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Posted January 12, 2018
Director of Education
Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab
Discovery Lab, a hands-on science center and children’s museum, is hiring a creative, highly-skilled, self-motivated, fun, and organized individual to direct its education department. This is a senior-level position reporting to the Executive Director/CEO. As a member of the leadership team, the job requires previous experience in informal science education, program development, staff management, and project management.
The Director of Education, along with other members of the leadership team, advances the educational vision for Discovery Lab’s family and school programs by translating long-range goals into effective strategies that meet diverse audience and stakeholder needs and that measurably increase school participation and family-learning engagement. The Director of Education serves as the principle lead of the museum’s educational experiences providing oversight of the development, creation, implementation, and evaluation of the museum’s dynamic, high quality programs that offer extraordinary and engaging science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) and Health and Wellness based learning experiences.
Tulsa Children’s Museum was incorporated in 2007 and operated as a museum without walls for six years providing STEAM and Health and Wellness programming to over 40,000 children through outreach and community events. In 2013, the museum opened Discovery Lab in a temporary space near downtown Tulsa. The community response to Discovery Lab has exceeded expectations with museum attendance more than double original estimates and the outreach program growing to serve over 24,000 students each year—making it the largest STEAM outreach program in the state. These attainments have led the museum to successfully launch its capital campaign to build a permanent facility—due to open in early 2020—in the city of Tulsa’s amazing, new urban park, A Gathering Place. Discovery Lab is also being distinguished by its designation as the STEM Center for all of Tulsa Public Schools—providing inquiry-based learning opportunities to an additional 26,000 students each year through museum classes. The successful candidate for the Director of Education position will have the opportunity to help guide the development of a world-class STEAM informal education system that is poised to make a difference on a local, regional, and national level.
For more information and specific duties, responsibilities, and requirements, please see the museum careers page at www.tulsachildrensmuseum.org.