Mar 5, 2010

Position Description: Director of Education & Public Programs

Orange County Museum of Art
Position Description: Director of Education & Public Programs

General Description: Under the general direction of the Deputy Director for Exhibitions & Programs, this position is responsible for executing education and public programs and projects that meet or exceed the museum's strategic and artistic goals. Generally, the incumbent in this position operates within major organizational policies, reporting progress to senior management through reports, presentations, and conferences.

Reporting Responsibilities: Deputy Director for Exhibitions & Programs

Supervisory Responsibilities: School & Tour Programs Manager, Education & Public Programs Coordinator, Education Assistant, Interns & Volunteers, and other staff assigned on a project basis

FLSA Status: Exempt (Professional), Full-time (35 hours per week +)

Essential Tasks: The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

* Identifies curricular connections between exhibitions and regional education community needs to design and develop school & tour programs for a growing audience of K-12 and college level students and teachers
* Deepens participation of visitors by producing dynamic public programs related to the museum's exhibitions and/or focused on the museum's target audiences
* Expands the reach of museum programs by cultivating strategic partnerships with the Orange County educational community
* Develops and implements evaluation tools to measure, interpret, and analyze the outcomes of education and public programs relative to strategic goals
* Designs and conducts training programs for docents, interns, and volunteers
* Assists marketing and fund raising efforts, with a particular focus on grant writing, related to education and public programs
* Supports Board of Trustees Education Committee
* Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the position

Educational and Experience Preparation: Requires Master's degree in arts education, museum studies or other related area with working knowledge of modern and contemporary art; five or more years professional experience in arts education including curriculum and program design; prior supervisory and budget management experience; excellent organizational and computer skills; ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

Physical & Dexterity Requirements: Sedentary work that involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods. Occasionally may require lifting 25 pounds, opening boxes or packages, and stretching or reaching. The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities, and color perception.

Working Conditions: Staff will work in general office and museum conditions with no known exposure to environmental hazards. Work will require occasional evening and weekend hours consistent with the museum's schedule of events and activities. The position is full-time and eligible for the museum's benefit package.

Contact with Others: The position involves a significant amount of contact with museum staff, volunteers, and the public. This involves frequent interactions with museum staff, vendors, donors, and other education professionals that may be of a sensitive or confidential nature. Discretion and sound judgment is required. Staff must be able to relate well to individuals with a variety of backgrounds and positively represent the museum in these contacts.

To Apply: Send resume, three references, and cover letter describing how the candidate's experience and training meet the requirements of the position to No phone calls please.

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