Director of Learning and Education Strategies

Phillips Collection - Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Job Category: Executive Management

Type: Paid

Term: Full Time

Post Date: November 08, 2019

About Our Organization

The Phillips Collection, America’s First Museum of Modern Art, is one of the premier collections of impressionist, modern, and contemporary art. Created by the visionary collector Duncan Phillips when he opened his home to the public in 1921, the museum’s intimate environment encourages people to make personal connections with art. Its permanent collection contains more than 5,000 works.

The museum organizes numerous traveling exhibitions that expand scholarship and, combined with an active lending program, makes its works available to audiences throughout the world. The museum also produces some of the industry’s most effective and in-depth education programs for teachers and students. The Phillips Collection is a privately-supported, not-for-profit organization that raises over 75% of its annual budget through contributions and earned revenue.

Learn more about the Phillips Collection at www.phillipscollection.org.

Job Summary

The Phillips Collection, America’s First Museum of Modern Art, is dedicated to strengthening our learning and education strategies by fulfilling an open position in its Education and Community Engagement Department.

The Director of Learning and Education Strategies is a key member of the Museum’s leadership team and co-leader of the Education and Community Engagement Department.  The Director of Learning and Education Strategies will work directly with the Vradenburg Director and CEO, Director of Strategy and Operations, and Director of Community Engagement to develop and implement strategic programming, partnerships, and outreach initiatives.

The Director of Learning and Education Strategies will be responsible for overall program development, long-range planning, management, and expansion of PK12 initiatives in alignment with the Phillips's mission and strategic goals. They will work collaboratively with museum staff and leaders in the community to develop innovative educational programming to enrich and educate the community about the museum’s collection, special exhibitions, and its undertakings within the community.

Responsibilities

Qualified candidates will possess a master’s degree in Art History and or Museum Education or related field, with a minimum of five (5) years museum experience.  Someone with a broad knowledge of modern and contemporary art, learning theory and museum practices is required. Demonstrated leadership in arts education and experience working with diverse staff and audiences.

How to Apply

View the full job description, including duties and qualifications, and apply online at https://www.phillipscollection.org/about/employment

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

The Phillips Collection is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.