Curator of Education, Flint Hills Discovery Center

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Address:

Manhattan, KS
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Essential Functions 

  • Lead planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of a wide range of  programming including curriculum-based school programs, interpretive learning  opportunities, and outreach programs in an on-site, off-site, or virtual setting to a diverse  range of audiences.  
  • Research and present varied Flint Hills topics for exhibit content development, programmatic uses, and professional development. 
  • Develop engaging and effective educational programs and exhibits. 
  • Develop accompanying materials and implement dynamic delivery strategies to generate revenue  and repeat visitation. 
  • Establish, maintain, and leverage relationships with regional, national, and international  partners and stakeholders. 
  • Set financial goals and manage an annual budget, monitor expenses and revenues,  provide monthly and end of year reports. 
  • Develop and implement evaluation tools to measure, interpret, and analyze the outcomes of education programs and exhibits relative to strategic and financial goals, as well as  make recommendations based on the evaluations. 
  • Provide support as a member of the management/leadership team as it relates to the  operation system of the institution. 
  • Requires excellent customer service skills, cash  handling experience, and may be required to be on call during operational hours. 

Supervisory Responsibilities  

  • Provide supervision and oversight of applicable staff. 
  • Support the Education Supervisor in managing Seasonal Educators and intern staff. 
  • Hire, train and coach staff members, as needed. 
  • Coordinate schedules of applicable staff. 
  • Administer City of Manhattan Policies and Procedures in a consistent manner. 
  • Ensure employees supervised demonstrate productivity, competence, and high morale, as  well as utilize employees’ skills and abilities.
  • Conduct performance planning and evaluations for employees in a timely manner, to  include development of goals, objectives, and deadlines. 
  • Resolve routine personnel issues or problems.
  • Lead and manage staff with clear and consistent communications. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations may be  made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Other Duties 

  • Assist and guide direction of the volunteer program with support of the Volunteer  Coordinator. 
  • Conduct thorough scientific and historical/cultural research for program development and  presentations. 
  • Understand and apply professional standards of interpretation as well as state curriculum  standard-based programming. 
  • Possess excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills to plan and implement special  events in cooperation with staff, volunteers, and outside partners. Lead and serve on  planning committees for such events. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Assistant Director/Development Officer to research appropriate grant opportunities, prepare applications, manage successful grant awards, and complete all necessary reporting in a timely manner. 
  • Compile and manage program attendance in an appropriate database and generate reports for analysis. 
  • Write engaging newsletter articles, exhibition labels/text, and interpretive signage. 
  • Work collaboratively with coworkers, volunteers, partners and academic colleagues. 
  • Provide leadership and/or support during evenings and weekends. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

**Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of  activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Required Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interpretation, Education, History, Natural Resources, Communications Management, Environmental Resource Communications, or a related  field. 
  • Two (2) years of experience in education, interpretation, and/or event planning 
  • Valid driver’s license 

Preferred Education and Experience 

  • Master’s Degree in Interpretation, Education, History, Natural Resources, Communications Management, Environmental Resource Communications, or a related field. 
  • Five (5) years of experience in education, interpretation, and/or event planning 
  • Certified Interpretive Guide Certification 

Job Duration:

Permanent

Job Compensation:

Salary

Compensation Information:

Regular, Full-time, Exempt; Starting Salary: $21.69/hourly or $45,115.20/annualized

Contact Name:

Unique Hiram

Contact Phone:

(785) 587-2447

Contact Email:

unique.hiram@cityofmhk.com