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Employment Opportunities

Massillon Museum seeks Education and Outreach Manager, Full-Time
Interested applicants should direct a cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Executive Director, 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646
or electronically at jobs@massillonmuseum.org
DUE: No later than July 10, 2017 at 5:00pm

Massillon Museum seeks a full-time education and outreach manager to oversee the education department, and delegate effectively to the Programming Assistant under his/her supervision.  The Education and Outreach Manager will work closely with the executive director in developing content that aligns with the Museum’s mission. Specific responsibilities include managing and developing partnerships with schools to offer curriculum-based programs related to the Museum’s collection, in the Museum and/or the schools; setting learning standards for all education programming; managing outreach and liaising with schools, community groups, and other target audiences to arrange a program of field trips, guided tours and/or demonstrations; contributing to the design and interpretation of exhibitions and other public programming to enhance its educational value; coordinating the annual Celebration in Art K-12 student art exhibition, and display spaces adjacent to the educational classrooms; preparation of publications or media-based products for schools; preparation of promotional copy for all aspects of the educational programming; developing and implementing adult education programs related to the Museum’s collections and exhibitions; and developing and scheduling workshops and classes for adults and children within the Museum. 

Other responsibilities include managing contracted personnel who lead onsite and offsite educational programs; hiring and supervising any interns or staff members working in the education department; maintaining educational statistics for grant reporting; building and managing the docent program, with collaboration from other staff members; and managing diverse budgets and maintaining financial records for education department finances.  As the Museum is in the process of expanding the facility, the Education and Outreach Manager will have an opportunity to program the new space, and work closely with the staff to create interpretative content for the new exhibition galleries. 

Specific Programs for which this individual would be responsible on behalf of the Museum, in addition to other duties as assigned, include NEA Big Read, Traveling Treasures, Rhythms Concert Series, monthly Do the Mu series, and the annual Fun Fest.

About MassMu

The Massillon Museum is an AAM-accredited institution with a mission to collect, preserve and exhibit art and artifacts to enrich our community through education and experience.  Celebrating its 84th year, the Massillon Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit, making the arts accessible to all, and providing a home for community activities.  The Massillon Museum provides programs and educates the community in three ways: through its permanent collection, changing exhibitions, and educational programs.

Interested applicants should direct a cover letter and resume by mail to the attention of Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Executive Director, Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646, or electronically to: jobs@massillonmuseum.org no later than July 10, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Job Requirements

The Educator will have at least a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, arts education, history, or in museum studies, with at least two years of experience in education or program development.  He/she will have experience in the education and/or program area of a museum or cultural institution and will have the ability to design and implement educational programs.  This individual shall be highly motivated, organized, exhibit a professional demeanor, have the ability to work hands-on in a dynamic team setting, be proficient across multiple social media platforms, and meet deadlines.  Scout certification for working with Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups is required for this position, but can be obtained once hired.  Additional requirements include a demonstrated ability in written and oral communication and museum education techniques; grant writing or strong writing skills; knowledge of Ohio Learning Standards; knowledge of the Museum’s collections; and knowledge of evaluation methods.

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