Topic ID #37466 - posted 10/12/2016 11:26 AM

CAREER OPPORTUNITY - Director of Education


Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Institution: Washington County Museum
Title:  Director of Education
Supervisor: Executive Director
Hours:  Full-time (40 hours per week), OT Exempt
Pay: Salaried (equivalent to $18 - $25 per hour, plus benefits)
Benefits: Healtcare coverage, paid vacation, etc.


The Director of Education is responsible for all educational programs and public events of the Washington County Museum, Hillsboro, Oregon.  The primary duties include a broad range of administrative, supervisory, financial and operational activities to assure the successful implementation of museum programming.



  • Provide management of the museum’s educational programs and public events.
  • Assist in the establishment of short and long term goals and objectives for the education department and the institution, defining how they are realized and measured. 
  • Develop policies and practices that ensure the consistent delivery and development of programs and events.
  • Develop and provide oversight of the education department budget.
  • Establish financial sustainability for the education department through diverse funding sources, such as program fees, event sponsorships, and grants. 
  • Create innovative programs and events to support the museum’s mission and vision, meeting its strategic plan and program goals for guest experience and community engagement.
  • Administer the education scholarship fund.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with public and private entities and individual key stakeholders in support of the museum’s programs and events.
  • Supervise education department employees, volunteers and contractors to deliver the museum’s educational content to the public.
  • Recruit, supervise and mentor university undergraduate and graduate students in related fields.
  • Support overall museum operations by cooperating with staff colleagues and providing professional assistance to other departments.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director.  



·         Knowledge of and experience with educational methods and national and state education standards required.  Knowledge of local school curriculum desired.

·         Knowledge of and experience with event planning, implementation and evaluation desired.

·         Strong communication skills and organizational skills.

·         Basic analytical skills, problem solving (issue identification and prioritization) skills, and presentation skills.

·         Basic project-management skills with the ability to achieve results with moderate supervision.

·         Excellent attention to detail.

·         Successful interaction with key stakeholders.

·         Ability to collaborate and achieve results. 

·         Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion.

·         Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.

·         Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.

·         Demonstrated success in working with a culturally diverse community.

·         Proficient computer skills, including e-mail, Internet, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access. 

·         Physical ability to lift objects weighing up to thirty pounds (30 lbs.).

·         At least four (4) years related professional experience.

·         A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field required.



Please email (.pdf attachment preferred) resume and three professional references to -

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No phone calls please.

Position available immediately. 

Application process open until position filled.



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