Join Cooper Hewitt’s award winning Education Department! The Manager of Content and Curriculum develops content for educational programs, serves as a liaison between Curatorial and Education departments and is responsible for disseminating educational content on all platforms available at the museum. Reports to the Director of Education.

MAJOR DUTIES:
• Work alongside Education, Curatorial, Exhibitions, Digital, Communications, Publishing and Accessibility departments to assist in guiding content development and presentation of content in exhibition collateral, signage, gallery tours, and program outlines.
• Partners with the Managers of Exposure, Integration, and Transformation to develop program curriculum and author educational materials for use in programs
• Coordinates Cooper Hewitt’s Learning Lab initiative by managing and adding content to the free interactive platform.
• Partner with Education managers and coordinators to develop training materials for staff, design guides, and contractual educators to deliver content that supports the exhibitions on view.
• Participates and works with the Education team on signature projects and events such as the National Design Week (NDW), NDA Cities, and other program areas as needed.
• Utilizes Windows Office (i.e., such as Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.,) and the Adobe Creative Suite to complete assignments.
• Travel is required to various locations within NYC metro area, Washington, DC and other locations throughout the US to lead and support programs for audiences of all ages.
• Keep up with trends and advancements in design, art, and digital and media technology.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in design, education or museum education studies. Masters degree preferred. Transcript required if selected for the position.

• Experience developing object-based and/or design-based content and curriculum for audiences of all ages and varying levels of competency in design.
• Strong knowledge of design practice, design history and design Process frameworks.
• Ability to build strong teams to achieve institutional goals.
• Highly proficient in Windows Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
• Ability to compile data for reports using Excel and/or Word.
• Ability to multi task and keep track of work assignments to meet or exceed deadlines for education programs.
• Detailed oriented and demonstrated logistical and administrative skills.
• Ability to proofread work and write effectively for different audiences.
• Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
• Ability to travel.
• Valid driver’s license in order to drive to offsite locations for events and conferences (Preferred)
• Flexible work schedule, able to work evenings and weekends (seasonally).
• Valid driver’s license in order to drive to offsite locations for events and conferences (Preferred)
• Flexible work schedule, able to work evenings and weekends (seasonally).

COMPETITIVE SALARY:$57,948

SMITHSONIAN EXCEPTION BENEFITS:
TIAA-CREF (Defined Contributions – 12 percent)
Life Insurance (including Optional Life Insurance)
Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Long Term Disability
Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield)
Dental (Delta Dental)
Vision (Vision Services)
Flexible Spending Accounts
Free Transit/Commuter Benefits (up to $3,180 paid per year)
Annual Leave (13 days)
Sick Leave (13 days)
Federal Holidays (10 days)
Family Friendly Leave
Family Friendly Workplace
Historic and landmark offices/library and garden (New York)
Design Library
Curatorial Talks and Tours (Cooper Hewitt)
92Y Fitness Center
Employee Assistance Program
Smithsonian Network
Tarallucci e Vino Museum Cafe (employee discount)
Museum Shop (employee discount)
Free Admission to most NYC museums
Other Employee Discounts

Application Procedure:

Please submit cover letter and resume (addressing qualification requirements) to: HReducation@si.edu
Subject Line: Manager of Content and Curriculum

Open until filled.