Manager, Education and Programming

Stratford Perth Museum seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial self-starter for the position of Manager of Education and Programming. This is a full-time, year-round position and a critical part of the museum’s leadership team. Reporting to the General Manager, the Manager of Education and Programming is responsible for all key aspects of programming and public education, including school visits, both at the museum and off-site, tours, talks, community events and children’s camps. More recently, this position also plays a key role in the administration, day-to-day operation, and community use of the museum’s two newest assets: the Player’s Backstage outdoor theatre and indoor Cooperator’s Performance Theatre.

Key accountabilities:

  • Creates, promotes and delivers robust and appealing programming, such as day camps, speaker and presentation series, and related educational special events, for a range of target groups, including students, families and seniors, either standalone or in strategic partnership with other organizations
  • Ensures that the museum’s programming and events are inclusive and in line with the museum’s mission of “celebrating the rich culture and heritage of Stratford and Perth County.”
  • Leads programming for museum special events such as Canada Day celebrations, school break activities, and related holiday occasions
  • Quality oversight of events including promotion, ticketing, staffing, delivery, sponsorships, potential grants and operational and financial reporting

Qualifications

  • Education or career background in culture, heritage or adult/child education, and particularly in the delivery of related programming or events
  • Experience and keen interest in virtual programming, on-line learning and interactive technology applications, as they might apply to museum activities and public education
  • Excellent communications, public speaking and presentation skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit who is willing to explore new and innovative ideas and able to assess current and traditional programming critically
  • Relationship builder with like-minded partners especially those in education, culture and community.
  • Flexible person who is not restricted to a traditional workday and welcomes change
  • A responsible leader who works well with others including the management team, the board of directors, staff, volunteers, government partners and members of other organizations.

Those interested are invited to send a cover letter and resume to the Museum’s General Manager:  johnkastner@stratfordperthmuseum.ca by 6 p.m. April 22. A detailed job description is also available through this e-mail address. Note that only those selected for an interview will be notified.