Job Listing: School & Teacher Programs Coordinator
Chrysler Museum of Art - Norfolk, VA
Closes - Open until filled
Position Title – School & Teacher Programs Coordinator
Job Type - Full-Time
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The School & Teacher Programs Coordinator facilitates the development of curriculum, tours, field trips, gallery interactives, interpretive materials and programs that connect preK – high school students and teachers to the permanent collection and special exhibitions and is responsive to various curriculum standards and learning goals.
- Work with public and private school stakeholders to maintain school-museum partnerships.
- Develop and revise field trip offerings and programs to ensure they meet students’ needs and SOL requirements.
- Coordinate annual Governor’s School for the Arts wearable art fashion show and annual Hampton Roads Student Gallery exhibition.
- Develop in-gallery and online interpretive materials (exhibition guides, hands-on activities, tour outlines, etc.) that enhance student and visitor experiences both in special exhibitions, permanent collections galleries and online.
- Coordinate a series of Professional Development opportunities including an annual Summer Teacher Institute for area educators.
- Design effective assessment instruments with classroom teachers to promote effective curricular bridging between museum and school site learning environments.
- Working with Director of Education and Docent & Tour Coordinator, recruit and train a new docent class every two years; develop and deliver a slate of trainings each year for veteran docents.
- Work both independently and in partnership with other Museum staff, classroom teachers and community program leaders to meet program objectives.
- Collaborate with Museum staff, classroom teachers and other community educators to develop, refine, and revise curriculum and assessment as needed.
- In conjunction with educational partners, develop assessment tools to analyze student performance, and determine possible curricular revisions based on student performance.
- Represent the Museum with Virginia Declaration of Learning (VDOL) initiative and annual summer professional development for teacher participants.
- Investigate STEAM-related initiatives, both in classrooms and in the museum community, and implement curriculum as applicable including working with the Glass Studio and Curator for Glass on revised Science of Glass field trip.
- Explore the use of current and emerging technologies for learning and in-gallery experiences, and makes recommendations for future plans.
- Collaborate with Museum staff to develop summer camps and after school programs for area students that specifically build on Wonder Studio, permanent collections and special exhibitions content to align with various curriculum goals.
- Collaborate with Museum staff to develop a slate of student exhibitions in the Margaret Shepherd Ray Family and Student Gallery including the annual GSA wearable art fashion exhibitions.
- Assist Public Programs Coordinator and other Education staff with large scale community events such as Pride, Juneteenth, Neon Festival and Halloween.
- Network within the educational community to enhance the relationship of the Chrysler Museum with school boards, school administrators and teachers.
- Provide data for reports and assist in interpreting program needs. Collect and compile material for review and analysis; evaluate, document, and recommend proper course of action.
- Perform other duties as assigned or required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s Degree in education, museum studies, art, art history, or related field is required.
- Teacher certification in elementary or arts education.
- 2-3 years of classroom experience and/or licensure in either elementary or middle-school education.
- Experience planning and delivering professional development for educators.
- Significant knowledge and understanding of pedagogy, state education standards, and learning theory.
- Able to work individually and with a team.
- Able to plan, organize, and follow schedule of activities. Must effectively manage multiple projects and priorities. Must be detail orientated and able to plan small and large scale events.
- Highly motivated, self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.
- Must be able to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop solutions.
- Must have competence with Microsoft Office and Apple platforms.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Master’s Degree preferred.
- Familiarity with Museum Education, Museum Studies and/or object-centered learning.
- 3 plus years of classroom experience.
- 2-3 years teaching in museums.
- Knowledge of Altru, Portfolio and Trello preferred; web data entry experience a plus.
Ability to work in an open office environment and will be subject to frequent interruptions. Requires a great deal of interaction with the public in person and via other means of communication. Involves some outdoor work, including walking from museum to glass studio. Must be available for occasional travel. Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
Must be able to lift and carry file boxes and other awkward items weighing up to 25 lbs, including up and down stairs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the workday. Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.