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Education Manager Position Available at Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, CA

Position Title: Education Manager
Reports To: Director of Experience and Community Engagement
Status: Full-time, exempt, at-will

The Children’s Creativity Museum is an interactive art and technology museum for kids. We envision a world where the 3Cs of 21st-century literacy – Creativity, Collaboration and Communication – inspire new ideas and innovative solutions. We believe that the success of the next generation will hinge not only on what they know, but also on their ability to think and act creatively as global citizens. Our mission is to nurture these 3Cs in all youth and families.

The Education Manager leads a team of Educators, Education Interns, and Volunteers to implement and evaluate all of CCM’s education and public programs. These programs include school field trips, early childhood programming, and weekend workshops. In addition, the Education Manger works closely with the Youth Program Manager, the Exhibits Manager, and the Visitor Services Manager to ensure that all of CCM’s education and programs support and/or enhance the general admission experience. The Education Manger ensures that CCM’s educational approach consistently fosters creativity, collaboration, and communication throughout its entire exhibit and program experiences.


  • In partnership with the Director of Experience and Community Engagement, develop and implement strategic direction for CCM’s education programs to maximize their impact and effectiveness. This should include data gathering, analysis, and metrics for evaluation.
  • Oversee day-to-day management of Educators and Interns, providing regular, effective and timely communication of expectations, objectives, outcomes and feedback for program activities, coordination of schedules, training, meetings and professional development.
  • Work closely with the Youth Program Manager to coordinate logistics and support the CITY Guides teen program.
  • Work in partnership with the department management team to create an educational foundation for all exhibits including providing input for instructional signage and contextual signage to increase the awareness of the educational value of CCM’s experience.
  • Provide departmental support for operational, management and administrative activities, including deliverables for annual Operations Plans, budgets, grant proposals and reports and marketing.
  • Serve as a liaison with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and educators at K-12 schools and other museums to develop network of educators and links between CCM’s educational activities and California State Educational Standards.
  • Create and maintain relationships with outside organizations and persons that foster collaborations that strengthen CCM’s educational and public programs.
  • Represent CCM in the local and national museum education community through participation in conferences, professional associations, and boards.


  • The ideal candidate will have exemplary management, teaching and leadership abilities, with demonstrated success in achieving results through effectively leading a large team.
  • Experience working with a wide range of student age groups, from Pre-K through 12th grade including an understanding of classroom management, curriculum design, training, and coaching.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills and excellent writing and public speaking abilities.
  • High standards of organization, attention to detail, reliability, and a professional, pleasant public contact demeanor. An ability to maintain order and calm in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment is essential.
  • Strong conceptual grasp of contemporary and leading-edge issues relating to digital learning, arts education and formal and informal learning.
  • Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in education, management, arts or electronic media.
  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience leading and managing a team of 7+ reports in a museum setting or similar informal educational institution.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, FileMaker, etc.) and new technology (video production, digital audio, digital graphics, SCRATCH programming) required, and familiarity with museum operations is desirable.
  • Must be able to successfully interact in with persons from diverse backgrounds and/or different learning styles.


This position offers a non-profit salary commensurate with experience, plus a creative and collaborative work environment, and a benefits package that includes generous paid leave, medical and dental insurance, and the option of participating in commuter checks and/or a voluntary 403(b) retirement savings plan.


Send the following items to with a subject line beginning with this exact phrase: “EDM-2012″ followed by your FIRST and LAST NAME: 1) cover letter that addresses this job description; and (2) a detailed resume. Email submissions that do not follow these instructions may not be reviewed. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

The Children’s Creativity Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.


Deadline: 01-13-2012

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