The Public Programs Manager will develop, implement and coordinate educational programs and activities for various audiences, including adults, teens, children and families. Specific responsibilities include oversight for on-site and off-site public programming, family event day planning and the Fernbank Ultimate Naturalist (FUN) youth volunteer program. The Public Programs Manager will also co-manage Fernbank's annual summer camp program.
Hire, train and manage the Public Programs Coordinator and instructional staff to implement public programs
Manage the development, implementation and evaluation of family and children's on-site and off-site programs offered throughout the year, including but not limited to programs like Excellent Experiments, Tadpole Tales, workshops, family event days, and birthday parties
Support the monthly Fernbank After Dark adult science night with development of hands-on science activities and staffing
Manage all aspects of the FUN (Fernbank Ultimate Naturalist) teen volunteer program, including spring recruitment, training, Science Cart activity development and scheduling.
Work with the Director of Education to develop annual budget for managed programs and manage expenses throughout the year
Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to ensure promotional information about upcoming programs is current
Maintain program attendance and evaluation records for reporting to Development
Co-Manage the summer camp program with the School Programs Manager, including tasks like content development, purchasing, registration, staffing and program delivery
Identify and cultivate partnership opportunities throughout the community that support the Museum's educational programming and mission
Research and arrange exhibitors, performers and other resources for programs
Develop and teach a variety of educational programs for diverse audiences.
Collaborate with and support other departments such as Membership, Marketing, Development and Exhibits.
Other projects and duties, as assigned, to support the goals and mission of the Education Department and the Museum.
Bachelor's degree (or higher) in STEM field, education or natural history science content area
Minimum two years' experience in informal science education, including program coordination and development.
Two years' supervisory experience
Experience working with adults and families
Weekend availability required plus some evening and holiday work as needed
Other skills, abilities and/or competencies required:
Positive, outgoing disposition with enthusiasm for Natural History subject matter
Highly motivated self-starter able to work independently and see projects through to completion
Able to work in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
Flexibility and a willingness to help out as needed
Ability to research and learn new scientific information quickly
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Comfortable with communicating a wide variety of scientific subjects to diverse audiences
Excellent customer service skills
Able to manage multiple tasks and projects
Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
Willing to work with educational animals such as reptiles, amphibians, and some terrestrial invertebrates
Fernbank Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, and retirement options.
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