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Curator of Curiosity/Director of Education


Thanksgiving Point is seeking a curious innovator and leader for the position of Curator of Curiosity/Director of Education. Thanksgiving Point is a 501 (c)3 multi-museum, farm, and garden complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about this mission and the opportunity to work alongside and lead a highly collaborative team of creative folk.

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Deadline 07/07/2017
Date Listed: 06/16/2017
Organization Thanksgiving Point Institute
Web Address
Address 3003 Thanksgiving Way
City Lehi
State/Prov Utah
Postal Code 84043
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Job Status Full-Time
Exemption Status Exempt
Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Education or museum degree a plus. At least 10 years of experience in museum/informal education, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership/management role. Demonstrated experience employing inquiry-based strategies for facilitation and program/curriculum development. Demonstrated success leading collaborative teams and uniting diverse voices around a common goal. Understanding of and comfort with inquiry-based pedagogies and best educational practices, along with demonstrated success implementing inquiry-based programming. Experience managing and administering government and foundation grants. Intimate working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of applications and ability to translate data into meaningful reports, sets, and summaries.
Job Responsibilities Responsible for Education team leadership and oversight, including inclusive hiring, delivering essential and appropriate training, and providing ongoing team member support. Responsible for oversight and management of a broad suite of Education programming, including revenue-generating and value-added programs, ensuring that they are inclusive, accessible, mission and inquiry-based for all guests. Responsible for the oversight and close management of a 7-figure Education Department budget, including meeting monthly and annual revenue goals, tracking/controlling all department expense, and ensuring grant funds are appropriately applied and accounted for. Responsible for effective communication and meaningful collaboration with all Thanksgiving Point departments as a member of the Management Team, to drive forward the mission, address challenges, and enact the strategic plan. Responsible for participation on the core creative team, working collaboratively with other members to inform the design and development of new projects and refinement of existing assets. Responsible for developing and cultivating productive partnerships with community partners to enhance Education Department programs, their reach, and impact, and to drive forward the mission. Current partnerships include: national, state, and local agencies; universities; business and industry; LEAs; museums; and other non-profit organizations. Responsible for collaboration on and support for all fundraising efforts including sponsorships and grants, and tracking and evaluating holistic program and participant data. Responsible for other duties as assigned by the VP of Design and Programming.
Salary Competitive and commensurate with experience
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