Education Director

Summary 

The Strategic Air Command (SAC) & Aerospace Museum seeks an Education Director. The position is responsible for developing/maintaining the Museum’s local/regional presence, profile, and reputation in a diverse market through educational program offerings. Manages annual education budget and staff/personnel while overseeing numerous and varied programs serving thousands of students annually. Reports to the President/CEO. 

Principal Duties 

  • Establish and/or enforce department/museum policies/procedures 
  • Responsible for conceiving and implementing innovative educational curricula and outreach programs to entertain, educate, and inspire diverse audiences; Grades 2-12 through young adults/adults.  
  • Plan, organize, implement, and promote educational activities/events based on STE(A)M, including educator professional development. 
  • Provide leadership/direct supervision of education staff, volunteers, and interns collaborating with Education Manager, Coordinators, and Trainers. 
  • Establish/maintain professional rapport w/area school systems and donors 
  • Develop/maintain annual department budget/resources 
  • Manage education employee payroll hours and departmental mileage program  
  • Support, via an application process, education grant programs, including management and required reports 
  • Recruit, train, and maintain educator staff as needed  
  • Other duties as assigned by the President/CEO 

Knowledge, Skills Required 

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in education, with 3-5 years of teaching experience or related managerial/director level leadership experience 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in educational program development; practical work experience will also be considered. 
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and customer service skills 

Knowledge, Skills Desired 

  • A master’s degree in education 
  • Curriculum development experience 
  • Broad overview/understanding of aviation, aerospace, and/or strong STEM background preferred 
  • Exhibits team player attributes and is committed to developing a positive work environment for all staff, w/high expectations for continuous improvement. 

Other Information 

  • Criminal background check required 
  • Reliable transportation with current registration, driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof-of-insurance 

Job Classification 

  • Full Time/Permanent