Manager of Museum Education

Posted on 10/13/2021

Manager of Museum Education
Oklahoma Hall of Fame | Gaylord-Pickens Museum – Application Deadline: Open until filled

REPORTS TO: Director of Museum Experience
LOCATION(S): Main Facility and Off-Site Locations
SALARY RANGE: $39,000-$44,000 based on experience, in addition to employee-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, and matching retirement contributions

SUMMARY: As a member of the Museum Experience team and under the direction of the Director of Museum Experience, the Manager of Museum Education actively supports the mission of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum to tell Oklahoma’s story through its people. This role has responsibilities in all Museum and educational programs, and exhibit and program development.


  • Oversee Museum Associates and Specialists, supporting the management and training of associates and volunteers.
  • Oversee Gaylord-McCasland Teacher Fellows, matching Fellows with appropriate projects and overseeing project research and delivery.
  • Oversee contract labor, such as teaching artists, for onsite and offsite programming.
  • Coordinate with Events and Building Operations departments, ensuring that programming needs are facilitated and activities are orchestrated to avoid disruption.


  • Create, coordinate, manage, and execute programs at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in collaboration with the Director of Museum Experience. Programs should forward the mission of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, while meeting goals to engage and educate primary audiences, and reach new audiences.
  • Create, coordinate, manage and execute resources and programs for Oklahoma schools and students, including in-classroom resources, as well as field trip curriculum and activities.  School resources and programs should forward the mission of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, engage and educate Oklahoma students, assist Oklahoma teachers, and meet state education standards.
  • Stay current with education and museum programming trends and methods, state education standards, and educator professional development requirements.
  • Serve on the exhibitions committee, assisting in the development and execution of Museum permanent and special exhibitions, representing the voice of the visitor in planning for all Museum exhibits and programs.
  • Participate in evaluation of Museum exhibits and programs, including Free Family Fun and Free Field Trips.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of a Community Advisory Network, and work with that network to ensure that programming is relevant and accessible to as many communities and individuals as possible.
  • Maintain timely correspondence and communication.
  • Represent the Museum at schools, community events, and education/museum conferences.
  • Duties otherwise assigned.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred, experience in managing personnel, and at least one to three years of museum experience.


  • Exceptional planning and coordination skills
  • Work well with teams
  • Maintain deadlines and project check points
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to represent the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum in a consistently positive and professional manner to internal and external audiences
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand; must have visual acuity to read and draft reports, memorandums, and other printed matter, and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee will work year-round in both an office environment and outdoors.  The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to loud; situations characteristic to working with school-age children are common; and travel to other sites within the metropolitan area are possible.

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame (OHOF) is committed to modeling excellence and best practices to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.  The OHOF is dedicated to championing policies and practices that value all people and does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, or religion.

The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.


  • Complete in its entirety the Employment Application located at 
  • Complete in its entirety the Consent to Background Check located at
  • Attach current resume and cover letter detailing your experience.
  • Email to: Emma Leach at [email protected]