Curator of Curiosity/Director of Education

Company Name: 

Thanksgiving Point Institute

Address: 

3003 N Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043

Contact Name: 

Wendy Herzog

Phone: 

801-768-4946

Email: 

wherzog@thanksgivingpoint.org

Job Description: 

Thanksgiving Point Institute, one of the coolest places around, is seeking a curious innovator and empathetic 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 especially the opportunity to work alongside and lead a highly collaborative team of ridiculously awesome and creative folk.

Thanksgiving Point values the process of discovery over content acquisition and employs inquiry-based informal education strategies, empathy, and play in all aspects of its programming and guest interactions.

This person leads 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 offsite and statewide outreach programs. 

This person is responsible for cultivating and supporting a highly-collaborative and creative team of up to 75 Explorers, who share program leadership and direction in addition to their primary responsibilities for direct delivery of programs. This person is not a micro-manager, but an effective and dynamic leader who inspires team members to try, fail, and try again, in pursuit of great programming. This person coaches team members, guiding them and providing the resources, training, and tools they need to be successful Explorers and collaborative, confident leaders in their own right.

Full description, qualifications, and application are found online at:

https://thanksgivingpoint.applicantpro.com/jobs/785663.html