Manager of School & Educator Programs

Posted on 10/04/2021

Manager of School & Educator Programs
Gilcrease Museum/The University of Tulsa – Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Manager of School & Educator Programs reports to the Director of Learning and Community Engagement at Gilcrease Museum and is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of dynamic educational programs and innovative interpretive content for K-16 students and educators. This staff member will join a collaborative team at a critical juncture for the museum.


  • Under the supervision of the Director of Learning and Community Engagement, establishes an innovative roster of programs for students and educators that create a dynamic forum for exploring the Museum’s core stories and relevant threads in contemporary culture
  • Generates program plans and content in collaboration with department staff and curatorial and staff content development teams
  • Oversees program details and implements or oversees implementation for all student and educator programs
  • Collects, analyses data, evaluates attendance and level of engagement and learning from programs and revises strategies in response to findings
  • Creates and oversees the development of innovative, culturally responsive learning resources for K-16 students and educators that align with the museum’s new interpretive plan and are grounded in developmental and pedagogical best practices
  • Works with department staff to maintain cataloguing, registration and check-out of Education Collection objects. Identifies and recommends additions to the collection as needed to support student and educator learning
  • Develops and tracks the budget for school and educator programming components of the annual operating budget and relevant restricted account budgets in collaboration with the departmental director and colleagues
  • Supervises volunteers and part-time staff who assist with and carry out school and educator programs
  • Initiates, nurtures and maintains relationships with local schools, district administrators and teachers and educators and select colleges and universities as well as other formal learning communities such as homeschool co-ops
  • Regularly meet with educators and students as part of formative and summative assessment for programs and initiatives
  • Attend regional education association and related meetings as the museum liaison
  • Collaborates with other museum departments to effectively plan and improve working methods for the successful delivery of programs
  • Participates in professional development opportunities that support and enhance the position
  • Performs any other duties as requested.

Bachelor’s degree in education, history, anthropology, art history or museum studies. Two years of experience working in museum education or related field. Background as an educator in a formal learning environment. Knowledge of the art, history and culture of the Americas. Demonstrated grounding in culturally responsive pedagogy and experience in curriculum writing and teacher professional development. Ability to engage diverse audiences, promote inclusivity, establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment. Experience in program development, evaluation and budgeting. Excellent research, written and oral communication skills; strong organizational, and consistent ability to meet tight deadlines; Demonstrated strength in interpersonal and organizational skills, able to work effectively with people at all levels of an organization and able to establish solid rapport with internal and external constituencies; proficient in Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Master’s degree preferred. Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Indigenous language is a plus.

Physical dexterity sufficient to use a keyboard and telephone; carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds; may be subject to extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, balancing, bending, kneeling, handling, climbing, and twisting; must have visual acuity to closely examine small objects, speech and hearing sufficient to perform interact with co-workers and to communicate well with professional and general audiences.

Primarily indoors and occasionally outdoors. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Some evenings or weekends will be required due to programming schedules. Traditional weekday hours can be flexed as needed to compensate for weekend and evening hours.

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or submit online at: The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Veteran.