Exhibits and Education Director



The Exhibits & Education Director will design and fabricate new exhibits while providing high quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) learning experiences for museum members and visitors. Create and play alongside some of the most fun, talented, and inspiring people around! To be considered for this role, applicants must have design and construction experience as this position builds new exhibits from start to finish creating designs for our small children's museum. Additionally, this position is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of educational programming, on-site field trips, and outreach activities in the community. This position consolidates efforts to enhance the educational experiences of current & future museum exhibits, broadening accessibility, and promoting inclusivity for all. 

This is a full-time, salaried position that is scheduled to work 40 hours per week from Monday-Friday, in addition to working occasional evenings and weekends. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and is a part of the museum’s leadership team. This position contributes to the overall direction of the museum, ensuring strategic alignment of our experiences and programs to the museum’s mission goals, and values.

This position is grant-funded, with an end date of 6/30/25. There is potential for extension based on the availability of further grants.


Bachelor's from an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience. 

Creative, energetic, innovative designer with excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills.

Thorough understanding of construction and fabrication processes.

Knowledge of ADA requirements and OSHA regulations.

Experience in vendor management/performance and negotiation of contracts, including analyzing of RFPs and vendor bids to determine best course of action.

Experience using tools and performing general repairs and maintenance.

Experience implementing informal STEAM programs for youth.

Desire to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

Valid driver's license and personal vehicle.

A love and desire to work with children and their families.

Experience managing employees, volunteers & multiple projects.

Strong organizational skills and poise under pressure; flexible, able to focus, prioritize and implement, as well as address and solve problems/issues as they arise.

Strong commitment to a culture of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. 

Job Responsibilities:    

Design and construct exhibits under tight deadlines in collaboration with museum team. 

Create and lead exhibits and education ad hoc committees.

Develop and implement fun & exciting STEAM programs both onsite and offsite, including daily museum programming, field trips, camps/workshops, and community outreach events.

Develop and manage the annual Exhibits and Education budget and provide regular reports to the Executive Director.

Ensure the museum’s programs complement the MN Pre-K-12 Academic Standards.

Manage Museum Educators and museum volunteers.

Assist with reservation management in partnership with the Executive Director.

Develop & implement special events, camps & workshops for museum members & community members.

Assist with museum fundraising events.

Develop and facilitate staff & volunteer training and development opportunities.

Serve as a liaison for visiting artists and community program presenters.

Assist with coordinating and scheduling vendors for special program days.

Build relationships with area early learning educators and organizations to enhance our early learning and K-12 programming.


More details

Deadline: 06/30/2024
Date Listed: 05/21/2024
Web Address: https://www.indeed.com/job/exhibits-and-education-director-fa2e689fc67dd35d
Job Status: Full Time
Exemption Status: Exempt
Salary: $50,000-$55,000
Application Instructions: https://www.indeed.com/job/exhibits-and-education-director-fa2e689fc67dd35d

Ad details

Organization : Duluth Children's Museum
City : Duluth
State/Prov : Minnesota
Country : United States