The Toledo Museum of Art seeks a School & Teacher Programs Coordinator.

Working with the Assistant Director of Education, assures positive relationship with schools and teachers. Serves as the primary liaison and the program coordinator for TMA teacher professional development including the Teacher Leaders program. Supports TMA school partnerships and the school tour program as needed.

Key Accountabilities

  • Promotes teacher professional development programs through communication with schools, Docents, the community, internal partners, and other organizations, including assisting with queries regarding these programs.

  • Develops and maintains familiarity with the scope of the Museum collection and K-12 school tours to provide relevant professional development programs which highlight Museum collections.

  • Develops and maintains familiarity with Ohio’s New Learning Standards and National Common Core Standards across disciplines to provide relevant professional development programs which meet student needs.

  • Acts as an ambassador for education department and Museum staff in the educational community.

  • Coordinates teacher program logistics including recruitment, scheduling, and budgeting.

  • Maintains and provides effective communication regarding teacher programs with all members of the Education staff, Docents, and other staff as necessary.

  • Assists with developing and revising school program curriculum as needed.

  • Serves as the primary source of communication for our school and teacher audience through the school tour brochure and quarterly teacher newsletter.

  • Maintains Teacher Leader website.

  • Working with Assistant Director of Education develops and implements a pilot classroom outreach program.

  • Working with the Assistant Director of Education revises and digitizes the early childhood curriculum and related teacher professional development programs.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Relationships: Works closely with other members of the Education and Engagement Team and receives assignment/work direction from Assistant Director of Education. Works across departments and with other Museum staff as appropriate. Regularly engages with area teachers and school administrators.

Specialized Knowledge, Competencies, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in art education or related field.

  • Two years of experience with curriculum development.

  • Basic Word and Excel skills, and accurate recordkeeping and report generation (preferred) employing a database; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Coursework in education preferred with an understanding of Ohio’s New Learning Standards and Model Curriculum.

  • Previous classroom or gallery teaching experience preferred.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

  • Customer Focus – seeks to understand our audience, understands program offerings and educates customers, builds collaborative relationships, takes action to meet teacher needs and concerns, sets up customer feedback systems to better serve needs.

  • Work Management – ability to manage work that includes working both independently and with a group to accomplish tasks; schedule and plan time to accomplish tasks while still maintaining reference desk and assisting customers; must understand the urgency of deadlines and effectively complete time-sensitive tasks.  Must be a self-starter able to identify projects/staff in need of assistance during slow periods.

  • Adaptability – ability to change with new situations, policies and modes of production as well as working with a variety of diverse backgrounds; ability to handle a varied workload, to multi-task, be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills and good follow-through. 

Physical Requirements and Works Environment: Standard open office work environment shared with co-workers, with related phone, computer and printer noise.  Position requires ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, printer and phone system; the person in this position communicates with other museums or museum professionals and must be able to conduct themselves accordingly; hours may include some evenings and weekends as necessary.

Salary: $35-$40,000

Job classification: Full-time, hourly

To apply: To apply submit a cover letter and resume to Deadline to apply: August 31, 2019. The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace.

Posted: July 12, 2019
Deadline to apply: August 31, 2019