Curator of Education & Programs

Company Name: 

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center

Contact Name: 

Keni Sturgeon

Phone: 

509-888-6242

Email: 

ksturgeon@wvmcc.org

Job Description: 

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center (WVMCC) fosters dynamic connections to the history, cultural traditions and arts of the Wenatchee Valley. A vibrant mid-size museum, the WVMCC is a vital hub for creating community connections with our region's unique heritage and arts through creative, interdisciplinary programs, exhibits, and publications. The WVMCC seeks an experienced, collaborative and innovative leader to strengthen and grow the Museum’s education and programming initiatives.

A key position with the Museum, the Curator of Education & Programs is instrumental in creating and executing a short- and long-term vision for the Museum’s educational and programmatic efforts, which currently include offerings at our downtown Museum and at the Historic Wells House for families, adults, schools (both in and out of school time), and the general public, as well as overseeing our new makerspace. This role works with the Museum’s leadership, curators, and education team to cultivate and manage relationships with the community. WVMCC is committed to enriching educational experiences and our community’s culture, and our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a growing, diverse community.

This position works collaboratively with the Curator of Collections and the Curator of Exhibits in the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy for Exhibits, Programs, and Collections; and creating and delivering high-quality educational initiatives that make the Museum’s collections and exhibits meaningful for and accessible to museum visitors and the community. They partner with the Museum’s Marketing team helping to effectively position the Museum’s stories to gain wider visibility and increased visitation. They also work closely with the Event Rental Coordinator to ensure program participants, museum guests, and those renting spaces at either the Museum or the Wells House for events have the best possible experience. The work requires a high degree of collaboration and flexibility, accompanied by creative thinking, vivid storytelling, and leadership skills.

To see the full position description and for application instructions, please visit:

https://www.wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/employment-opportunities/