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Education Programs Manager

The Education Programs Manager is actively engaged with connecting school and family communities to the natural world through high quality, personal, and hands-on experiences. This individual leads a team of full-time and part-time staff, and interns who support the development and implementation of dynamic programming. The Education Programs Manager position is full-time and reports to the Director of Education. The Education Department provides hands-on learning experiences for children, youth, teachers and intergenerational groups of visitors in the arts and sciences to educate and inspire life-long learners.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume in a single PDF document.

Please state Education Programs Manager in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled and only those receiving an interview will be contacted. Candidates asked to interview will be required to prepare a demonstrated lesson using information provided.

Responsibilities

The Education Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of experiential, immersive learning opportunities for school and family audiences. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Oversees the Pre-K-12 programs (onsite and virtual programs, summer camps and partnerships) and Family Art Project, a year-round, drop-in-format weekend program.
  • Supervises the school and Family Art Project teams including full-time and part-time staff and interns.
  • Leads the development and facilitation of professional development workshops, which focus on aiding teachers, and other educational professionals, in curriculum development and integrating science and art into their curriculum.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with partner organizations, evaluating partnership programs and writing reports.
  • Provides training and support to promote a progressive, social, and environmental justice-oriented teaching and learning style.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Education, develops and refines program proposals, curricula, and evaluation metrics for partner organizations, such as Con Edison and the Bronx Institute.
  • Develops and monitors annual budget for school and Family Art Project programs.
  • Collaborates with education, arts and public programs on interdepartmental programming.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

The Manager must have experience working with school and family communities in an informal setting, and demonstrate cultural competency to work with diverse audiences. This individual must have supervisory experience and great competency with teaching and developing interdisciplinary curriculum, including natural science and the arts topics. In addition to experience with teaching and administrative duties, other requirements include:

  • Master’s Degree in education, environmental/nature education, museum education or related field
  • Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines while juggling multiple tasks and projects, planning months in advance while responding to day-to-day demands.
  • A demonstrated, positive approach to problem-solving and collaborating with others.
  • A minimum of five years relevant experience teaching school community audiences
  • Strong interest in Wave Hill’s education programs and mission
  • Cultural competency in working with diverse and local Bronx communities
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft SharePoint, Zoom, and Google Meet a plus


Schedule

The schedule is Tuesday through Saturday. There is some offsite travel to schools, and occasional evenings are required.

Benefits

Benefits including: medical, dental, vision insurance; paid time off; 401k, pension plan and life insurance.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Wave Hill

Wave Hill is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Wave Hill is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact humanresources@wavehill.org.