Job Listing: Manager of School & Educator Programs

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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

The Manager of School and Educator Programs works as a member of the Exhibitions and Education team. The role is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the museum’s on and offsite school and educator programs for prek-12 and higher education. The Manager of School and Educator Programs. Reporting to the Curator of Education, the Manager of School and Educator Programs plays a central role within the Exhibitions & Education staff and works collaboratively to articulate a comprehensive vision of the institution’s education programs in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition calendar.

Type:Salaried Full-Time
Compensation:$35,500 - $38,000

Hours/Schedule:• Monday – Friday
• Occasional weekend and evening work
• Host or staff museum events on occasion as needed

Travel:Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Department:Exhibitions and Education
Reports To:Curator of Education


• Student Art Start (SAS) Educators
• Volunteer Gallery Teachers

Education Level:
• Bachelor’s degree in Museum Education, Museum Studies, Art Education, or related field.
• Master’s degree preferred

Years of Experience:5 years

Responsibilities / Duties:
• Oversees all programs and special projects related to school programs including prek-12 and higher education tours, Student Art Start (SAS), homeschool programs, outreach, and teacher professional development.
• Recruits, trains, schedules and evaluates a volunteer core of Gallery Teachers and part-time SAS educators.
• Develops Gallery Teacher training materials, school tour outlines, SAS lesson plans, and teacher resources including pre-visit materials.
• Creates and leads teacher professional development programs including Teaching with Art.
• Coordinates all school and group tours includes scheduling, contracts, payment, and staffing.
• Oversees the development and implementation of new offsite school outreach program.
• Develops and sustains collaborations and relationships with prek-12 and higher education community.
• Creates new programs and materials that represent current trends in museum pedagogy.
• Collaborates with Education staff to design and install ARTlab, MOCA Interactive Gallery.
• Assists in the creation of education budget, manage relevant program expenditures.
• Consistently monitors/evaluates programs for effectiveness and improvement.
• Works with the Exhibitions and Education team to initiate new or expanded educational programs directed at broadening the Museum’s audiences and reputation.
• Advances and maintains cultural, educational, and artistic partnerships and collaboration within the local community.
• Maintains working knowledge and development of AAM best practices and programming in conjunction with exhibition and education activity.
• Presents at local, regional and national conferences as related to MOCA’s educational programs initiatives.
• Other projects may be assigned, as needed.

Requirements / Skills:
• Minimum of 5 years of related museum experience mandatory.
• Must possess an understanding of formal and informal learning practices, especially within a contemporary arts context.
• Strong knowledge of current museum practices and demonstrated knowledge and interest in contemporary art.
• Demonstrated experience in the creation of educational curriculum and strong knowledge of current art pedagogical practice.
• Experience designing and facilitating training for educators of various levels and subject areas. Must be a creative and critical thinker who is committed to creating inclusive learning environments.
• Inventive and resourceful team-player who is eager to contribute and share innovate approaches.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to provide direction to staff, volunteers and interns.
• Excellent communication skills. Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with a range of audiences and stakeholders.
• Ability to assess priorities, manages multiple projects simultaneously, and works well under pressure, excellent time management, problem solving and analytic skills.
• Ability to resolve conflicts in a constructive and professional manner.
• Knowledge of modern computer programs (including Microsoft Suite).
• Must have a valid Virginia Driver’s License and maintain a good driving record.
• Background check is required.

Education Requirements (Field of Study):
• Bachelor’s degree in Museum Education, Museum Studies, Art Education, or related field.
• Master’s degree preferred

Physical Demands:
• Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
• Must be able to stand and sit for prolonged periods of time

Work Conditions:
• This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


• Please email a cover letter and resume to education@virginiamoca