in developing educational programs to successfully engage a diverse community

    · Knowledge of program assessment and evaluation methods

    · Strong presentation/teaching/public speaking skills

    · Excellent communication skills

    · Flexible schedule to accommodate evening & weekend programs

    · A desire and ability to work collaboratively and effectively across departments

    · Must enjoy working with children and the public of all ages

    · Must pass a background check


    ● Working with the Executive Director, Curator, and Director of Giving and Community Relations to plan and expand educational programming, including grant research and applications, partnership building, curriculum development, and marketing.

    ● Organizing, planning, conducting, and implementing school and scout field trips, and managing all required communication with staff and teachers, and logistical planning.

    ● Developing, maintaining, and updating curriculum for field trips and all tours.

    ● Collaborating with the Executive Director and the Curator to develop and update all educational resources and didactic materials.

    ● Developing outreach and programming with new and sustaining community partners.

    ● Overseeing existing and future programs such as Gallier Gatherings, Sketching in the Courtyard, and others.

    ● Maintaining the relationship with and supporting volunteer cooks in the Hearth Kitchen program and working with other staff to help expand the program.

    ● Planning and implementing seasonal camps for varying age ranges of students and youth, including scheduling, budgets, curriculum, and partners.

    ● Organizing and maintaining all education materials and archives.

    ● Participating in community events to broaden outreach and partnerships.

    ● Developing, implementing, and maintaining an internship program with local university partners.

    ● Managing staff for all education and program related events.

    ● Supervising docents and assisting in the interviewing and training of new docents.

    ● All other education and programming responsibilities as they arise and as directed by the Executive Director.


    · office environment.

    · Full-time; evenings, weekends and special events as required.


    · Occasional lifting of up to 40 pounds may be required.

    · Sitting for long periods of time, walking, finger dexterity, talking, hearing, and visual activity.

    · General mobility throughout all museum properties is required.


    Send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to; indicate DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION APPLICATION in subject line.