Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art - Education Coordinator

Education Coordinator
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University

Introduction:  Nestled next to Schumaker Pond in Salisbury, Maryland and surrounded by wildlife in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art features the world’s largest and finest public collection of decorative and antique decoys. The museum is a premier facility for the study of art, nature and tradition for youth, educators, scholars, artists and community it serves. In the coming year, the Ward Museum is expanding its facility with a 2,200 square foot waterfront classroom addition to support education programs, services, and events.  The Ward Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a certified Green Center by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education.

Job Description:  The museum seeks a full time Education Coordinator to assist with a growing department that serves over 20,000 youth and adults annually through programming on topics of art, nature and tradition.  Programs occur onsite at the Ward Museum and offsite with our diverse community of regional partner organizations. Environmental education is a cornerstone of the museum’s offerings, engaging learners of all ages through an interdisciplinary approach, using STEAM concepts, hands on field studies, and arts integration.

Responsibilities:  Duties include development and delivery of education programs for youth, adults, and schools; scheduling and coordinating programming; office administration; assisting with special events and promotion of programs through written press releases, website updates and social media outlets. Education Coordinator reports to the Director of Education and Environmental Learning. Typical workweek is Tuesdaythrough Saturday, with some evening assignments.

Qualifications:  Applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and have at least two years of experience with educational program delivery and working with clients of all ages and backgrounds.  Knowledge of regional art, natural and cultural heritage is preferred. Applicants must possess strong organizational, writing and communication skills and be comfortable working independently and as a team with a diverse client base.  Applicant should be experienced with Microsoft Office with proficiency in Excel, web services and content management systems.  Applicant must have valid driver’s license, clear background check and driving record, and be able to lift 40lbs.

Compensation:  Salary commensurate with experience. Employer paid health benefits package.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to:
Mark McMullen Bushman, Director of Education and Environmental Learning
Ward Museum, 909 South Schumaker Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804

Application review will begin on May 31, 2016. Position open until filled.

To learn more about the Ward Museum, please visit us online at www.wardmuseum.org.
The Ward Museum/ Ward Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.