AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT MANAGER (EDUCATION) (Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria College)

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Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria College

Victoria College's Cultural Affairs Department is hiring for a full-time, benefits eligible Audience Engagement Manager (Education) to work at the Museum of the Coastal Bend.  This posistion is responsible for providing meaningful experiences to diverse audiences onsite, online, and in the larger community while working directly with the Museum Director and other senior leaders to define the museum's strategies for learning, programming, and engagement.

Applications are accepted online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/victoriacollege/default.cfm. Contact Victoria College Human Resources at 361-582-2459.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. In alignment with the Museum’s mission, creates, develops, implements and evaluates formal learning, outreach, and public programming for a wide range of museum visitors onsite, online and in the larger community.
  2. Responsible for the creation and implementation of a formal education program which will complement school curriculum, support state educational standards, engage students, and fulfill teacher needs.
  3. Manages school field trips to the Museum, assists teachers/school groups in planning visits, coordinates reservations, provides tour materials, and follows up with teachers before and after group visits.
  4. Actively manages education and engagement activity volunteers, including recruitment, training, scheduling, and communicating.
  5. Develops, organizes, implements, and evaluates innovative public programs, group tours, and experiences (such as lectures, general admission activities, children’s camps, workshops, special events, etc.) that encourage and support the engagement of the Museum’s diverse audiences creatively and effectively.
  6. Works with exhibit designer(s) to develop interactive components for permanent and temporary exhibits.
  7. Actively and strategically develops relationships with curriculum coordinators, teachers, community groups and individuals, and external and internal customers towards the purpose of Museum promotion.
  8. Integrate data collection and assessment into programs to ensure improvement and growth.
  9. In partnership with the VC Development team, initiates, plans, and manages grants that support audience engagement efforts; assists in the cultivation of donors and general fundraising activities.
  10. Represents the museum in professional, academic and social forums.
  11. Participates in staff, board, and committee meetings to report, develop, implement, and evaluate educational and public programming; prepares monthly, annual, and other periodic reports analyzing and summarizing program attendance, successes, challenges and other relevant information.
  12. Works with appropriate museum and college staff to market programs; develops articles and relevant information for newsletters, website and other media outlets.
  13. Assists as needed with daily museum operations including staff supervision; opening and closing the museum and museum store; coordination of facilities and staffing needs for tours, meetings, and special events; membership communication; and promotions.
  14. Participates in the museum’s programmatic and intellectual life.
  15. Performs some overnight travel, weekend and evening duties as required.
  16. Performs other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Education, History, Archaeology, Museum Studies, or related field from an accredited college or university;
  2. Minimum of two year’s relevant experience in interpretation, public programming, or education at a museum, historical site, zoo, aquarium, archive, or other institution of informal learning.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Graduate degree in a related field and additional experience in a variety of cultural institutions and/or formal education setting.
  2. Knowledge of STEM topics and education.
  3. Experience managing volunteers.

Contact Information
Sue Prudhomme
Sue.Prudhomme@VictoriaCollege.edu