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(770) 606-5700

Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

Employment

Tellus Science Museum is an equal opportunity employer. To be considered for employment, candidates are required to complete an application in person at the museum unless otherwise specified.

Director of Education

SUMMARY: To oversee the educational interpretation of the museum’s collections and exhibits and to supervise various educational areas and their programs, including but not limited to Public Programs, Educational Programs for Students, Teacher Programs, and Outreach.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Supervise the Educational Department which includes education, volunteers, and audio-visual.

• Provide leadership and supervise, direct and support staff to ensure implementation of the museum’s educational mission; evaluate programs on an on-going basis and recommend and implement changes as necessary.

• Supervise the development of engaging educational programming that meets the needs of the museum’s audience, including educational programs for students that adhere to current Georgia standards for science education; teacher staff development; and enrichment programs for the public including adults, families, seniors and those with special interests and needs.

• Collaborate with the collections staff to ensure accurate interpretation of collections and temporary exhibits.

• Produce writings of educational material about the collections and temporary exhibits.

• Promote the museum’s programs by writing and publishing articles, utilizing the museum web site, speaking to the public and collaborating with Public Relations/Marketing staff; review the effectiveness of these methods and recommend and implement changes as necessary.

• Utilize the museum web site as an educational tool to expand the museum educational experience through pre and post-visit activities for student field trips, opportunities for continued learning, and digital and virtual programming.

• Establish and maintain collaborations with individuals, groups and institutions, including regional colleges and universities, in order to expand utilization of museum.

• Prepare and manage department budgets. Identify and pursue opportunities for increased revenue through programs, grants and other revenue-generating practices.

• Implement the use of appropriate technology for educational purposes.

• Implement standards and procedures for the training and continued professional growth of staff and volunteers.

• Establish and maintain regular flow of information within the Education Department through regular meetings; attend regularly scheduled meetings of department heads; meet with the Executive Director as necessary.

• Travel when necessary to do research, and to obtain and maintain contacts, information, and materials. Attend professional development conferences to network and ensure life-long learning in the field of science museum education.

• Responsible for keeping privileged information confidential and representing the museum in professional circles and before the public in a manner that enhances the prestige and credibility of the Museum.

• Perform other tasks and projects as assigned by the Director.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

• Master’s degree in science education, three years in museum and/or informal science education and/or education administration, or the equivalent combination of education/experience.

• At least five years (5) of relevant experience in education and management with responsibilities in planning, development, implementation and administration of educational programs.

• Expertise and knowledge of current Georgia standards for science education, learning theories, and audience research methods.

• Experience in the application of appropriate technology to engage, educate, and inspire visitors.

• Ability to assess, manage and successfully complete multiple priorities and work well under pressure; excellent time management, problem solving, and analytical skills.

• Organizational ability with strong management and supervisory skills; ability to work with close attention to detail; dedication to quality results; excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Proficiency with MS Office products, including WORD, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other related software applications.

• Ensure that department staff understand the mission and goals of the museum, maintain building and collection security, maintain building cleanliness, handle and care for the collection appropriately, and project a warm and friendly attitude toward guests and fellow staff.

• Be responsible for ensuring high standards of professionalism in all areas of responsibility.

• Remain current on pertinent museum industry policies, laws, and accepted practices through involvement in industry trade groups and ongoing professional development.

• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to stand on hard flooring, walk quickly, and speak continuously for a minimum of four hours at a time and for some events, longer periods with appropriate breaks.  Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach.  Requires manual dexterity for keyboarding, setting up for programs and events.  Ability to do planning, logistics, and reasoning, Requires ability to see color and depth.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Teaching Certificate, Driver’s License

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Museum and office environment, non-standard hours, generally within 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, extended hours and weekends required on a regular and/or rotating basis. Some travel within the region. The noise level in the office environment is usually low to moderate, museum environment can be medium to high.

We will accept resumes for this position until 5 PM on Friday, October 16, 2020. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to resume@tellusmuseum.org. Please put “Tellus Director of Education” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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MUSEUM HOURS

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


ADMISSION

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

LOCATION

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

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