Program Manager for Adult Learning & Engagement: Delaware Art Museum

Posted December 22nd, 2016 at 10:24 am.

The Delaware Art Museum connects people to art, offering an inclusive and essential community resource that through its collections, exhibitions, and programs generates creative energy that sustains, enriches, empowers, and inspires. A fundamental part of our mission is providing meaningful and engaging learning opportunities for adult audiences that promote the enjoyment of the Museum.

The Program Manager for Adult Learning & Engagement is a new position within the Education Department that will play an integral role during a time of exciting change. The position will manage all aspects of the 40+ member Docent Corps program, including ongoing training that emphasizes learner-centered teaching strategies for school and adult audiences paired with art historical instruction. Responsibilities also include developing and implementing existing and new forms of public programs and interpretation that expand the adult visitor experience. The Program Manager will build strategic partnerships and serve as the primary liaison between Museum staff and relevant community partners.  This position works closely and collaboratively with Education staff and other departments on program planning and interpretation efforts, content development, audience research, Docent training, group tours, and special initiatives.

The position requires:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of professional museum education experience; advanced degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Museum Education, or related studies strongly preferred.
Knowledge of current best practices in gallery teaching for a range of audiences.
Creative and innovative programmer with demonstrated experience developing new programs that enhance visitors’ experience.
Experience working with docents, guides, and/or managing volunteers.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational and management skills.
Excellent research, writing, and editing skills.
Experience developing and maintaining budgets preferred.
Proficiency with Microsoft products and ability to use web-based applications.
Highly motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively.
Flexible and responsive to change.
Embraces Delaware Art Museum’s mission and values.

Occasional nights and weekends required.

To Apply

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to

Delaware Art Museum is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from minority group members, women, persons with disabilities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of its workforce. Delaware Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

A unique regional art museum, the Delaware Art Museum is located on an 11-acre site in the Brandywine Valley within easy driving distance of Philadelphia. It features an internationally renowned collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, spectacular holdings of American painting, sculpture, and work on paper, with particular strengths in the art of John Sloan, the Ashcan School, Howard Pyle and American Illustration art. It includes site-specific installations by Dale Chihuly and James Turrell. With enhanced education programs and services such as a unique research library, an interactive gallery for young children, a café and an expanded store, the Museum serves a broad, diverse and growing community.  To learn more about the Delaware Art Museum, we encourage you to visit our website at

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree
Deadline: 01/20/2017
Filed under: General by Margie DuBrow

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