Brooklyn Public Library

Manager of Education, Center for Brooklyn History

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/27/2021 2:30 PM)
Job ID
2021-2147
# of Openings
1
Category
Outreach Services
Location Name
Brooklyn Collection

Overview

The Manager of Education at the Center for Brooklyn History oversees the educational programming and outreach of the Center. CBH’s Manager of Education is responsible for activating our one-of-a-kind archives to cultivate 21st Century skills in learners of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through the lens of Brooklyn history. Included in this charge is the facilitation of Brooklyn Connections: a grant-funded, residency-style education program that introduces 4th – 12th grade Social Studies and ELA students to archival research through a local history project. The Manager of Education would also be responsible for developing mission aligned innovative education programs to schools, teens, families and adults across the borough and in Brooklyn Public Library branches.

 

Due to COVID-19, the position will require some on-site days in addition to working remotely. Upon normal operations, this position will be only be on-site.

 

Responsibilities

  • Direct the vision, mission and strategic goals of the Education program at CBH
  • Work with CBH director to establish long-range vision, annual goals, objectives, and priorities for the department
  • Fulfill and report program deliverables and establish evaluation methodology
  • Prepare program’s annual budget and manage its purchases and expenditures
  • Recruit, select, orientate and manage program staff
  • Grow staff knowledge by identifying and attending professional development opportunities
  • Collect and compile program data for grant reporting and new funding opportunities
  • Market and promote the program through conference presentations, scholarly publications and other industry specific networking opportunities
  • Maintain a close relationship with the CBH collections, programs and exhibitions teams, assisting with departmental needs as required
  • Liaise with BPL senior staff and branch librarians as appropriate to develop and collaborate on educational outreach initiatives and projects
  • Network with external cultural institutions to establish opportunities for joint programming, skill sharing and partnership referrals
  • Cultivate and grow relationships with local schools, government agencies and partner organizations
  • Network with external cultural institutions to establish opportunities for joint programing, skill sharing and cross-dissemination
  • Oversee program curriculum design, lesson plans, marketing strategy and website development
  • Supervise teacher professional learning workshops
  • Organize and deliver the program’s culminating exhibition and showcase end-of-year event

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in History, Education, Archival/Museum Studies or related field. Master’s degree in education, education administration, instructional design, or a related field preferred.

Skills & Abilities

  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion and the amplification of underrepresented stories and histories
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of pedagogical best practices, learning principles and teaching techniques
  • Confidence researching, handling and teaching with archival collections
  • Experience with public speaking and making presentations to various audiences, including funders
  • Minimum five years demonstrated teaching experience, preferably with young adults
  • Experience with bibliographic instruction, technology, information and new media literacy
  • Work well with diverse staff and establish and maintain meaningful partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Budget oversight experience
  • Coordination of grants and other special projects
  • Knowledge and passion for Brooklyn history, a plus
  • Bi-lingual a plus

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