To increase the participation of underserved audiences in museum programs and offerings by identifying and developing partnerships with youth-serving agencies which will result in increased museum attendance from these audiences.
Program Planning and Development
Is responsible for cultivation of new community partnerships while sustaining existing partnerships. Establishes goals, criteria, and guidelines for Community Programs.
Implementation and Evaluation
Schedules programs and operates within the Community Programs budget. Coordinates with Museum teaching staff to develop program themes and lessons, documents and evaluates student experiences and program progress.
Manages all aspects of Community Programs and the museum’s Scholarship Program including correspondence, record keeping, promotion/ solicitation.
Supervision and Oversight
Hire designated Community Program teacher and assistant and provide supervision to all part-time teachers and assistants working with Community Programs classes and events.
Collaborates with various youth-serving agencies to provide meaningful museum experiences. Also collaborates with museum staff to secure funding and promote programs.
Challenges and Opportunities
Through building and maintaining community partnerships and introducing new audiences to the museum through the Scholarship Program and classes, the Educator, Community Programs helps to facilitate the museum’s mission to become a vital partner in the educational and cultural life of Kansas City. The key to success is building relationships in the community and connecting with community organizations to bring them into the museum.
The incumbent must be able to successfully manage multiple partnerships. The incumbent must be flexible and possess excellent problem solving skills. In order to effectively supervise a staff of up to 12 part-time teachers and assistants, the incumbent must be an excellent communicator, be self-motivated and solution-oriented.
Bachelor’s degree and at least two years’ experience working with community programs, art programs, social work and/or working with special populations
Experience working with at-risk or special needs children
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.
Excellent communication (both oral and written) skills
Excellent time management, planning, and teamwork skills
Must be flexible, well organized, and possess excellent program management skills
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent may be required walk; sit; stand; climb stairs; talk; or kneel. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and must also be capable of operating a motor vehicle.