Director of Youth & Family Education

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Director of Youth & Family Education
Apply by May 31, 2022

The McLean County Museum of History is currently seeking to hire a full-time Director of Youth & Family Education to work directly with the Director of Community Education and Director of Adult Education to reimagine and support programs and outreach for youth and their families, furthering the educational mission of the Museum as a whole. The successful candidate would ideally begin working no later than June 30, 2022. Salary range is $37,000-$45,000 depending on experience and includes a competitive benefits package.

The Museum’s Education Department consists of three full-time staff members as noted above. Each position is responsible for serving the needs of its primary audiences through the development and implementation of educational programming, but is expected to work collaboratively to develop department goals, grow and foster new relationships with community groups and schools, and share in the day-to-day operations of managing the department and its budget.

The Director of Youth & Family Education is responsible for researching, developing, presenting, and overseeing educational programs for students and families. Works collaboratively with the Director of Community Education and Director of Adult Education to develop mission-driven, public programming inspired by the Museum’s exhibits, collections, and other programs; and on daily departmental duties. Accountable to fellow Directors of Education, and reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include:

Primary Responsibilities

Develops, presents, and facilitates museum-inspired on- and offsite school programs for students and teachers aligned with Illinois State Board of Education requirements (including the Museum’s MUSE 2U loan kit program)
Maintains and fosters relationships with ROE 17 school districts, private, and home school networks, with particular emphasis on McLean County school groups
Direct markets educational programs and materials to schools and teachers in that region
Develops, presents, and facilitates non-curricular, museum-inspired on- and offsite programs for area children and families (including camps, afterschool programs, and other events)
Collaborates with Director of Community Education to schedule and implement on- and offsite special events (including exhibit openings, cultural and holiday events, film showings, open houses, etc.)
Co-facilitates annual Evergreen Cemetery Walk
Plans and facilitates professional development and growth opportunities for teachers and community partners
Enhances and maintains Discovery Room interactives
Contributes to weekly Museum Pantagraph column, Pieces from Our Past, on a rotating basis
Manages and supervises interns and volunteers in cooperation with Director of Volunteers and Interns
Collaborates with Director of Marketing and Community Relations to promote program offerings and resources
Generates social media content, and represents the Museum in the media (including radio and television interviews) when relevant
Coordinates with Development Department to identify funding sources for program offerings

Secondary Responsibilities

Assists with facilitation of Senior Reminiscence programs as needed
Collaboratively manages attendance numbers for Education programs
Collaboratively creates department budget and bimonthly (every two months) board report. Primary contact for each on a rotating basis
Participates in Museum staff and board committees
Participates in professional organizations in the Museum Education field
Performs other tasks as needed by the department
Carries out other tasks as directed by the Executive Director

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Executive Director Julie Emig at by May 31, 2022.

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