Under the general direction of the Deputy Director, Educational Programs, to plan, organize and direct a comprehensive education program for the California Museum of Science and Industry; to represent and coordinate the Museum's educational program with private and public schools in California; and to do other related work.
Plans, organizes, and directs the Museum's educational programs which includes plays, videos, films, slides, lectures, seminars, self-teaching guides, demonstrations, special events, workshops, and statewide outreach programs such as traveling museums; coordinates the Museum's participation in the development of curriculum materials, instruction, methodology and assessment of programs in the Museum's elementary school; develops and administers teacher training programs and other dissemination programs to improve elementary science education throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District and the State of California; provides consultative services to Museums, local, State, Federal and private school officials on elementary science education; consults with Curatorial Program Managers in the design of science and technology exhibits to ensure that exhibits include acceptable level and quantity of educational elements in relation to the State Science Framework and Curriculum; develops new programs to encourage and prepare students to pursue further education in science; develops and supervises visitor services including docent/guide training, tour program development (including previsit packages), special event/activity coordination, and interpretive programs; develops and maintains educational liaison between the Museum and volunteer groups (Docents, Muses, Advisory Board, and others); develops and manages personnel, budgets, and contracts that are related to the Museum Education Department and to joint programs developed in association with Museum school; writes grant proposals for education programs; develops proposals for research and educational programs; prepares a variety of analytical reports; conducts research and writes scholarly and informative papers for publication in recognized education and museum publications.
Possession of a valid California teaching credential with specialization in elementary or secondary teaching. (Applicants who do not meet the credential requirement will be admitted to the examination but must meet the requirement before they will be considered eligible for appointment.)
(Possession of an earned Master's Degree or Doctorate Degree preferable in Science and Technology or a related field may be substituted for the required credential.) and Three years of administrative, supervisory or equivalent staff level experience in elementary or secondary education, which shall have developed a broad background in educational program management/administration.
Knowledge of: Principles, practices and trends in public and private elementary and secondary education at the local, State and national level; curriculum development and instructional methods, particularly as applied to science education; museum education programs and trends in a museum education including public programs; program planning techniques; evaluation and training techniques, particularly as applied to a museum setting; principles and practices of personnel management and supervision; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Assume leadership in the formulation, administration and evaluation of educational programs; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; present ideas clearly and effectively in written or verbal form; establish effective working relations; effectively and efficiently manage a staff and program within the resources provided; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.