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School Programs and Curriculum Specialist

Posted: 06/22/2022

To be considered, please send your CV and Cover Letter to the attention of Terryh@centerofthewest.org   

Summary: Manage the direction, development, and implementation of pre-K-12 curriculum and digital learning initiatives. Employ innovative and best practices in both museum and pre-K-12 education. Oversee programming, resources, and evaluation for pre-K-12 audiences, including on-site field trips, outreach materials, digital learning experiences, and professional development for teachers. Develop relationships with teachers and educational organizations.
 
Job Duties:
  • Oversee the creation, development, coordination, and evaluation of in-house school tours, outreach, and digital learning resources for pre-K-12 public schools, private schools, and homeschools. This includes logistical plans; tour, lesson, resource, and curriculum direction/development; and budget management.
  • Work as a member of the Virtual Field Trip team to develop and deliver virtual programming.
  • Plan and create web-based assets that align to standards and complement programming and the Center’s collections.
  • Collaborate with teachers, school administrators, curators, outside partners, and other educators at the Center to produce the best possible pre-K-12 curriculum and digital learning experiences.
  • Explore, develop, and implement new programs and media to grow the pre-K-12 offerings as student and teacher needs evolve.
  • Develop and implement teacher training opportunities using both in-person and digital learning platforms in coordination with the Native Education Outreach Specialist.
  • Build partnership relationships with preschools, K-12 schools, literacy programs, and education-related organizations within the region, nationally, and globally.
  • Provide on-site gallery experiences and offerings geared toward children visiting the Center during the summer season.
  • Assist with grant proposal content and reports.
 Competencies:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including speaking to audiences of various sizes, ages, and education levels
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with multiple departments and external consultants
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects
  • Experience in dealing with public school systems
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Exhibits management skills including employee supervision and budgetary development
  • Working knowledge of computer software
  • Exhibits comfort working with various social media outlets
  • Familiarity with Wyoming, Montana, and national education standards
 Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Interns and volunteers
 Required Education and Experience:
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education, history, science, art, or other related fields
  • At least 3 years of experience in a museum, school, or other educational environments
  • Experience writing curriculum, lesson plans, and teaching in a pre-K-12 grade setting
 
Other Duties:
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
 
EEO Statement:
  • Buffalo Bill Center of the West provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

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