The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio, a department of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio, is dedicated to teaching the lessons learned from the Holocaust which led to the systematic extermination of six million Jews and five million non-Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. The HMMSA programs focus on teaching the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy, and promoting respect for human dignity through the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides.
The HMMSA Education Manager oversees all aspects of the development of the HMMSA’s education curriculum, school and community tours, and educational outreach programs. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, creating, organizing, and facilitating innovative learning opportunities for broad and diverse audiences presented in various live and online formats.
The HMMSA Education Manager reports directly to the Museum Director. This position also supervises the Museum Engagement Coordinator and Curriculum Specialist, serves as primary staff for the Docent and Education committees. It works closely with the HMMSA and Jewish Federation staff in the execution of their duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinates the development and implementation of educational curriculums and innovative programming for student and adult audiences.
- Oversees the recruitment and training of HMMSA docents and volunteers.
- Builds and enhances partnerships with community education stakeholders at the national, state and local levels. (ie., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Texas Holocaust, Genocide & Antisemitism Advisory Commission, school districts)
- Identifies and develops educational resources and traveling exhibits for utilization by the community.
- Works in cooperation with planning committee to develop, schedule and execute annual Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week; includes presentations, resource materials and educator workshops.
- Utilizes assessment and evaluation strategies for museum programs, tours and content.
- Staffs and provides guidance to the Docent and Education Committees.
• Develops and organizes new temporary and traveling exhibits to expand and improve educational opportunities for visitors and the community.
• Guides the evolution and activities of the HMMSA’s exhibit and interactive experience, including technological improvements, as needed.
• Attend quarterly HMMSA Commission meetings.
• Supervises Curriculum Development Coordinator and HMMSA interns.
• Serves as staff for special HMMSA and Jewish Federation events.
• Bachelor’s Degree in education with relevant professional experience; minimum five years in education and/or museum field or related experience.
• Experience in developing and teaching lesson plans including learning objectives and measurement tools.
• Stellar writing and public presentation skills.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of community constituencies and in a team.
• Highly organized self-starter able to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
• Capable of managing competing priorities and pressures.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Office 365.
• Ability to work nights and weekends to staff the HMMSA, as well as attend meetings and special events.
• Pedagogical knowledge for creating effective teaching and learning environments for all students.
• Advanced degree in related field. (i.e., History, Human Rights, Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies, Education, Museum Education)
• 3-5 years’ experience working directly for or with a non-profit organization, museum or other educational institution.
The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature a level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.
To apply, please send a cover letter to [email protected].