Job Opportunity: Outreach Education Manager
BMoCA’s Outreach Education Manager (OEM) leads, manages, and evaluates BMoCA’s seven core youth and adult education programs which are delivered on-site at the museum’s flagship facility, and off-site at various regional schools, libraries and other venues. Additionally, the Manager works to generate revenue through tours, programs and workshops related to BMoCA’s exhibitions, including leading the development of BMoCA’s new series of adult art classes. The position is supported in these efforts by Museum Educators and part-time employees, who are hired and supervised by the OEM, and are responsible for curriculum development, teaching and supporting BMoCA education programs. The OEM also cultivates relationships with key education program partners and venues, and lends strategic and creative thinking to education program-specific fundraising efforts. The Outreach Education Manager reports directly to the Deputy Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Management and Oversight
- Lead & provide oversight for BMoCA’s education programs, including Young Artists at Work, Art Stop on the Go, Art Stop, Studio Project Teen Program, ARTlab, Contemporary Classroom, Youth and School Tours and Workshops, and the adult education SPARK! program.
- Manage education programming for regional library exhibitions in collaboration with library partners and the Assistant Curator of Community Engagement.
- Lead the development of expanded earned revenue education programs on-site at the flagship and at venue partners, including multi-week classes, tours and workshops.
- Provide oversight to Education Department program staff regarding special events (i.e. Día del Niño, Día de los Muertos, etc.).
- Cultivate and steward relationships with education program partners, including school teachers and district level arts coordinators, library programming leaders, and assisted living programming leads.
- Create Family Gallery Guides for the three on-site flagship exhibitions in consultation with the Curator and Graphic Designer.
- Partner with Marketing Manager to cultivate and build education program audiences, including providing necessary program descriptions, marketing content and images for education programs; explore development of a quarterly youth programs e-newsletter.
- In collaboration with the Deputy Director, hire, train, and manage contract art educators, part-time employees, and interns.
- Oversee the accurate tracking of contracts, hours, mileage reimbursement, supply requests, invoices and receipts for education staff.
- Provide oversight and guidance to museum educators to develop program curricula, classroom materials, gallery tour scripts, etc.
- Build rapport among contract educators through regular individual and group check-ins, and informal training meetings, as warranted.
- Provide opportunities for celebration and recognition of education programs among educators and to the whole staff.
- Be the champion of the education programs to the entire BMoCA staff.
Budgeting & Evaluation
- Maintain and oversee evaluation processes to collect program feedback; incorporate learnings and make recommended program adjustments.
- Ensure accurate documentation of education program impact, including attendance and images needed for grant applications and reports.
- Assist with grant writing and education-specific funding strategic planning as requested.
- Create program budgets, and manage and track program expenses; Cultivate opportunities for in-kind donations, as warranted; work with accountant to ensure invoices are paid accurately.
- Assist with Afield and ARTMIX, BMoCA’s key fundraising events.
- Complete other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Deputy Director.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education, Art, Education or related field preferred
- 3+ years experience in education program planning and administration
- K-12 classroom experience strongly preferred
- Demonstrated past experience in curriculum development
- Demonstrated past experience managing direct reports
- Past experience in museums or other cultural organizations a plus
- Bilingual in Spanish a plus
- Ability to lead and manage employees, contractors and interns
- Excellent administration and organizational skills, including ability to plan and organize multiple projects, prioritize duties, meet deadlines, manage budgets, track and evaluate results
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills to cultivate relationships within museum team and with external partners
- Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a part of a team
- Up to date technology skills; proficiency with Google Suite a plus
- Ability to periodically lift up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to routinely walk up and down stairs.
- Hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle in the event duties require pick up and drop off of materials.
- Specific vision abilities included, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Hours & compensation
This role is a full-time, exempt position and typical working hours are 40 hours/week, 9am-5pm Monday through Friday on-site at the museum. The position may require periodic work at off-site locations and on weekends and evenings as required by the Museum’s education and events calendars.
The salary range for this position is $50,000-$60,000 based on experience and includes health and dental benefits, paid vacation, access to a 401K plan, a RTD EcoPass, and a complimentary gym membership to One Boulder Fitness.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.