Design Museum Boston

50 Milk St.16th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Date Posted:
February 05, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Education Program Manager


Design Museum Foundation is seeking an experienced, collaborative, and enthusiastic educator to grow the Museum’s education initiatives at a pivotal moment for the institution. The position is full-time and reports to the Executive Director.

The Education Program Manager will:

  • Manage short-term and long-term youth and adult education programs, including:Development, Administration, Budgeting, Scheduling, Training facilitators, volunteers, and other educators, Producing educational experiences, Evaluation and impact assessment
  • Produce engaging and impactful curriculum
  • Develop and foster relationships with students, teachers/administrators, and potential partners
Qualified applications will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • At least one to three years of museum education experience or similar environment.
  • Experience in teaching and working with students of all ages – from kids to CEOs.
  • Experience researching, developing, and teaching curriculum.
  • Design experience is a must, either personally or professionally.
  • Proven capability to work in a multicultural environment, including sensitivity and competency in working with individuals of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and lifestyle backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: listening, public speaking, oral and written communication.

Qualified applications will be:

  • A creative problem solver with a passion for design and education.
  • A self-starter who can receive direction but also contribute under uncertainty.
  • An efficient worker producing quality work on both short and long term projects.
  • Experience managing and producing multiple events at a time.
  • Observant, friendly, kind, respectful, supportive of others.
  • Able to absorb and adapt work based on feedback from management.
  • Goal oriented, but not afraid to admit when they need help.

Technical Skills Required:

  • Expertise in: Googledocs, Pages/Microsoft word, Keynote/Powerpoint
  • A/V: working with projectors/laptops, audio setup, microphones/cords/PA, etc
  • Experience design/presentation, attendee experience from start to finish
  • Curriculum writing and design, with the ability to make it accessible to any age
  • Graphic design skills (working knowledge of Adobe programs) is a plus!

Position requires:

  • Full-time commitment, which includes morning and evening events.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team, sometimes under high stress.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
How To Apply:

To apply:

Email cover letter and resume to

Cover letter should outline/detail experience.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above, or who have skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.

Apply by:
March 08, 2019
About this Organization:
Design Museum Boston is a public, nonprofit museum. Our mission is to educate the world on the role of design in our lives and to unite the community in ways that enrich our collective work, make businesses more competitive, and solve real-world problems more creatively. After all, design has the power to make our everyday lives more comfortable, more efficient, more exciting, more rewarding, more… better.