Director of Education

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Mansfield, OH
United States

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Kingwood Center Gardens, in Mansfield, Ohio, is elevating its educational function to a new department and is looking for an experienced strategic thinker to lead this new effort. The preferred candidate has experience with creating and teaching informal museum education and public programming and is capable of developing a business plan to frame departmental development. KCG is an historic estate public garden established for enjoyment, education, and inspiration.

The Director of Education promotes a transformative guest experience, energetically inspiring innovative and creative thinking among staff to create excellent formal and informal educational programs, events, exhibitions, and community partnerships. The Director of Education leads strategic initiatives, engaging visitors of diverse ages and backgrounds—from toddlers to seniors—in active, creative experiential learning, where first-hand experience with historical and cultural resources along with observations of the natural world builds knowledge, expands awareness, and fosters a greater care ethic for human and natural communities.

The Director embraces Kingwood’s commitment to high quality, excellent horticultural displays and guest services, willingly and cheerfully integrating the work of education and interpretation with the lager vision framework. This position executes Mr. King’s wish for “cultural and educational activities…[that build]…the higher intellectual and cultural development of the people.”

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