Eductation & Programs Director

04 Jan 2022 11:12 AM | Anonymous member

Job Title:          Woodlawn Education & Programs Manager

Reports to:         Executive Director

Job Terms:          Exempt, Salary, 40 hours per week

The Education & Programs Director is primarily responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the Museum’s educational and community programs.


  • Develop and implement a year-round education plan that reaches learners across generations; including support for Downeast Senior College
  • Develop and manage the Volunteer program; 
  • Responsible for the museum school programs, outreach events, and volunteer programs budget; assist with grants and sponsorship
  • Facility a calendar of events and take leadership in community outreach; facilitating internships, managing the museum docents/tours
  • Assist with communication strategies; website, newsletters, photography

Knowledge and demonstrated experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in education, biology or environmental science preferred
  • Education program development and management
  • Volunteer management
  • Teaching children in a classroom, camp or professional informal setting
  • Supervising adults and youth while maintaining a positive environment

Skills and Other Characteristics:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office and database skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Comfortable speaking to large groups and diverse audiences
  • Must have a passion for the environment, history, and teaching youth
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and work well in a team setting
  • Self-motivated and fun-loving
  • Flexible and able to handle unexpected situations
  • Hiring contingent on successfully passing a background check

Working Conditions:

  • Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing or sitting for extended periods: moderate lifting such as setting up 100 chairs and operating motorized vehicles.
  • The position requires the need to lift exhibit items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • This position will involve working both indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • The working hours will vary depending on need and will require weekend and evening work.

Licenses and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record and current insurance.
  • Possession of teaching certificate an advantage
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and references to:

Kathy Young, Executive Director
Woodlawn Museum, Gardens, and Park
PO Box 1478, Ellsworth, ME 04605

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