Please Touch Museum—Senior Education Coordinator

Please Touch Museum—Senior Education Coordinator

Ongoing Opportunity

Background:
Please Touch Museum, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia (PTM) was founded in 1976 and was the first children’s museum to focus exclusively on young children ages birth to seven. As a leading 21st-century children’s museum, PTM’ exhibits, Museum experiences and educational programs are developed to engage children and foster the intellectual, social and emotional skills necessary to be successful in the classroom and in life. PTM’s mission is to change a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play. PTM welcomes over half a million visitors a year from the greater Philadelphia region, across the country and around the globe. The Museum is housed in Memorial Hall, a National Historic Landmark with over 100,000 sq. ft in total and 60,000 sq. ft of exhibit space.

Position Summary:
The Senior Education Coordinator will assist all staff in the Museum Experience & Education Department in executing high-quality programs and Museum Experiences and resources for visitors. They are responsible for administrative oversight and programmatic support in the Museum Experience & Education Department, including programs for families, schools, community groups, educators, and parents/caregivers. The Senior Education Coordinator works with staff across the department as well as the museum on Education administration matters including workflow, scheduling, and staffing of education programs; helps develop systems for organizing and reporting data for Education programs; oversees Education supply purchases, organization, and management and assists with budget tracking and reporting. The coordinator will liaise with outside groups and organizations to execute PTM’s educational involvement in offsite programs and festivals and will streamline communication on these programs both internally and externally. The Senior Education Coordinator will manage scheduling of Educators, interns, and volunteers. They will also lead programs (Family, Public, Accessibility, and School Programs) both onsite and occasionally offsite.

Responsibilities:

Minimum Qualifications:

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent working environment; a comprehensive benefit package and competitive salary. To apply for this opportunity, please mail your cover letter, resume, and accomplishments: CHRO, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131: Email: employment@pleasetouchmuseum.org fax: 215-581-3182
Office telephone: 215-581-3189 EOE

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