Director of Education and Public Programs
Reporting to the Executive
Director, the Director of Education and Public Programs at the Concord Museum
is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating the Museum’s
educational programming, which enhances understanding of Concord's history and
the relevance of the Museum's collections for audiences of all ages.
The Director of Education and
Public Programs shapes the strategic direction for the Department and serves as
a member of the Museum’s senior management team. The Concord Museum is in the
midst of a major building project, including the construction of a new
Education Center, Museum renovations, and campus improvements to engage new and
broader audiences with Concord’s history and the extensive collections of the
Concord Museum. The Director of Education and Public Programs will shape the
direction of exciting new close-looking learning experiences in the History
Learning Center, increased public programming and community engagement, and a
dynamic new visitor experience.
The Director of Education and
Public Programs is responsible for public programs, interpretation, school
programs, group tours, and visitor services. The position also serves on the Museum’s
Exhibition Team, which includes the Executive Director, Curator, Manager of
Exhibitions and Design, and Collections Manager. The position oversees a
Manager of Student, Group, and Family Learning (full-time); a Public Programs
Coordinator (full-time); a Manager of School Partnerships (part-time); an
Education Assistant (part-time); a team of part-time Head Guides (5), educators
(15), interpreters (20); and related staff.
Degree in history, art history, or a related field required; Master’s Degree
strongly preferred in Museum Education or Education;
years of experience working in a museum environment, developing and
implementing education and public programs;
years of progressive leadership experience in a museum or a related field, with
a minimum of three years supervising others;
of and experience in principles, practices, and techniques of museum education.
and Abilities should include:
for the Concord Museum’s mission and for the changing role of museums in
in program areas, including public programming, school programming,
interpretation, and visitor services;
skills with a collaborative management style;
of/ experience with object-based learning/VTS;
to work nights and weekends, as needed.
June 30, 2017
Salary is commensurate with experience.
About this Organization:
Founded in 1886, the Concord Museum has a nationally significant collection of over 35,000 objects, widely emulated education programs, and an active changing exhibition program. The Museum educates visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary, and cultural life. Renowned as the site of one of the first battles of the American Revolution and the home of great American writers and thinkers, including Emerson and Thoreau, Concord has long been a popular destination. The Museum is a center for cultural enjoyment for the region and a gateway to the town of Concord for visitors from around the world. The collection includes American icons such as Paul Revere's lantern; the contents of Henry David Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond; major Revolutionary War holdings; and exceptionally well-documented furniture, clocks, silver, ceramics, textiles and other artifacts. Accredited by AAM since 1973, the Museum is open 362 days a year and is located 20 miles from Boston.