Education Specialist (K-12)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Organization Description: 
Welcome to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design, and is the steward of one of the most diverse and comprehensive design collections in existence—more than 215,000 design objects spanning 30 centuries. From ancient textiles and works on paper to icons of modern design and cutting-edge technologies, Cooper Hewitt’s collection serves as inspiration for creative work of all kinds and tells the story of design’s paramount importance in improving our world. Visit

Position Description:
Serve as an Education Specialist responsible for developing, coordinating, promoting, and delivering content and programs to all audiences of all ages at one or more levels of immersion. The responsibilities include planning, promotion, outreach, facilitation, research, content development, evaluation and liaising with multiple stakeholders in program development and implementation. Report to the Director of Learning and Audience Engagement.

Summary of Duties:

• Develops, evaluates, and delivers education experiences, including activities, programs, and products for audiences of all ages and level of competency in design.
• Responsible for development and assists with conceptualizing programs and activities, design, development, testing and evaluation.
• Oversees or collaborates with peers in the writing of content and resource materials used in on-site, off-site programming and digital platforms.
• Responsible for actively striving to stay abreast with the trends in design and design education.
• Maintains supportive relationships with various organizations for the purposes of professional development, outreach, partnerships, and reputation building.
• Responsible for as assigned, on working groups or other committees which develop dynamic learning activities, programs, and/or products, such as exhibitions, citizen science projects, and web- and social media-based programming.
• Oversees as required the training and work of volunteers, education associates, interns, and contractors for programs, ensuring that all programs/initiatives are delivered at a high quality.

Reports to:
Director of Learning and Audience Engagement

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
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Salary or Compensation:
$76,961 to $100,044

Application Info:
Candidates are required to apply on USAJOBS
Deadline to apply is: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Transcript required (unofficial or official) from undergraduate or graduate (or both).