Director of Education – Full Time
The Hiller Aviation Museum seeks a dynamic and dedicated Director of Education to lead a team of staff and volunteers to develop and implement K-12 education programs. The Hiller Aviation Museum supports an extensive range of STEM-based aerospace and science experiences, serving school field trip groups, Boy/Girl Scout programs, offsite after-school programs, comprehensive day camp experiences and more. A 29,000 square foot exhibit gallery hosting 50 different historic aircraft provides an engaging backdrop for delivering innovative and authentic hands-on experiences with tools ranging from flight simulators and drone flight centers to 3D printers and full size aircraft.
This position reports to the VP of Education and Public Programs and provides guidance and leadership within the Museum’s Education Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing new curriculum for different Museum audiences, recruiting, hiring and training part-time and seasonal staff members, and working directly with schools, parents, and other program stakeholders to support delivery of education-related programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Recruit, hire, train, schedule and supervise Education Department staff members
- Manage reservation and registration processes for all Education programs including field trips, BSA and Girl Scout, and Aviation Camp
- Respond to inquiries, requests and concerns brought by parents, teachers, and other program stakeholders
- Manage class rosters and group check-ins across all programs
- Develop and implement a wide range of sophisticated STEM-focused educational programs such as Aviation Day Camp, hands-on programs for school groups and the general public, guided tours and Scout programs, in coordination with the VP of Education and Public Programs.
- Manage Flight Teen and Aviation Camp volunteer programs in support of Education programs
- Ensure safety for all students, parents, teachers, volunteers and staff members across all programs
- Collect data in support of program assessment as required
- Ensure that goals for program quality as measured by assessment tools is maintained
A bachelor’s degree, preferably in the sciences or an education-related field, is required. At least two years teaching experience, preferably in a combination of formal and informal environments, is required. Additional teaching experience may be considered as a substitute for completed academic requirements. Experience in developing and delivering STEM programs is required. Experience with aerospace-related subjects including aviation, robotics and space is optional but considered a plus.
Wages and Benfits
Salary range is $73,000 – $83,000 annually, commensurate with experience and academic preparation. Full benefits include medical and retirement plans and vacation allowances.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter in PDF format to Linh Fanger, VP Education and Public Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. References and transcripts will be requested at the time of in-person interview.