The National Veterans Memorial and Museum seeks an Education and Outreach Manager.

The Education and Outreach Manager is responsible for overseeing all the NVMM’s educational activities and programs. This position will provide critical strategic planning for all educational initiatives, ensuring they convey the NVMM’s mission of honoring American’s contributions through military service, connecting civilians with Veterans and their military experience, inspiring visitors to serve their community and nation as citizens, and educating the K-12 audience and beyond about the history and value of public service.

The Manager is responsible for the research, creation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all educational programs, as well as ensuring these programs complement and supplement the exhibition program. The Manager will meet and work with education and community leaders locally and nationwide to create, write and deliver educational curriculum and outreach programs within the physical museum and digital space that supports local and national communities. This is unique opportunity to expand on an existing education program. This position will report directly to the Museum Director.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a wide variety of educational curriculum-based programs for educators which includes brainstorming ideas, writing, and editing.

  • Ensure curriculum and programming meet the objectives of AAM and NVMM learning standards.

  • Develop and implement onsite and digital educational curriculum and learning aids for the

  • K-12 audience, specifically youth engagement outside of school hours including home schooling, scouting programs and community outreach.

  • Seek out new opportunities and partnerships that promote the NVMM’s mission to reach new audiences.

  • Provide assistance and support for solicitation and fund-raising efforts to support program objectives.

  • Create and sustain a business model to support education programming.

  • Create and sustain network of education and outreach partnerships to foster growth and development of Museum programming.

  • Provide consistent follow-up and communication to all constituents, to include donors and key staff, of program and outreach outcomes.

  • Book speakers, artists, and other public programming figures for education and outreach programs conducted at the museum, online or off-site.

  • Publish regularly public-facing public program calendars

  • Create and sustain a year-long program and outreach marketing strategy.

  • Hire, supervise and train museum education staff to facilitate daily programming.

  • Ensures museum educators, volunteers and staff adhere to format and content of museum curriculum.

  • Remain current on trends in education and learning processes.

  • Consistently monitor and evaluate program success.

  • Assume a leadership role for programs or initiatives when appropriate.

  • Participate in special NVMM events and planning committees when appropriate.

  • Some weekends and evenings may be required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

In the performance of their major duties and responsibilities, all employees of the organization are expected to fulfill the following:

  • Gain a general understanding of United States Veterans.

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.

  • Interact professionally with other employees, constituents, and vendors.

  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.

  • Work independently, while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Museum Studies, or fields related to the museum’s mission preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Previous military service preferred but not required.

  • Minimum 2-4 years of professional experience, experience in early childhood, K-12 education, adult programming, or museum education is preferred.

  • Experienced track record of building educational programs that are sustainable.

  • Knowledge and understanding of cultural institutions; particularly of museums.

  • Proficiency with MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other related software applications.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to interact with persons of diverse jobs, backgrounds, and personalities.

  • Ideal candidates are detailed-oriented, organized, and have a strong understanding of NVMM’s

  • mission or a desire to learn.

  • Candidates should demonstrate superior discretion, judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent critical thinking skills, oral and written communication skills.

  • Deadline driven and ability to prioritize competing tasks, while maintain efficiency.

Salary range: $55,000 to $70,000

Job classification: Full-time, salary

To apply: Click on the link: Applications will be accepted for this position through January 31, 2022. Only selected qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls will be accepted.

The NVMM is an  equal opportunity employer and  does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or military veteran status.

Posted: December 28, 2021
Deadline: January 31, 2022

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