Assistant Manager, Youth Programs

Peabody Museum – Education, Public and Youth Engagement – Evo/SciCorps

Position Description:
Reporting to the Manager of Public & Youth Engagement at the Yale Peabody Museum, the Assistant Manager, Youth Programs, will develop and oversee programming for the teen after school program and youth employment and internship programs that serve New Haven area high school students. The Assistant Manager, Youth Programs, will primarily work to manage employees in the Sci.CORPS Museum Interpreter Program, outdoor education initiative and summer research internships. Assistant Manager, Youth Programs, will also assist programs and activities for after school program participants.

Responsibilities include: 1. Plan, develop, and implement programming for EVOLUTIONS after school program.  Activities include classroom teaching and curriculum development, training and overseeing Yale student teachers, mentoring youth program participants, and organizing and supervising daylong and overnight field trips. 2. Carry out recruitment, training, and supervision of youth employees in the Sci.CORPS interpreter program. 3. Together with relevant grant PIs and the Manager of Public and Youth Engagement, and the museums’ Exhibitions team, develop, implement, and evaluate interpretive activities and tools for use in the museum. 4. Facilitate daily and biannual assessments of Sci.CORPS staff, oversee all disciplinary action, coordinate daily and monthly schedules, and act as primary contact for youth employees. 5. Collaborate with the Manager of Public and Youth Engagement and other Museum staff and Yale faculty to implement summer research internships for EVOLUTIONS students. This includes adhering to and reporting all lab safety and content training requirements, and mentoring participants throughout internships.  6. Collaborate with other museum staff and community organizations to development and implement outdoor and nature-based programming that serves local youth audiences. 7. Keep informed of the latest research and best practices for out-of-school, youth, and informal learning and in culturally responsive and socio-emotional pedagogies disseminate this research to staff and colleagues. 8. Work on other special projects in the Public Programs department, as needed.

Evening and weekend work will be required for this position.  Position requires regular Saturday and/or Sunday

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
1. Fosters engaged learning experiences for University and public audiences by developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs and events for classes, groups or individuals.
2. Develops strategies and resources for thematic tours, highlights tours, and special exhibition tours in coordination with exhibitions and collections on view.
3. Partners with schools, colleges, and educators to promote the use of the collections and museum activities in line with the national curriculum; facilitates activities in the local community in response to requests from schools or community groups.
4. Collects, analyzes, applies learnings from feedback on educational activities.
5. Coordinates docent and guide training programs, develops and communicates lesson plans, designs syllabi, implements and teaches training sessions. Evaluates new and returning docents and guides, vets tours for special exhibitions and assists in tour logistics.
6. Supervises bursary students, volunteers and interns as necessary.
7. Performs other duties as required.
8. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Bachelors Degree in a related field such as art history or museum education and three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidate Qualifications:
– Ability to engage, motivate and mentor BIPOC and FGLI teens work, some evenings and holidays, and some overnight and multi-day trips with students.  
– Exceptional communication and presentation skills. 
– Understanding of social justice-oriented curricula and pedagogies
– Understanding of core concepts in biological and earth sciences.
– Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks.
– Bachelor’s Degree in science, education, urban studies, or related field. Two years of experience teaching experience in formal or informal settings. Experience with teen programs, internships, and/or museum education. Experience working with or with lived experience as FGLI (first generation low income) or BIPOC (black indigenous or other people of color) preferred.

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Salary or Compensation:
$57,000 – $85,500

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Drug Screen: No

Health Screening: No

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