Curator of Curiosity/Director of Education

Company Name: 

Thanksgiving Point Institute

Address: 

3003 Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043

Contact Name: 

Lorie Millward

Phone: 

801-768-4979

Email: 

lmillward@thanksgivingpoint.org

Job Description: 

Apply online at https://thanksgivingpoint.applicantpro.com/jobs/591960.html 

Thanksgiving Point is seeking a curious innovator and leader for the position of Curator of Curiosity/Director of Education. Thanksgiving Point is a 501 (c)3 multi-museum, farm, and garden complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about this mission and the opportunity to work alongside and lead a highly collaborative team of creative folk.

Position Summary

The Curator of Curiosity/Director of Education is part of the Thanksgiving Point Management team and ensures that all venues, exhibits, programs, and Education Department team members promote curiosity and inquiry for the millions of guests that Thanksgiving Point welcomes each year. Thanksgiving Point values the process of discovery over content acquisition, and employs inquiry-based strategies and empathy in all aspects of its programming and guest interactions.

This person is part of the core creative design team and collaborates on and informs the design, construction, and refinement of all Thanksgiving Point venues and exhibitions and will begin work right away on the Butterfly Biosphere –adding the educational perspective to the project.

Most importantly, this person oversees the Education Department and all educational programming across multiple venues including: The Museum of Ancient Life; Farm Country; Ashton Gardens; The Museum of Natural Curiosity; and the forthcoming Butterfly Biosphere; as well as outreach programs delivered statewide. 

As Director of Education, this person is responsible for cultivating and supporting a highly-collaborative and creative team of between 40 – 70 Explorers, who share program leadership and direction in addition to their primary responsibilities for direct delivery of programs. The Director of Education is not a micro-manager, but an effective and dynamic leader who inspires team members to set, meet, and exceed high expectations. This person coaches team members, guiding them and providing the resources, training, and tools they need to be successful Explorers and collaborative, confident leaders.