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Senior Education Manager

The Leonardo
Salt Lake City, UT
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: Senior Education ManagerSalary Level: $ 65,000 Commensurate with experienceStatus: Full-Time, Salary, Exempt Department: ProgramsReports to: Associate Executive Director About the Organization: Over the last decade, The Leonardo, in downtown Salt Lake City, has forged a new museum experience that fuses science, technology, and art with hands-on learning through exhibits, educational programs, and community outreach. It is our mission to inspire creativity and innovation in our visitors and serve as a community hub to explore global conversations with a local perspective. and serves as a one of a kind venue for extraordinary events. The Leonardo is committed to providing a friendly, diverse, and safe work environment. About the Position: The Leonardo seeks a passionate educator with experience in informal and formal learningenvironments to oversee the museum’s school programs. The Senior Education Manager will oversee all of The Leonardo’s K-12 programs, ranging from field trips, workshops and teacher trainings to statewide school outreach, summer camps and the MindRiot program. This position will also represent The Leonardo with the ‘ISEE’ group; a group of other informal science providers. The Senior Education Manager ensures all educational programs are staffed and have compelling curriculum, and acts as the advocate for teacher needs in the organization, based on a thorough understanding of the education system, core curriculum and educational offices such as USOE. The Senior Education Manager also works closely with the Senior Program Operations Manager to promote and design offerings for teachers that meet their needs and align to the mission of The Leonardo. S/he also interfaces with the Visitor Services and Exhibits departments to ensure that K-12 students and teachers receive a quality experience and that programs are delivered effectively. In addition, Senior Education Manager role is to work with education experts to build and lead a community of educators who are passionate about The Leonardo and its mission and see The Leonardo as a place to exchange ideas and best practices. S/he supports community learning using education resources in The Leonardo and promotes the free flow of ideas and resources between school programs, exhibits and other community learning programs. A key responsibility will be to staff departmental needs, the Education Advisory Ad-hoc Committee, along with the Teacher Professional Development Ad-hoc Committee, and work with these groups to promote The Leonardo’s offerings in the educational community, and to help grow this group into actively engaged advocates. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Administrative DutiesBring fresh energy, humanity, and passion to The Leonardo communityOversee and mentors a team of STEAM Educators to design, test and deliver ISEE workshops/LOW and program curriculum to ensure high teaching standardsTrack and analyze data from school programs to gauge teacher satisfaction and student impact and provide recommendations based on insightsEnsure the infrastructure of Leo On Wheels and Field Trips is sustainable and strategic, and making improvements where necessary Take ownership of iSEE grant tracking and fulfillment, which covers field trips and Leo On Wheels Oversee summer camp content development and execution, ensuring the highest satisfaction rate for participants and their familiesWith the AED, design and plan the long-term strategy for teacher & school partnerships and opportunities for educators in UtahEnsure year-over year growth in students servedMaintain the school programs outreach strategy and oversee the Education Admin Assistant and other resources to ensure local and statewide impact in sign-ups and bookingsTrain, mentor, and provide feedback to ensure education facilitators/specialists can lead exciting floor demos, workshops, and Leo On Wheels programsRun workshops for training staff as neededWork with Sr Program Operations Manager in designing, testing, and implementing new programs including coding classes, Mind Riot, and new afterschool programs as neededEnsure all educational programs are staffed and have compelling curriculumWork with curriculum writers and other education staff to ensure content isdeveloped and critically reviewed for relevance and accuracy and teacher buy-inActively develop curriculum for field trips, Leo on Wheels and school workshopsDevelop pre-and post-materials for teachersWork with Teacher Development Ad-hoc Committee to host Teacher Think Tanks and focus groupsEducated on developments in the education community, including changes tothe Utah core curriculum (/tmp/temp-244924105.docx May 2, 2022)Coordinate ongoing Teacher Preview EventsIn cooperation and support with Marketing Department, coordinate and drive teacher membership programWork with Marketing team to develop a compelling and dynamic ‘Learning’ site that attracts educators from Utah and beyondAct as a representative for teacher interests and thoroughly understands teacherand curriculum needs and how The Leonardo exhibits and programs can supportthose needsEngage teacher advisory and focus groups consisting of target audiences andlearning expertsEvaluate success and measurable impact of all education programs, and reports on learnings/findings Collaborate with Development to ensure grants are tracked and reported in a timely mannerInterfaces with the ISEE group and creates the Annual Report for USOEConduct ongoing assessment of The Leonardo’s progress in meeting teacher and student needs. Also works to make sure that all Education programming is firmly grounded in Core standards, ILOs and creative/higher level thinking skills promoted by the Leo Cultivate positive relationships with teachers, and other education stakeholdersPromote The Leonardo education programs for grades K – 12 via print and electronic media including website, e-blasts, e-newsletters and special eventsActively sends out materials to teachers, principals, district specialists, curriculum writers, etc. to promote school programs and teacher programs with informative and timely informationResearch best practices field trip, outreach, teacher training and youth development programs at other museums that can implemented within the LeoGenerate education newsletter, and actively grows its subscriber base with relevant content Content DutiesCreate compelling educational content, exhibits, and interactions for the Leo on Wheels outreach program Develop creative and innovative field trip programming that is content appropriate,exciting, inspiring, mission aligned and informed by informal science education bestpractices Actively facilitate program evaluationPropose and develop new outreach programs or ideas for improvement of existingprogramsManage Educator Membership programDevelop content for program brochures, website, and education newsletters Develop and maintain training materials (written training manual, instructional videos, etc.) Operations DutiesWith Education Booking and Sales Rep, coordinate LOW operations for upcoming visits including teacher communication, supplies, facilitator accommodations and per diems Conduct pre and post LOW surveys Maintain accurate records of school program statistics Compile and analyze school program data for reporting (/tmp/temp-244924105.docx May 2, 2022)Oversee LOW appearance and safety of vehicleActively maintain LOW exhibits (appearance and function)Procure school program supplies as needed and as approved within budget (as approved by manager)Actively oversee and grow engagement of LOW social media platforms Facilitation and Training DutiesDeliver offsite programs at middle and junior high schools throughout the state (travelingapproximately two weeks per semester)Facilitate education programs and events at the museum or other venues Mentor Interns Requirements:Minimum of 5 years of education experience, preferably including both formal and informal experienceSome data tracking and analysis experienceProven ability to design and lead engaging curriculum to all agesProven leadership abilities and strong interpersonal skillsAbility to proactively prioritize, manage multiple projects and follow through on issues in a timely mannerWell versed in understanding Utah’s education system, teacher needs andstandards.Curious and passionate about learningPeople management skills and a proven track record in building strong teamsExperience as a classroom teacher (science strongly preferred)Experience teaching in informal learning environmentsAbility to inspire creativity and implement hands-on, inquiry-based learningin both formal and informal educationDemonstrated track record in creating innovative, compelling curriculumDeep interest in science, art, and/or technologySelf-motivated and able to work well under pressure in a team environmentPossess a high degree of initiative, integrity, and accuracyExcellent communication skills (verbal and written) requiredExcellent organizational abilities and the ability to meet or exceed deadlines are criticalThe ability to work well with others both as a team member and as a team leader What We Offer:Flexible scheduleOpportunity for creativity and growthA strong sense of purpose as we positively impact the lives of youth and adults across the state of UtahA vibrant, mission-led organizationCompetitive compensationSupportive, talented, and creative team membersComprehensive benefits package20 days flexible PTO/sick leave and 10 paid holidaysEmployee membership to The Leonardo Guest passes for family and friends401KOpportunity to participate in quarterly bonuses to be earned based on C-SAT and growth of the events business The Leonardo is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive culture both for our employees and the community we serve. We welcome and encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds, identities, cultures, gender/sexual or

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