The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History is seeking a creative, energetic, and detail- oriented Manager of Education to support our growing education programming. The Museum serves people of numerous backgrounds, and the Manager of Education will play a key role in expanding the diversity of our audiences through in-person and virtual programming. We seek someone with a passion for education, inquiry-based learning, experience working with volunteers, and a keen sense of how historical stories can be made relevant to our present-day lives. The ideal candidate will be familiar with formal and informal education methods, be able to create digital content and marketing materials, passionate about museums, and committed to The Weitzman's mission. More information about the Museum is available at www.theweitzman.org.
Reporting to the Director of Education, the Manager of Education will coordinate, market, plan, and implement in-person and virtual educational programming for visitors, school-aged youth, and adults, and educators. They will also be part of the team providing group visits, family days, teacher professional development, school outreach, partnership events, and performances. Expect to participate in the Museum’s acclaimed National Educators Institute, work with our OpenBook curriculum, and cross- departmental projects and planning. In fulfillment of the Museum’s commitment to representing the full diversity of people on its staff, applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position.
Applicants should be prepared to:
- Deliver existing in-person and on-line educational programs to audiences of all
- Develop new programs that advance the museum’s vision for its
- Plan and implement family programming, outreach events, and other community engagement
- Create digital content, marketing materials, and maintain the Education page of the Museum's
- Engage with educators and educational institutions throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and
- Help diversify the Museum’s audiences, among Jews and people of all
- Coordinate and maintain evaluation data about visits to the
- Collaborate with the Visitor Services Manager on group visits to ensure that each group has an excellent experience at every stage of communication with the
- Support our docent volunteers and docent continuing education
- 2-4 years of experience working in a museum or other educational institution
- Proven experience in program development for informal and formal educational settings
- Detail oriented
- Strong written and verbal communication
- Creative, strategic thinker who loves exploration, experimentation, and play
- Ability to multi-task, effectively prioritize responsibilities, and complete projects in a timely manner while maintaining a high level of professionalism
- Excited about people and welcomes everyone with a smile
- Seeker of new challenges as well as new and exciting ways to engage visitors of all ages
- Open-minded and excited by change because every day is different at The Available to work on Sunday or evenings, as responsibilities require
- Available to travel as necessary
Please submit a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]
Salary Range for this position is $50k - $58k, based on experience. The Weitzman offers a competitive package of benefits including health, dental, vision, retirement, family leave and more.
About the Museum
The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, located on Historic Independence Mall, brings more than 360 years of American Jewish history to life. Tracing the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans, the Museum invites visitors of all heritages to share their own stories and reflect on how history and identity shape and are shaped by the American experience. An open door for all, The Weitzman honors the past and propels the future by fueling imagination and ideas, culture and community, leadership and service, in ways that turn inspiration into action.
The Weitzman is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to workplace diversity and to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, parental status, or veteran status.
All employees working on the Museum floor and during public events are required to provide or complete background checks and child abuse clearances.