The School Programs Manager will oversee Fernbank Museum's preschool- 12th grade school and educator programs, including those conducted on-site as well as outreach opportunities. Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, developing resources and programs for students, creating and providing content for teachers, and developing school partnerships. The School Programs Manager will also co-lead the Museum's summer camp program.
Major Job Functions
Hire, train, and manage the School Programs Coordinator and instructional staff to implement school programs
Manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of on-site programs covering a range of natural history themes and offered in different formats for small and large groups
Manage Science Explorers school outreach program (Grades 3-5), including serving as liaison for school administrators and teachers, maintaining attendance and evaluation records and staff training
Support signature programs such as PNC Grow Up Great as needed by the Director of Education
Work with the Director of Education to develop annual budget for school programs and manage expenses throughout the year
Identify and cultivate educational partnership opportunities throughout the community.
Be the liaison for partner-based and grant-funded school programs, connecting with partners to coordinate logistics
Collaborate with the Director of Education and the Development team to report program evaluation to Museum donors and partner program funders
Collaborate with other departments, such as Marketing and Communications, to promote school programs and coordinate annual Educator Appreciation events
Co-Manage the summer camp program with the School Programs Manager, including tasks like content development, purchasing, registration, staffing and program delivery
Support the monthly Fernbank After Dark adult science night with development of hands-on science activities and staffing
Develop and teach select school programs.
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, natural history content area with broad knowledge of natural history topics
Minimum 2 years' experience in informal science education, including program coordination and development.
Minimum 2 years' supervisory experience
Experience with budget development and management
Experience working with students and teachers
Weekend availability required plus some holiday and evening work as needed
Skills & Attributes
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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