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Education Coordinator 

About the Organization The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation exists to preserve Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and enrich society through an understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, architecture, and design.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran or uniformed service member status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Taliesin West  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 11/15/2017  
Description

The Education Coordinator supports the work of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's mission to educate the public and preserve the legacy of Wright's architecture and ideas. The Education Coordinator focuses on researching, developing, and coordinating hands-on education programs and resources for the K-12 audience.

 
Position Requirements

Essential Functions:

  • Building on the legacy of education programming at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, develop content for on-site and distance learning, including but not limited to:
    • Interpretive plans for the site reflecting our mission focus - preservation, innovation for sustainable living, and STEAM education based on Wright's architecture and ideas;
    • Curriculum development for grades K-12, including onsite tours, classes and camps;
    • Curriculum development for adult outreach;
    • Teacher training workshops and workshops for educators;
    • Annual Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Family Academic Programs; and
    • Educational content creation for licensing and online (distance) learning.
  • Collaborate with the development team to identify and securing funding for these initiatives
  • Implement related program logistics, including scheduling registration, record keeping, and invoices
  • Review and continuously monitor existing programs, content material, strategies, and research/evaluation for quality assurance as well as to make recommendations and implement approved modifications
  • Apply best practices in education for school aged children
  • Supervise and coordinate educational volunteers and interns
  • Order and maintain related material and supplies; track and report program attendance; and maintain program documentation
  • Participate in assigned working groups and on cross department/museum teams
  • Maintain departmental responsibilities (meetings, emails, phone calls, etc.)
  • Assist with other programs and collaborations as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in science, technology, education or related discipline required
  • Three years prior science teaching experience in a formal or informal setting
  • Strong understanding of and experience with informal learning strategies and a variety of learning environments, including schools, science centers and/or museums
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) program experience require
  • Experience with K-12th grade students and teachers preferred
  • Must be creative and dynamic; exhibit enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, and openness to new ideas
  • Must demonstrate comfort in a team environment, with strong collaboration and problem solving skills
  • Excellent project management, planning and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking required
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher) required
  • An in-depth knowledge of the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright preferred
  • Possession of current drivers license, possession of a personal vehicle, and willingness to travel to statewide school sites
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential funcitons of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the essential funcitons of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
 
Salary Salary is commensurate with experience plus a full benefits package including group health/dental/vision/life/long-term care plans; paid time off, holidays, and paid sick time; 401(k) with match after one year of service; and the intangible benefit of working at Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and architectural studio.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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