Manager of School, Youth and Family Programs

Posted on 10/01/2018

Manager of School, Youth and Family Programs
Gilcrease Museum – Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Manager of School, Youth and Family 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 school communities, families and young audiences under 18 years of age. This staff member will join a collaborative team at a critical juncture for the museum. As a member of the Gilcrease Learning and Community Engagement Team, the program manager will share responsibility for growing attendance, repeat visitation and revenue for Gilcrease Museum.  


  • Under the supervision of the Director of Learning and Community Engagement, establishes an innovative roster of programs for school, educator, youth and family audiences that create a dynamic forum for exploring the Museum’s core stories and relevant threads in contemporary culture
  • Generates program plans and content; coordinates program details; implements all programs for schools (including educators), youth and families including free community days, special tours and smaller scale programs
  • Collects and analyses data; evaluates attendance and level of engagement and learning from programs; revises strategies in response to findings
  • Works with the education team to build annual, signature programs for youth and family audiences
  • Fosters engagement with new, underrepresented audiences as well as established audiences
  • Creates curricula related to exhibitions and permanent collections for use by educators in their classrooms, and in support of museum visits
  • Works with the education team, curators and other staff in researching, developing and producing interpretive materials and spaces for family, youth, school and educator groups
  • In cooperation with other education staff, ensures smooth operation of the Thomas Gilcrease House as it relates to its use as an education facility
  • Supervises and maintains cataloguing, registration and checking out of Education Collection objects
  • Develops and tracks the budget for school, family and youth programming components of the annual Education budget in collaboration with the Director of Education
  • Coordinates and collaborates with docents, part-time staff and community partners who assist with and carry out educational programs
  • Collaborates with other cultural organizations, learning institutions, educators, visual and performing artists, scholars and other presenters to develop programming
  • Creates contracts for and arranges travel, lodging, and payment for presenters
  • Collaborates with other Museum departments to effectively plan and improve working methods for the successful delivery of programs, particularly Curatorial, Marketing, Volunteer Services, IT, Development and Physical Plant
  • Serves as a departmental liaison to other departments, the university and external partners as needed
  • Participates in professional development opportunities that support and enhance the position
  • Performs any other duties as assigned/needed

Bachelor’s degree in history, anthropology, art history or museum studies. Minimum three years of experience working in museum education or related field; background as an educator of children; experience in program development, evaluation and budgeting; demonstrated strength in interpersonal, pedagogical and organizational skills; reliable, creative self-starter who can develop as well as implement programming, and who works well independently and with a team. 

Master’s degree preferred; bilingual ability in Spanish or a Native language is a plus; strong research and writing skills; ability to engage diverse audiences, promote inclusivity, establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment

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 email to [email protected] or fax to (918) 631-3543.  The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.