JOB TITLE: Assistant Curator of Education for School Programs
The Learning and Engagement Department of the Visitor Engagement Division provides meaningful opportunities for adults, families, preK-12 students and teachers. Through a diverse portfolio of programs and experiences, programs are designed to be created and/or co-created to attract and serve an onsite audience 15,000-20,000 by the end of the first phase of the of newly adopted Strategic Plan. The goal is to increase and sustain attendances through compelling programs, events, and new initiatives that will expand visitation and generate related earned income.
The Assistant Curator of Education for School Programs plans, implements, and evaluates programs for students in preschool through 12th grade that further the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of Winterthur’s resources—estate, naturalistic garden, library, American decorative arts, historic architecture, and fine art.
- Coordinate, evaluate, and develop creative programming (both on- and off-site) and resources (physical and digital) that meet the needs of school-age audiences and educators.
- Cultivate professional relationships and partnerships with internal staff and external stakeholders to ensure effective communication; strong, curriculum-oriented content; and efficient operations.
- Provide leadership to support both daily departmental operations and progress toward strategic goals.
- Develop on-going training for, and evaluation of, school program guides focused on both content and delivery.
- Work with Marketing & Media to effectively promote departmental offerings to audiences both broad and specific.
- Support other departmental initiatives, including guiding public tours when needed, assisting with preparations for Yuletide or exhibitions, and other tasks as needed.
- Supervises contractors, interns, paid part-time staff, and volunteers, as needed
Minimum Qualifications: 2 years of paid or unpaid experience in teaching, training, program development, curriculum development, art workshops, community programming, or museum work. BA or BS in history, art history, American civilization, education, museum studies, art, art conservation, or related field.
Preferred Qualifications: 2+ years in teaching creatively, or leading and implementing community programming. Including BA or BS, additional coursework in curriculum development, learning theory, educational theory, or related field. A graduate degree and minimum of five years of relevant experience
Application: Candidates should include a cover letter, resume/CV, writing sample – preferably a museum-based lesson plan, and three references. Salary range available upon request. Applications accepted until position is filled.