YOUTH PROGRAMS MANAGER
The Youth Programs Manager reports directly to the Director of Education serving in the role of program manager for student programs. Responsible for all areas of Design Prep, a comprehensive program in design career awareness and training for all high school students. He/she schedules and coordinates Design Prep programs working closely with three targeted audiences: design professionals, design colleges/university professionals and high school students. Interest and experience in updating and collaborating on web content and social media.
• Develops and delivers a high quality design oriented education programs (such as Design Prep) for teens.
• Manage program budgets and conduct ongoing data tracking and evaluation of education programs for the Director of Education and senior managers.
• Build and maintain productive relationships with colleagues, designers, educators, schools, students, interns and volunteers.
• Provide staff assistance at major public programs (nationwide), special exhibition openings, and festivals and special events.
• Leads and presents a wide variety of design related programs throughout the year (oral presentations).
• Contributes to the planning and participates in Education Department activities and museum-wide events.
• Interest and availability to travel is essential.
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in education or museum education studies (a Master’s Degree is preferred).
• Ability to take ownership of projects, to demonstrate initiative and to communicate effectively as part of a team in performing program management work for student programs.
• Experience with youth programming (teens)
• Experience with K-12 classroom teaching a plus.
• Experience with New York City schools and curriculum, and familiarity with NY state educational standards (teaching experience highly desired).
• Experience working with and coordinating education activities, internships/fellowships with students (at any level).
• Strong leadership, interpersonal, planning, organizational skills.
• Ability to draft reports and write effectively.
• Experience presenting and preparing oral presentations to large audiences.
• Experience working under pressure and demonstrated ability to meet or exceed deadlines.
• Interest and experience in web technology and social media outlets
• Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.
• Personal interest and knowledge of contemporary and historical design.
• Demonstrates a proven aptitude for learning new web technology and desire to collaborate with Digital & Emerging Media team to enhance the education content on cooperhewitt.org.
• Ability to update and develop content for a museum website.
• Participation in a professional setting in updating social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and blogging.
• Proficiency in using Windows Office such as Outlook, Word, Excel and other software.
Salary/Benefits: Salary $53,500.
Submit cover letter and resume (addressing qualification requirements) to: HumanresouresEDU@si.edu
Application deadline: Open until filled.
Working in the Museum's dynamic Education Department, the Education Assistant will assist with and support both the Professional Development and School Programs Managers with a wide range of educational and administrative projects such as preparing educational materials, assisting with educational events, and presenting education programs to teachers and students.
• Performs a wide range of administrative and logistical assignments assisting in the planning and developing for offsite teacher training held in various national locations, NYC based Design in the Classroom Workshops and on-site museum learning experiences for students.
• Manages the Department’s registration process for teachers and students and ensures appropriate follow up. Welcomes educators, teachers and students in a professional manner held at the Museum, schools and at a wide variety of offsite locations.
• Builds and maintains excellent relationships with educators, teachers, and students.
• Serves as a dynamic team member in working with colleagues that support the Museum’s education, curatorial and pubic programs initiatives.
• Participates and works with the Education team on projects and events such as National Design Week and other program areas as needed.
• Utilizes Windows Office (i.e., such as Outlook, Word, Excel and other software) in completing assignments.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in education or museum education.
• Ability to take ownership and initiative of administrative projects to ensure they are completed timely and accurately.
• Expert in Windows Office such as Outlook, Word, Excel and other software. Interest and experience with digital technology.
• Ability to multi task and keep track of work assignments to meet or exceed deadlines for two education programs or more.
• Experience working with and coordinating education activities with students and/or teachers
• Ability to manage the registration process and confirm attendance in a proactive manner.
• Ability to proofread work and write effectively.
• Ability to compile data for reports using Excel and/or Word.
• Interest and experience in web technology and social media outlets.
• Interest in contemporary and historical design.
• Ability to travel.
• Valid driver’s license in order to drive to offsite locations for events and conferences.
• Flexible work schedule to work evenings and weekends as needed.
How to Apply:
Cover letter and detailed resume that addresses qualification requirements (above) and interest in the position.
Submit to: CooperHewittEDU@si.edu
Deadline: Monday, 13 May 2013