Concord Museum

53 Cambridge Turnpike
Concord, MA 01742

Date Posted:
May 09, 2017

Eastern Massachusetts



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.


Qualifications include:

· Bachelor’s Degree in history, art history, or a related field required; Master’s Degree strongly preferred in Museum Education or Education;

· Seven years of experience working in a museum environment, developing and implementing education and public programs;

· Five years of progressive leadership experience in a museum or a related field, with a minimum of three years supervising others;

· Knowledge of and experience in principles, practices, and techniques of museum education.

Skills and Abilities should include:

· Passion for the Concord Museum’s mission and for the changing role of museums in society;

· Experience in program areas, including public programming, school programming, interpretation, and visitor services;

· Team-building skills with a collaborative management style;

· Knowledge of/ experience with object-based learning/VTS;

· Willingness to work nights and weekends, as needed.

How To Apply:

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Apply by:
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.