Education and Community Program Manager

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Education and Community Program Manager


Reports to: Assistant Director

Relationships: Works in close coordination with the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions and Studio Manager

Purpose: To build a bridge of accessibility between surrounding communities and BMMOG. Establishes the museum as a welcoming and neighborhood place for all members of the community. Enhancing quality of life through program partnerships with diverse and engaged audiences. Engage traditionally underserved segments of the community especially those with cognitive, physical, social or emotional needs and those at-risk.

Salaried Exempt Full Time at $38,000 – 42,000/yr., some weekends and evening

Job description:

·         Design and implement current community educational programs and initiatives that strengthen the BMMOG’s engagement and impact in the community, including but not limited to: lesson and curriculum planning (alignment with Visual Thinking Strategies, STEAM, and Visual Arts standards) plus hands-on prep and instruction in conjunction with BMMOG’s collection and exhibitions.

·         Create, monitor and update with various stakeholders the museum’s visitor experience plan and adherence to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement and ongoing work. Monitor goals and benchmarks, communicate feedback to various stakeholders. Create surveys and best practices for visitor engagement to ensure the successful future of the museum.

·         Works as part of the lead staff to ensure re-accreditation for the museum.

·         Strategically identify and cultivate a variety of educational community partners, inclusive of diverse communities and across professional fields. Secure engagement with local/regional K-12 and college schools for field trips, outreach and develop programming to meet their needs.

·         Be primary lead/contact for the BMMOG’s major public outreach events such as Art After Dark and Art Festival and also work to develop earned income programs for community outreach.

·         Work cross-departmentally with BMMOG Development and Engagement to provide content towards current and potential funding opportunities such as grants and sponsorships. This will include, but not be limited to, program content, budgets, timelines, assessment and evaluation, and program documentation.

·         Serve as a lead educator for museum’s tours, events and outreach programs.

·         Represent the museum within the community with a goal to inform and inspire increased active participation in Museum programs.

·         Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates: 1 intern each spring and fall, plus 2 or more docents for programming assistance.  Provides direction and support ensuring their activities are aligned with museum priorities.

Skills and Experience: A passion and knowledge for/of community and the arts, with 3+ years of experience in program development and implementation. Intermediate to Expert proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Outlook, plus social media skills. Excellent written, verbal skills, with strong interpersonal, self-awareness and empathy skills.

Education/Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Art Therapy, Arts Education, Studio Art, Arts Administration/Management or other related fields. Masters Degree in Art, Glass or Museum Studies/Art History preferred.

Knowledge and Abilities:

·         The position needs enthusiasm and a commitment to the mission and vision of the museum as well as being a positive person, interacting courteously and respectfully with both internal and external individuals.

·         Critical thinker and self-starter who is willing to work proactively to identify key priorities and work across teams to implement the necessary solutions.

·         Ability to bring forward-looking approach to solving current challenges and initiatives.

·         Strong logistical experience, with commitment to details.

·         Presents a professional, businesslike image to all co-workers, visitors, customers and the public.

·         An ability to foster trust and keep all information confidential.

·         Must be self-aware, self-regulated, motivated, empathetic



Benefits at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass


The following benefits apply to any regularly-scheduled position of 30 hours per week or more at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. This is a general listing and not for public distribution. Please refer to the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Employee Handbook for specific benefits information and examples.



Paid Time Off (PTO) – to be used for vacation, sick, and personal time off

–       15 pro-rated days after 1 year of service, awarded on July 1, first day of the fiscal year. Days are pro-rated according to number of regularly-scheduled weekly hours.

–       After first 6 months of service, PTO time will be awarded, pro-rated to number of months remaining in fiscal year.


Holiday Pay – paid holiday leave to observe the following designated holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and December 24th, 25th, and 26th. Hours are pro-rated according to number of regularly-scheduled weekly hours.


401k Retirement Plan – After 1 year of service and 1,000 hours worked, employees age 21 or over are eligible to enter plan on next entry date of January 1 or July 1. The museum’s safe harbor matching contribution will be a 100% (dollar-for-dollar) matching contribution on salary deferrals up to 3% of compensation plus a 50% matching contribution on any additional salary deferrals above 3% up to 5% of compensation.


Health Insurance – employee health insurance covered at 75% premium by museum/ 25% by employee. Extension of coverage to family 50% premium by museum/ 50% by employee. Eligible for coverage on 1st of month following 30 days of service.


Dental and Vision Insurance – premium 100% by employee, eligible for coverage on 1st of month following 30 days of service


Life and Disability Insurance – eligible for coverage on 1st of month following 30 days of service


Museum Membership – includes discounts in shop and classes. Also includes North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association membership


Bereavement Leave – A maximum of three consecutive days of paid bereavement leave, as needed, may be granted in the event of death of an immediate family member. One day of paid bereavement leave may be granted in the event of death of other relatives for the funeral.


Associated Bank: Through a partnership with Associated Bank, museum employees can enjoy “Bank at Work” financial webinars and also bank account benefits.





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