Title: Education Programs Manager
Reports to: Director, William A. Helsell Education Department
Compensation: Grade Level 5M; Benefits. Regular, full-time, salary exempt position
Direct Reports: Challenger Learning Center Coordinator, On-Site Education Coordinator, Outreach Education Coordinator, Aviation Learning Center Coordinator

General Function:
The Education Programs Manager is a key member of the leadership team of the Helsell Education department, which operates as part of the Boeing Academy for STEM Learning at The Museum of Flight. The position is responsible for the leadership, management, development and implementation of high quality and innovative outreach and on-site education programs that are aligned with state and national standards and support the Boeing Academy’s mission of inspiring and preparing students for further pursuit of STEM education and career pathways. The manager will provide leadership for existing programs and create new programs, with staff, to enhance opportunities for Museum learners. The manager will work with other management team members to develop a holistic approach to programming offered through the Boeing Academy. Supervisory responsibility includes full-time Coordinators and Museum Educators. The Education Programs Manager will take an active role in raising awareness of all of the Museum’s educational opportunities and the Academy’s pathways in flight, engineering and space and the attainment of a Museum credential. The Education Programs Manager monitors program quality through evaluation of teachers, staff and students and institutes change through work group meetings with key education staff and volunteers. Ensures smooth communication between a variety of education sub departments and operations. An entrepreneurial spirit and ability to inspire staff toward accomplishment of Academy goals are a must.


Education: A college degree in Museum Education or a related field.

Experience: This position requires five (5) years of strong program development experience preferably in informal education and museum training that also includes management and budgetary responsibilities. Three (3) years of experience in designing, maintaining and evaluating high quality educational programs is strongly recommended. Staff leadership, goal setting and strategic planning experience is required.

License & Certification: Must possess a current Washington State driver’s license, and an acceptable driving record

Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrates advanced knowledge of both aviation history and space science
Computer knowledge essential with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Practical knowledge of State/National educational standards
Demonstrates the efficient and effective management, guidance and leadership of diverse populations and staff
Self-directed and self-motivated, requires a global outlook, as well as a high level of attention to detail and ownership

Museum Specific Qualifications:
At time of job offer candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check
Customer service/client driven focus with a positive, collaborative, solution-based attitude that stays within and upholds Museum’s policies and procedures
Onsite attendance is essential to perform the duties of this position
Required to work a flexible work week which may include some evening and/or weekend work

Essential Job Functions
Overall management of all on- and off-site education program areas.
Collaborate with internal stakeholders and other agencies and organizations designing educational program partnerships that are mutually beneficial, improving The Museum of Flight visibility and educational opportunities.
Lead development of new/refined initiatives aligned to Museum/Academy goals, plans, and vision(s)
Represent The Museum of Flight at appropriate and approved community activities and collaborations.
Working in conjunction with the Director develop the on- and off-site programs budget, both revenue and expenses, and the monthly spread of those activities.
On an on-going basis, research, design and implement new educational curriculum (aligned with state standards and Museum/Academy goals) and develop appropriate resource materials.
Hire, recruit, train and evaluate (supervise) museum educators, coordinators, and volunteers as assigned. Track educator’s training progress on a training log.
Comply with all Museum of Flight policies and procedures.
Will represent the Museum and/or Education Dept. at high level meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Condition
This full-time exempt position regular work week is generally 8 hour days, Monday through Friday. Some evening and or weekend work may be required. This position includes the flexibility to be able and willing to travel overnight at times, spending multiple days on out of area locations. Some international travel may occur.

Physical Requirements:
This position requires one to lift 50 to 55 pounds with assistance
The Education Programs Manager often works in normal office conditions, requirements include repetitive wrist and arm movement long periods of sitting, or standing
This position may require occasional overnight travel and may be subject to inclement weather, flight delays or other travel related inconveniences
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.


Cover letter and resume are REQUIRED when applying for this position.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The closing date for this position is 08/01/2018/2018 will remain open until filled. Full-time, Benefits. Annual salary range is $43,204 – $64,806 and is DOE.

The Museum of Flight is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.