VP of Education
The DoSeum seeks a seasoned, mission-focused, and collaborative individual to lead the Museum's educational programs and team. The VP of Education will be tasked with designing, developing and implementing highly effective educational programs—with a focus on STEM and STEAM content—and overseeing The DoSeum's Education Division. It is essential that the VP of Education bring effective systems to increase the productivity of the organization; it is also important that s/he fit into an overall team with the creative spark that drives The DoSeum's mission and vision.
The successful candidate will have strong leadership and supervisory skills, significant experience and demonstrated results in educational and informal learning settings, will be an innovator, and will be help lead the museum into the next era of its educational programming. S/he will have demonstrated classroom teaching success, instructional oversight and/or mentor teaching experience, deep knowledge of the San Antonio learning ecosystem and strong educational contacts in the K-12, nonprofit and higher education fields. Experience with co-developing and/or evaluating partnership models and proposals is highly desirable.
As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in The DoSeum's core values and be driven by the mission. The ideal candidate will be a team player and an effective leader who demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills and will be highly responsive, organized and detail oriented. The candidate should have a passion for creativity, work very well with people, and be inspired to contribute to the growth and development of our museum. Above all, the VP of Education must be a fit within a museum culture that is nimble and learning - driven, values collaboration, teamwork, and clarity of decision-making and a level of selflessness that places the good of the institution first.
• The VP of Education will be a proven professional with 10-15 years of experience working in a combination of informal and formal learning environments.
• S/he will possess strong organizational skills, be detail-oriented, and be able to prioritize work and resources.
• S/he will be a self-starter with strong work ethic, have a professional demeanor, a sense of urgency, a clear set of priorities and the ability to adapt to change.
• S/he will demonstrate clear ability to lead, motivate, inspire and support the capabilities of a bright, diverse team; and to attract and retain outstanding talent by earning trust and respect.
• S/he will have a proven track record of creating new and innovative programs.
• S/he will have the ability to conceptualize and analyze both actual and potential problems and solutions, identifying key performance indicators and systemic improvements with sustainable impact.
• S/he will be able to operationalize mission and vision, set compelling goals, and turn them into thorough, actionable and quantifiable plans, schedules and procedures.
• S/he will be an outstanding communicator, both orally and written, one-on-one, in small and large groups, and under pressure.
• S/he will understand and appreciate the important and ever-evolving role children's museums play in the life of a vibrant community.
• Masters' Degree in Education or Museum Studies preferred.
• Leading the museum's strategic approach to exemplary education programs including all school programming, weekly enrollment and homeschool programs, parent and caregiver programming and teacher professional development.
• Leading 4 direct education staff reports and indirectly another 25 educational floor staff in implementing highest quality programs and facilitating the learning experience for all guests.
• Driving expansion of District partnerships that expand reach and contribute to organization revenue objective.
• Leading expansion of existing onsite programs and external outreach.
• Ensuring that all educational staff are trained in best practices in informal learning environments and are aware of innovations in educational pedagogy.
• Developing educational activities consistent with informal learning standards, effective with teachers and administrators, and meet curriculum requirements.
• Developing high-level relationships with local schools and exploring various models for school/museum partnerships.
• Strengthening existing intra-department training models to train all floor staff on best practices related to facilitating the Museum learning experience, with a focus on encouraging adult/child interactions.
• Developing, implementing and prioritizing evaluation tools to measure, interpret, and analyze the outcome of educational programming.
• Overseeing, optimizing and monitoring annual Education budget of $1.2M.
• Working with the Development and Finance teams to secure and report grants and gifts for educational programs.
• As requested, assist the Exhibit Department in creating content and developing interpretation goals as part of the exhibit design process.
|Deadline||March 30, 2018|
|Date Listed:||March 5, 2018|
|Organization||The DoSeum, San Antonio's Museum for Kids|
|Application Instructions||Email resume and cover letter, to HR@thedoseum.org . Please be sure to write “VP of Education” in the subject line of your email.|