The Pratt Museum & Park announces an opening for:
Director of Lifelong Learning Experiences
The Pratt Museum builds and strengthens relationships between people and place through stories relevant to Kachemak Bay. We do this through exhibits and programs designed to inspire curiosity, expand sharing, deepen awareness and understanding.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right person. This position will be responsible for the development, leadership and management of a new Lifelong Learning Experiences program to engage diverse audiences in support of the Pratt’s mission. This is a highly collaborative position that puts relationship building at the center of program development and delivery.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director.
• Support compliance with standards set by the American Alliance of Museums and policies and procedures of the Pratt Museum.
Create and deliver meaningful and memorable learning experiences for the public and key audiences through mutually generative strategies and development.
- PLANNING: In collaboration with the Curator of Botanical Exhibits and staff team, lead development ofa 2-year strategic plan for Lifelong Learning Experiences integrated across Pratt assets (i.e. collections,galleries, botanical gardens, forest trails, social media & digital outreach platforms).
- OUTREACH: Evaluate, renew, develop and deepen relationships and partnerships with key and diversecommunity stakeholders/partners with particular emphasis on Alaska Native culture bearers; familieswith young children and limited income; and general adult audiences.
- DEVELOPMENT: Identify and support cultivation of additional program funding opportunities.
- DELIVERY: Develop and deliver consistent, integrated, engaging, and inclusive learning experiences(thru exhibits, programs, related materials) that emerge from collaboration and meaningful conversation with community stakeholders.
• Support the Museum’s mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future.
- Contribute to and support the Pratt strategic plan, annual priorities, institutional initiatives and commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and access.
- Contribute to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives.
- Participate in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement.
- EVALUATION: Conduct ongoing evaluation and assessments; and generate regular reports for the executive director and to meet IMLS performance requirements and deadlines.
- REPRESENTATION: Participate in professional activities and forums to represent the Pratt and to maintain and deepen professional expertise and knowledge.Skills & Abilities
- Proven ability to develop, lead, implement and manage new strategies and programs for lifelong learning while maintaining budgets and meeting deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate and work with diverse partners (i.e. artists, scientists, historians, educators, etc.) and communities of interest including seniors, families, young children, underserved communities i.e. indigenous communities, low-income households.
- Demonstrated ability to craft/write narratives, reports, program materials, talking points, etc.
- Ability to work independently and in teams.
- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research and methodologies.Minimum Qualifications
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree
- Demonstrated progressive experience developing and managing programming and outreach fordiverse partners and communities of interest including: seniors, families, young children, underserved communities i.e. indigenous communities, low-income households.
This is full-time, grant funded position. The pay range is $40K-$50K annually DOE. Benefits include flexible work schedule, generous leave, and Simple IRA 3% match. This position will require the ability to work some weekend and evenings as needed.To apply:Submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to email@example.com. Review of applications will be on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled.
About Homer, Alaska
Among the most splendid places on earth! Homer is a charming, coastal town overlooking Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet on the southern Kenai Peninsula, about a 4.5 hour drive south of Anchorage. It has a strong artistic community and local talent along with abundant outdoor activities at your fingertips. People who live here are very invested in the community and truly want to be here. Snow-capped mountains, long sandy beaches, abundant wildlife – we have it all!