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Manager of School Programs (Full-Time)

The Manager of School Programs oversees the management of educational programs for students, teachers, and educational administrators. This individual develops, coordinates, and implements programs for visitors, including virtual and onsite field trips, art and science residencies, homeschool programs, science fairs, professional development for museum educators and outside educators. Responsible for managing a team of full-time and contractual museum educators and is responsible for ongoing training and evaluation of museum education staff. This individual must have a commitment to working in a team-based environment that values innovation, creative learning, risk taking and experimentation.

Department: Learning & Engagement
Reporting to: Reports to Senior Director of Education
Schedule: Hybrid/4-5 days onsite
Salary: $65,000-$70,000 annually; includes a comprehensive organization-sponsored benefits package including medical plan, dental plan, vision, life insurance, Pension, 401K retirement, and generous paid time off.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Learning and Engagement Leadership Team to define learning goals and audience objectives for engaging educational programs that relate to the Museum’s mission, temporary exhibitions, and permanent collection galleries, and are built on a commitment to excellence and innovation.
  • Directly supervise education staff, including full-time and contracted educators in their implementation of varied programs both virtual and in person. Including the recruitment, and training of all education staff for school programs.
  • Develops in partnership with other Museum educators and curators, new programs and experiences for schools, including virtual and onsite activities, that connect to the temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection.
  • Monitor budgets and associated expenses, including organizing and supervising registration and purchasing materials necessary for programs.
  • Writing copy for brochures and website promotions.
  • Teaching and supervising school and teacher programs, interfacing with the public, including weekends and evenings, as necessary.
  • Partners with exhibition and curatorial departments to provide museum educator training.
  • Maintain contact with the broader network of museum professionals through participating in conferences, professional networks, and organizations.
  • Develop and test interactive teacher resources for our website.
  • Other duties as required


  • B.A. or B.S. degree in Education, Museum Studies, or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of successful experience in the development and implementation of school programs in a museum or similar arts education institution and/or working within a classroom.
  • Experience managing a team.
  • Experience in the facilitation and development of Professional Development for adults
  • Extensive experience working with students from diverse cultures required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Adobe Pro, Web Conferencing software and knowledge of social media practices.
  • Strong organizational and effective communication skills

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that are to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • The successful candidate will need the ability to lift and move fifteen (15) pounds or less. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and give verbal instructions. They will need to utilize their hands to handle or feel objects, tools, materials and computers, for the necessary tasks of this role.

Due to the potential high volume of submissions, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

The Newark Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In addition, we aspire to make the Museum and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Newark and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA communities as they must be centered in the work we do.

About The Newark Museum of Art

We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides.

Founded in 1909, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the largest museum in New Jersey and ranks twelfth nationally in collection size, with more than 130,000 artworks and significant holdings of science and natural history. The NMOA is committed to the values of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion by responding to the evolving needs and interests of diverse audiences through participation, visitor experiences, and community engagement.

From the ancient world to contemporary art, the Museum boasts a renowned collection of exceptional quality and depth, spanning concentrations in the Arts of Global Africa; Arts of Global Asia, featuring a Tibetan Buddhist altar; Arts of the Americas; American Art, with a particular strength in Native American art; Decorative Arts; Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean; and Science.

With a focus on welcoming everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community, the NMOA offers groundbreaking exhibitions, engaging programming, a research library with 60,000 volumes, paid internships, and impactful local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus includes the Ballantine House (1885), a National Historic Landmark; the Ward Carriage House (1860); the Old Stone School House (1784); the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director and CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum in the 21st century.

“We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community”.