The San Diego Model Railroad Museum seeks a Manager, Education Programs who will develop, plan, implement, lead, and evaluate age-appropriate, high-quality programs and develop resources that engage children, families, and make the museum personally relevant and engaging to all audiences. S/he will work with staff across Museum departments as well as the broader museum and education communities to grow audiences for programs through outreach to family, community, and school networks and align programs with best practices in the field. The Manager will also develop and support programs and resources for multigenerational audiences, people with disabilities, and professional development programs for teachers, early childhood professionals, and parents.
•Identifies, develops, and manages all aspects of organizing and implementing family programs including themed family days, community outreach programming, teacher’s Open House and other events showcasing the museum.
•Develop, manage, and attend family and community programs, including workshops and Pre-K programs.
• Supervise, train, and schedule part-time Instructors/Staff, act as staff contact for program participants and Museum colleagues, perform outreach to promote workshops to target demographics, prepare and develop workshop equipment and supplies, collect data and prepare reports as required.
•Lead tour program, including developing appropriate and engaging tour outline for schools and groups, train volunteers and others to deliver meaningful tour experiences for families and students of all ages.
•Train and schedule volunteers to help with weekly family programming, community outreach, school tours, summer camps and presentations.
•Work with Marketing and Communications Department to promote early childhood programs, camps, community outreach – providing information, talking to reporters and speaking on camera.
•Develops and executes all curriculums for camps, workshops, school visits and weekly family activities.
•Organize, plan, conduct all administrative tasks, and teach up to eight weeks of Summer Camp.
•Primary person in charge of preparation, organization of programs, educational materials and supplies including: ordering, stocking, maintenance, storage, and setup.
•Maintain education events calendar including scheduling, Meet-Ups, outreach and Museum visits, reserving and tracking groups, and coordinating use of Museum classrooms and other program spaces.
•Schedule and train volunteers and/or paid Museum staff when they assist with workshops, tours, school visits, community outreach, family days, and family activities.
•Manage budgets for museum school programs, camps, family days, and Mac’s Kids Corner weekly activities.