Toledo Museum of Art seeks a Senior Manager of Education & Programming.

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) seeks a dynamic Senior Manager of Education & Programming to assist with shaping and advancing the overall museum educational programming priorities for our school and teacher stakeholder group(s). Reporting to the Director of Education, the Senior Manager of Education & Programming is responsible for the management of the experiential and education enrichment with local schools/teachers, and the Museum’s docent program(s). This position will be responsible for providing strategic direction and collaboration on additional areas of the Education department including major programs and events.

TMA seeks to become the model art museum in the United States for its commitment to quality and its culture of belonging. This vision and the ways in which it is operationalized are established in the Museum’s Strategic Plan as well as its integrated Belonging Plan’s goals address our organization’s effort at structural change to promote diversity, equity, access and inclusion. Our organization seeks employees, gallery artists, volunteers and interns who offer diverse perspectives.

Key accountabilities:

  • Manages the overall experiential museum education programming for School and Teacher Programs.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Education to co-manage the Docent Program, which includes a new pathway educational training program implementation.
  • Manages the development of experiential and pedagogy curriculums for school programs including teacher resources, and Docent-led experiential tour activities, which reflects our museum collection and special exhibitions.
  • Manages the development and leads PreK-12 teacher experiential professional development experiences and co-leads the weeklong Teacher Institute annually with the Director of Education.
  • Serves as a primary source of museum education information and communication for our school and teacher stakeholder group(s) through dynamic experiential education (school tour) brochures, and quarterly newsletters.
  • Provides guidance and oversight on the museum major programs and events and manages the day-to-day activities of the Programs & Events Specialist.
  • Manages relationships with key stakeholders and partners externally and internally to deliver dynamic experiential and social learning programs and events that enhance the museum reputation for major and annual programs including TMA’s Block Party, Juneteenth Celebration, and TMA’s Great Art Escape.
  • Models the way for the Museum’s commitment to quality and belonging. Acts as a visitor advocate always which includes acknowledging visitors and striving to make them feel welcome, comfortable, and eager to return.
  • Serves as department head in the absence of the department Director of Education.
  • Manages some Education staff members and/or interns.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, or related field.
  • Art Education preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in museum education.
  • 3 years of management experience.

Specialized Knowledge, Competencies and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the TMA collection or program experience is desired.
  • Demonstrated outstanding communication skills at all levels; demonstrated ability to obtain consensus from diverse stakeholders and ability to lead and influence without authority.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time- sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

Work Environment: Standard open concept office work environment shared with staff, 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, smart board, and phone system. The person in this position frequently communicates with public membership and staff who have inquiries and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations; the person in this position frequently attends events inside and outside of TMA, with non-standard work hours, including evenings and weekends with occasional overnight travel.


  • 25 Days of Paid Time Off Annually
  • 6 Paid Holidays Annually
  • 2 Paid Floating Holidays Annually
  • 3 Paid Volunteer Days Annually
  • Birthday Paid Day Off
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 403b Retirement Savings Plan
  • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Term Life and AD&D Insurance Plans
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Museum Family Membership
  • Employee Discounts in the Museum Store, Café, Studio Art Classes, & More!

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. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Human Resources at [email protected] or (567)-666-0387.

Salary range: $61,800 - $77,254

Job classification: Full-time, salary

To apply: Apply on the Toledo Museum of Art website: Deadline to apply is April 8, 2024.

Posted: March 25, 2024
Deadline: April 8, 2024

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