Reporting to the Associate Director of Education Programs, the School Programs and Partnerships Manger is responsible for the development and implementation of all onsite school programming for K-12 audiences and school partnerships. The position is responsible for building relationships with schools and partners including principals, administrators, and teachers to develop high-quality programming that is relevant, accessible, and inclusive of diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences.
In partnership with Associate Director of Programs, the position is responsible to conceptualize, plan, execute, and review school programs and partnerships content and ensure they align with divisional goals and values, as well as the institution’s strategic plan and DEI initiatives.
Work with Huntington education division, curators and independent contractors to develop and facilitate high quality programming and instructional resources that are relevant, accessible and inclusive; meets the needs of program participants; and reflects appropriate educational standards where appropriate. Includes close collaboration with the Docent Educator and Curriculum Specialist to develop training and other content.
Maintain and manage the overall experience for the schools visiting the Huntington in structured and/or self-guided tours and programmatic relationships with key partner schools; oversees and manages logistical and administrative aspects school visits and the school partner program, including registration, scheduling, communication, and all school special events and performances. Works with K-12 Coordinator to schedule all program needs including docents and transportation.
Foster relationships with partnership schools through on-site visits and outreach activities including the recruitment of teachers and promotion of School Partnership menu to administrators and teachers.
Collect, interpret and analyze program attendance data, generate reports using attendance data and qualitative evaluation to assess strengths and determine direction for future school programs and partnerships.
Manage school programs and school partnerships budgets by tracking expenses and maintaining accurate records of project expenses including tracking and monitoring of bus funding; track project expenses relative to budget.
Work in collaboration with Communications and Marketing to publicize and promote school programs and school partnership work.
Teach classes, professional development seminars, and other programs as needed.
Participate in interdepartmental and cross divisional teams in the development of collections-based programs. Remain up to date in knowledge of museum education theory, curriculum development, and current issues and practices in informal and formal education. Represent the Huntington at professional meetings and conferences.
Bachelor’s degree in education, art, science, history or related field required. Teaching credential highly desirable or qualification in museum education.
3-5 years experience teaching or facilitating learning experience for K-12 audiences in formal and/or museum setting.
Experience working collaboratively with teachers and school administrators to create learning experiences that are inclusive, accessible, and relevant to students.
Knowledge of the California curriculum standards as well as national level standards presented by professional associations across English and Language Arts, Arts Education, Social Studies Education, Science Education and other relevant content areas.
Knowledge of program design, learning theory, and collections-based education and pedagogy in the arts, humanities, and sciences.
Knowledge of different multi-media and digital approaches used in educational programs.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to engage with, listen to, and learn form a broad range of audiences and groups encouraging their meaningful participation in programming.
Ability to communicate clearly through written and verbal forms.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task.
Ability to manage projects from start to finish and meet deadlines appropriately.
Proficient PC computer knowledge: MS Office, Excel, etc. Experience with new media and technological innovations strongly desired.
Ability to develop and manage budgets.
Skill in working with people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and cultures.
Able to work some evening and weekends.
Office, botanical garden, library, and art gallery settings. Must be physically able to get around 200-acre site. Able to lift 20 pounds.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this job.
We provide completive compensation, generous benefits and perks for all eligible employees including:
Medical, Dental, Vision
403(b) basic retirement plan and optional matching retirement plan with an outstanding employer match
Considerable paid time off, including annual leave, sick leave, and holidays
Commuter benefits (pre-tax income for mass transit expenses and free parking)
Discounts for staff in The Huntington Store and restaurants
Access to the Museums Council pass, which grants free admission to various museums and cultural institutions
Free passes each month to welcome family and friends to visit the grounds
The Application Process
Visit us at https://www.huntington.org/employment to apply directly!
Please submit a cover letter and CV/resume as a single PDF attachment. You will have the opportunity to submit additional documents on the “My Experience” section of the application