Posted on 5/31/2022
Reports To: Executive Director
About this position
The Director of Education is a director level position reporting to the Executive Director. The Director of Education is responsible for developing and implementing public and school programming relevant to the mission of the Ella Sharp Museum included by not limited to onsite visits, outreach, planetarium, and distance learning.
1. Responsible for strategic development and implementation of educational and public programs for all audience levels both on and off-site; offerings should align with the museum’s mission, vision, values, and the strategic plan.
This position requires the ability to do one or more of the following throughout the day: sit, stand, and work, to lift up to 30 lbs. occasionally, do close work with a computer monitor and perform repetitive hand movements. Employee must be able to communicate verbally.
About the Ella Sharp MuseumThe Ella Sharp Museum, founded in 1965, offers programs, exhibits, and experiences preserving community history, advancing art appreciation, and understanding, and connecting children with science. Our 6-acre campus includes the Hadwin Center with exhibit galleries, program spaces, offices, and banquet rentals; the Merriman Sharp farmhouse, a one-room schoolhouse, a log cabin, barn, and other historic structures; and the Hurst Planetarium. Our mission focuses on providing opportunities to connect our community with history, the arts, and science. We received American Alliance of Museums accreditation in 1978 and have been reaccredited twice. One of the first small museums in the country to receive such distinction, the Ella Sharp Museum is one of only 38 accredited institutions in the state of Michigan.