Teacher and School Programs Manager

San Antonio, TX

Job Summary: As part of the education department at that San Antonio Museum of Art, the Teacher and School Programs Manager is the liaison between the museum and PreK-12 schools as well as local and state teacher and education organizations.

The Teacher and School Programs Manager works closely with the Director of Education and other members of the Education Department to provide engaging programming and curriculum resources for Pre-K-12 teachers and students. The Teacher and School Programs Manager oversees all aspects of the START School Partnership Program, develops curriculum, monitors school partnerships, including Communities in Schools and The Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Network, manages Educator Workshops and Teacher Programs, including Summer Teaching Institute, ¡Más Museos! Museum Day for Educators, and Museo Institute, and oversees other initiatives that foster connections between our encyclopedic collection of art, students’ and teachers’ daily lives, and classroom learning.

Primary Duties:

Build and maintain relationships with schools, teachers, and administrators:

  • Develop and implement strategies for making the resources of the Museum, including collections, staff expertise, and facilities, available to students and teachers.
  • Work with the Director of Education and Education Department staff to establish, maintain, and strengthen strategic partnerships with PreK-12 schools identified as Museum partners.
  • Communicate current and prospective museum-based learning opportunities to teachers and administrators.
  • Have a full understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).
  • Coordinate with schools, teachers, and administrators to create specialized tour/workshop/online content and related curriculum materials.
  • Oversee development of learning opportunities for teachers and students.
  • Research and write specialized, TEKS correlated, and age-appropriate tour/workshop content and related curriculum materials in line with current education theories, trends, and best practice in the museum setting.
  • Train docents and/or museum staff to lead specialized programs for teachers and students as they are developed.
  • Develop cohesive and interrelated Museum-based curriculum.

Oversee learning opportunities for teachers and students. Lead and collaborate with Education Department staff to implement:

  • Specialized programs for students in the Museum and pre-visit and/or post-visit learning experiences at local schools.
  • Oversee the development of on-line supplementary educational resources, curricula, and activities to support Teacher and School-based programs.
  • Develop and lead teacher training and/or professional development sessions that relate to tour content and curriculum created for their students, as well as current learning pedagogy, museum education trends/best practices.

Oversee and conduct evaluation of teacher and student learning. Work with Director of Education and Education Department staff to:

  • Track metrics to assess the effectiveness and outcomes of Teacher and School programs.
  • Prepare evaluation reports and grant reports, monitor ongoing grant-funded projects for compliance.
  • Identify opportunities to support SAMA’s strategic plan, DEAI initiatives, and Education Department goals.

Management:

  • Manage program budgets, grant reports, program statistics, and other administrative responsibilities, as necessary.
  • Work as a collaborative partner in a team-oriented culture, sharing responsibilities with staff across the organizational structure.

Special Projects or Additional Duties  

  • Provide direction and support to interns, including identifying, training, overseeing, and evaluating internship opportunities and mentor training.
  • Complete special projects or additional duties as assigned, and consistent with the skills, training, level of responsibility and other requirements for this position.

Background and Qualifications:

  • BA in Art, Art History, Art Education, or Humanities; Required
  • MA in Art History, Museum Studies, or Museum Education; Preferred
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in museum education or classroom teaching.
  • Any Spanish language skills are preferred
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching learners of all ages and abilities from PreK through adult.
  • Ability to provide thought leadership in object and inquiry-based pedagogy and programming.
  • Substantial working experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of education programs, ideally in an art museum or closely related setting.
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a team-based environment.
  • Able to work independently and handle multiple priorities. Schedule may include holidays, weekends, and evening hours.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to deal tactfully with staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Must have an authentic belief in and support of accessibility and equity for diverse audiences and learning styles.
  • Must have access to transportation to visit schools for meetings and leading in-classroom instruction.