Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
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Date Posted:
March 09, 2022

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Full-Time

Education Manager

Description:

About the Opportunity

The Cape Ann Museum (CAM) is a leading regional museum, a treasure and force unto itself on Cape Ann, at the epicenter of artistic and marine history in the Northeast. The Museum’s nationally significant collection includes fine and decorative arts and artifacts relating to Cape Ann’s earliest days as a major fishing and shipping port, its mid-19th century role in the granite industry, and the numerous artists who were attracted to its singular charms of light and sea, including such well known painters and sculptors as Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Cecilia Beaux, John Sloan, Edward Hopper, Milton Avery, Anna Hyatt Huntington and Walker Hancock.

In April 2019, CAM welcomed a new Director, Oliver Barker, who with the full support of the Board, is galvanizing the Museum in new and exciting ways leading up to the Museum’s upcoming 150th Anniversary and the City of Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary in 2023.

In addition to the main Museum, CAM in 2020 celebrated the opening of the Cape Ann Museum Green campus including the completion of the new Janet & William Ellery James Center which addresses the Museum’s critical needs for expanded collections storage, exhibition and community programming space, creating entirely new opportunities to engage, excite and connect with audiences.

Job Summary

Reporting to and working with the Head of Education & Engagement, the Education Manager will be responsible for the development, implementation, and outreach of education offerings at the Cape Ann Museum. CAM Education Programs include family programs at the Museum, school and family field trips, school partnerships, and professional development for area teachers. The Education Manager will also be responsible for creating educational gallery materials and developing new ways to teach based on the collection. As appropriate, the Education Manager will support the other activities of the Education and Engagement Department. This position includes diverse administrative responsibilities in education, public programming, and Museum operation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a wide variety of programs, partnerships, and materials to promote education at the Cape Ann Museum.
  • Engage and grow key relationships with area schools, educational partners, and community organizations.
  • Serve as instructor for the Museum’s youth, family, and school programs both at the Museum and off-site.
  • Coordinate outreach to support Education Programs including tables at community events.
  • Research, develop, and lead tours for school groups and other visitors.
  • Develop Massachusetts Core Curriculum based offerings.
  • Coordinate reservations with school groups and educational partners.
  • Write marketing materials for any Education Programs.
  • Maintain the CAM Studio.
  • Work directly with volunteers, docents, and interns.
  • Other duties as required.



Qualifications:

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 3-5 years of equivalent work experience in education with a strong interest in art, history, or museum studies.
  • Experienced in visitor engagement, education, or interpretation.
  • Excellent written communication, presentation, and research skills.
  • Experience with technology and social media.
  • Must be task oriented, detailed, and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be a team player, but able to work independently.
  • Proven ability to exercise diplomacy, discretion, confidentiality, and good judgment.
  • High regard for customer service and visitor experience.
  • Knowledge of Cape Ann community/history/art, preferable.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position from 9:00-5:00 Tuesday through Saturday. Some evenings and Sundays as required for programs.

How To Apply:
The Cape Ann Museum is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: resumes@capeannmuseum.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources, Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Apply by:
April 01, 2022
Salary:
$45,000 - $50,000
About this Organization:

The Cape Ann Museum (CAM) is a leading regional museum at the epicenter of artistic and marine history in the Northeast. The Museum’s nationally significant collections include fine and decorative arts and artifacts relating to Cape Ann’s earliest days as a major fishing and shipping port, its mid-19th century role in the granite industry, and the numerous artists who were attracted to its singular charms of light and sea, including such well known painters and sculptors as Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Cecilia Beaux, John Sloan, Edward Hopper, Milton Avery, Anna Hyatt Huntington and Walker Hancock.