The Adult Education Coordinator is responsible for developing and managing adult education offerings at the Nordic Heritage Museum, including, but not limited to, classes, workshops, conferences, and programs. This position will also be responsible for developing and managing the tour program for the Museum’s new core exhibition.
Essential Job Functions
● Develop and manage all aspects of adult education programming, including workshops, classes, the Nordic Knitting Conference, the annual Raoul Wallenberg Dinner, Craft School, and other educational programming as assigned.
● Develop and manage all aspects of the Museum’s tour program, including developing interpretive material, docent training and management.
● Research, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programming; manage budgets, resources, scheduling, communications, outreach, and timelines.
● Respond to proposals for educational programs at the Museum.
● Develop and manage partnerships with community groups to enhance educational programming.
● In collaboration with Curatorial staff, develop programs, activities, and resources to complement temporary and permanent exhibitions.
● Provide administrative and programmatic support to Program Manager as required.
● Respond to general inquiries concerning Museum programming.
● Liaise with development and operations staff to communicate needs in the areas of marketing, volunteer, fund development, and facilities support.
● Excellent communication skills, including public speaking.
● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders (staff, volunteers, vendors, customers, etc.).
● Highly organized and detail oriented, with excellent administrative and time management skills.
● Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with high energy and strong problem-solving skills.
● Ability to anticipate needs and challenges, take initiative, ask questions, and provide solutions to achieve department and organization objectives.
● Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
● Knowledge of Nordic culture and language.
● Adaptable to changing business situations and environments.
● Highly professional public presence and strong customer service orientation.
● BA + 3 years relevant experience in Museum education or related field
● Weekend and evening work
● Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint. Advanced web research skills.
● Proficient in PC platform
● Valid driver’s license
● Ability to lift 35lbs
● Ability to be seated/standing for extended periods
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. All employees are expected to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.