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EDUCATION COORDINATOR

The Key West Art & Historical Society seeks an Education Coordinator, a key member of the leadership team, to guide the Society and its four award-winning museums into the next phase of growth and success.  Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for planning, managing, and executing education initiatives and overseeing public programs and projects that further the Society’s strategic goals and mission statement. Additionally, the Education Coordinator will build upon the Society’s already established educational programs, including, but not limited to, the Distinguished Speaker Series, ArtCamp!, Parent & Me Fort Adventures, inquiry-led tours and hands-on workshops for K–12 groups and docent programs.

ESSENTIAL TASKS

  • Supervise and direct the activities of the Museum’s Education Department, including: Coordinator of Youth Programs, Manager of Public Programs, Coordinator of Public Programs, and Manager of Education Programs, part-time educators and docents
  • Work collaboratively with entire Museum leadership team in the planning and pursuit of long-term, Society-wide initiatives
  • Contribute to the development of the interpretive content of educational programs, events, publications, and online resources
  • Oversee and actively participate in program and event delivery and evaluation
  • Plan and manage the budget of the Education Department
  • Manage grants in support of educational programs
  • Plan and approve staffing levels and job descriptions for hourly education staff, contract laborers, and volunteers
  • Collaborate with the Curator to develop interpretive education related materials, especially collection-related curriculum
  • Represent the Education Department in Society-wide strategic planning, budget development, and the development of Society policy
  • Manage educational outreach to schools through Monroe County School District
  • Work evenings and weekends for educational events and programs consistent with the Society’s schedule of events and activities
  • Deepens participation of visitors by producing dynamic public programs related to the Society’s exhibitions and/or focused on the Society’s target audiences
  • Expands the reach of programs by cultivating strategic partnerships with the Florida Keys educational community
  • Develops and implements evaluation tools to measure, interpret, and analyze the outcomes of education and public programs, relative to the strategic goals of the Society
  • Designs and conducts training programs for docents, interns, and volunteers
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the position

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in education, museum education field, museum studies, or related field; work experience also considered
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills an absolute must
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task
  • Three or more years of progressive leadership in a related field
  • Working knowledge of current museum teaching strategies and learning theory
  • Experience working with children and the general public
  • Highly motivated and energetic with an ability to adapt to change
  • Superior written, verbal and listening skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Able to pass criminal background check
  • Florida Educator Certification a plus

To apply, email your CV, salary requirements and three references to kwahs@kwahs.org

The Key West Art & Historical Society does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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