Acting, Manager, Education Programs (term until April 26, 2019)

Job Information
Author gwozney
Date January 27, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Salary $73,000 - Per Hour
Location Winnipeg, MB
Category Education / Teaching - K-12 and other training
Contact Information
leanne.sookhoo@humanrights.ca

The Acting, Manager, Education Programs, will lead a team responsible for planning, developing, organizing, managing, and evaluating a wide range of accessible, relevant and engaging museum education programs aimed at students from Kindergarten to grade 12. The bilingual museum education program will include online and in-museum-based activities, outreach activities, learning resources, educational programs for temporary or travelling exhibit as appropriate, and a national student program that would include programming aimed at middle and senior years, including some University level groups. Reporting to the Vice-President, Public Affairs and Programs, the incumbent works closely within the Public Affairs and Programs Department and with cross-functional departments (e.g., Stakeholder Relations, Visitor Experience and Engagement, and Exhibitions, Research, and Design) to establish program goals and to develop and execute programming that supports the museum’s mandate and mission.

Key Responsibilities

The Acting, Manager, Education Programs, will lead a team responsible for planning, developing, organizing, managing, and evaluating a wide range of accessible, relevant and engaging museum education programs aimed at students from Kindergarten to grade 12. The bilingual museum education program will include online and in-museum-based activities, outreach activities, learning resources, educational programs for temporary or travelling exhibit as appropriate, and a national student program that would include programming aimed at middle and senior years, including some University level groups. Reporting to the Vice-President, Public Affairs and Programs, the incumbent works closely within the Public Affairs and Programs Department and with cross-functional departments (e.g., Stakeholder Relations, Visitor Experience and Engagement, and Exhibitions, Research, and Design) to establish program goals and to develop and execute programming that supports the museum’s mandate and mission.

Leadership:

  • Manage a team of direct reports including but not limited to Senior Program Interpreters.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources for appropriate staffing levels.       Conduct interviews, make employee selection and assist in developing the schedule for orientation planning.
  • Supervise staff in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Coach and provide career development advice to staff. Supervise and manage the staff’s overall performance.
  • Responsible for staff scheduling which would include: employee training, employee vacations, overtime approval, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Manager, Program Delivery and Services to ensure that program requirements are understood to ensure the efficient scheduling, staffing and overall delivery of school programming.
  • Establish employee goals and conduct employee performance reviews. This would include approval on merit increases, salary adjustments for promotion, authority to exercise discipline, etc.
  • Identify the need for contractors to develop and implement programs and, as appropriate, develop scopes of work for the needed products and services, and work in collaboration with the Museum’s procurement team to secure the services of qualified contractors in adherence with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the planning of orientation and training programs and the development of training resources for staff and volunteers tailored to meet the specific needs of educational programs.
  • Provide leadership to staff, contractors, volunteers and ad-hoc project teams to create educational programming that achieves the established program goals.

Conceive, plan, organize, and implement a comprehensive Museum education program that fulfills the mandate and mission of the Museum, serves students from kindergarten to Grade 12 levels and which encompasses on-site and outreach programs, a national student program that could include some university level components and the development of accessible, relevant and engaging learning resources.

  • Research the educational needs of target audiences (e.g., early, middle, and senior-years students in Manitoba and other Canadian jurisdictions
  • Establish goals, objectives and priorities for educational programming that reflect curricula needs, the approach and content of each of the museum’s galleries, as well as the museum’s mission.
  • Modify existing policies, plans and strategies outlining recommended approaches to educational programming at the Museum.
  • Develop and implement an effective and vibrant calendar of educational programming that supports the mission and mandate of the museum and meets the needs of students and teachers.
  • Manage the conception, planning, development and training for the implementation of innovative and engaging educational programs for a range of target audiences.
  • Plan, develop, implement and monitor a signature national student program which will facilitate youth from across Canada to come to the Museum.
  • In conjunction with museum staff, develop a strategy to take programming beyond the walls of the museum (e.g., virtual programming for use in schools, videoconferencing programs, etc.).
  • In collaboration with Communications and Marketing, prepare material to describe and promote educational program offerings.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with educational stakeholders, including provincial and territorial departments of education, teachers’ associations, school boards, as well as other external stakeholders. Involves chairing advisory committees (e.g., MTAC).
  • Conceive, plan, write and arrange the production of high-quality educational resources on human rights such as videos, lesson plans, curricula, teacher guides etc. educational kits, and other learning resources.
  • Network with other museums and outside agencies, through meetings and collaborative projects.Manage development of educational programs at the Museum.
  • Ensure that staff is trained, well prepared, and properly equipped for all educational programs and events
  • Prepare plans for educational programs and events.
  • Ensure that educational programs are integrated with work in other departments including Visitor Experience and Engagement, and Exhibitions, Research, Design & Production, and Digital Platforms.
  • In collaboration with the Manager, Program Delivery and Services, ensure efficient operations and high-quality program delivery
  • Monitor and assess program qualityEnsure effective administration of educational programs and program development.
  • Prepare annual work plans, business plans, financial reports and other reports as requested by management.
  • Manage and control the operational budget including forecasting, monitoring and approving expenditures.
  • Oversees the monitoring and evaluation of educational strategies, programs, resources and products. This includes but is not limited to: accuracy of the delivery, effectiveness of education programs, quality and visitor satisfaction, and alignment with intended goals
  • Navigates and drafts MOUs and agreements with partner organizations in collaboration and support from Stakeholder Relations and partnership lead.
  • Work collaboratively within the Public Affairs and Program Department and across the organization to maximize opportunities and avoid overlap.
  • All other duties and tasks as assigned.

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