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About KID Museum
KID Museum is the region’s pioneering experiential museum and educational makerspace. We empower the next generation with the skills to invent the future. Through hands-on programming for kids and youth (ages 4-14), we challenge young people to be active makers, who harness their creativity, curiosity and compassion to build a better world. We design and
deliver programs across the full continuum of learning for kids in pre-k through middle school in partnership with educators and schools. Our onsite programs, community events, and live, virtual sessions encourage families to learn and explore together, engage kids in driving their own learning, and support educators in the classroom. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion, and consistently prioritize reaching underserved students of color with these transformative learning experiences that unlock opportunity for personal and economic growth.
Through deep, embedded learning partnerships with local schools and school systems, we support students and teachers in developing new skills and the “mind of a maker.” This philosophy embodies the mindset that we believe will be necessary for the next generation to successfully compete in an increasingly diverse, interconnected, and rapidly changing
workforce, driven by technology.
We empower the next generation with the skills to invent the future, and the mindsets, habits, and skill-sets we teach are practical and powerful in everyday life. We are part of a growing movement to remake education for every young person, putting them in the driver’s seat and trusting them to be agents of change. For more information, please visit www.kid-museum.org
The Director, Programs & Learning Innovation at KID Museum develops the strategy, vision and pedagogical grounding for all educational programming including K-8 student programs, out of school time programming (camp, afterschool, weekend programming) and teacher professional development. Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, this position also works closely with the Senior Director of Exhibits and Experience Innovation and the Director of Teaching and Program Experience to ensure that exhibits and program delivery reflect the Museum’s mission and are in alignment with the Museum’s pedagogical approach. Managing the Senior Program Managers and Program Managers, this position ensures that all programs embody the museum’s commitment to educational innovation, culturally responsive approaches that foster an inquiry-based, self-directed learning environment and encourage creativity, empathy, and agency.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in teaching, education, or a related field and a minimum of eight years of experience in curriculum design, program development, and program management in the informal education sector. This position requires a keen understanding of maker education, culturally responsive approaches, learning pedagogies, and the maker movement. Incumbent must have proven experience in successful program design and execution. Prior experience working with programs that support youth development, education reform, STEM, and cultural exploration is needed. Demonstrated ability to lead a
team of program designers and program managers to manage a diverse portfolio of educational programs is required. The incumbent must have experience in creating and managing project plans, identifying the most important priorities in a plan, and providing clear status updates to stakeholders. This role is essential to the quality and delivery of Museum programs and requires product management, instructional design, and people leadership skills.
Essential Job Functions
Visit https://kid-museum.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Director-of-Programs-Learning-Innovation-.docx.pdf for more information.