Northwest African American Museum seeks Education & Engagement Director

Northwest African American Museum seeks Education & Engagement Director

The Role
The Northwest African American Museum seeks an innovative and passionate Education & Engagement Director to lead our educational and public engagement activities. As a critical member of NAAM’s team, the Education and Engagement Director will report to and assist the President & Chief Executive Officer (President & CEO) with public and special events. In this role you will create experiences that enhance the understanding of the history, art and culture of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest and ensures the Museum’s collections and exhibits act as a learning resource for people of all ages.

As the Education & Engagement Director, you will:
• Develop, implement and own all of the museum’s educational and public programs for children, families and adults including: school tours, Youth Curator Program, Interactive Storytime, Teen Leadership Council, Black Education, History and Heritage Alliance (BEHHA), summer camps, and more
• Be a visible leader who cultivates and sustains relationships with schools, community based groups, and partner organizations
• Lead the strategic planning, budget creation and management, goal setting and on-going evaluation for all education and public programs
• Partner closely with the development team to support their efforts to secure funding and resources for the museum.

Ideal Candidate
The Education & Engagement Director will have:
● Three to five years of experience successfully developing and implementing museum or school-based programming spanning multiple age groups
● Understands the history, art and culture of African Americans as well as the current cultural landscape in the Pacific Northwest
● Ability to assess the various needs, preferences, and learning levels of multiple museum audiences
● A customer service-oriented approach to increasing membership, attendance and revenues

Minimum Requirements
● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field of study; preference will be given to candidates with an M.A. in museum studies, history, or education
● Excellent written and oral communications skills with the ability to inspire and influence others
● Strong computer skills with MS Office Suite, Google and other software systems
● Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple educational projects simultaneously
● Experience with managing staff, volunteers, and educational projects
● Ability to build and collaborate with external partners

Application period for this vacancy: The role will remain open until filled.
Salary: The targeted salary range for this role is $70,000-$80,000 with a generous benefits package.

To apply for this professional opportunity, submit your resume and statement of intent explaining why you want to work with NAAM (cover letter):

About NAAM
The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) is a regionally-prestigious institution that deeply matters to people as a reliable, remarkable, and relevant space where we open minds and change lives through African American history, art, and culture. Since opening in 2008, hundreds of thousands of visitors have come to the museum to view our permanent and rotating exhibitions, participate in dynamic public programs, or take part in private events.

Located in the historic Colman School within Seattle’s Central District, NAAM is a premier African American museum in the Pacific Northwest region.

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Equal Opportunity Employer
The Northwest African American Museum provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.