Manager School and Family Engagement

Company Name: 

Frye Art Museum



Contact Name: 

Lanie Bolieu





Job Description: 


THE ORGANIZATION: The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free. 

THE POSITION: Manager, School & Family Engagement

DEPARTMENT: Education 
REPORTS TO: Director of Education & Community Partnerships 


STATUS: Full-time, 35 hours per week 

SALARY RANGE: $52,000-$57,000
BENEFITS: Full benefits including medical, dental, PTO accrual, 403(b), and more  



As a member of the Education team, the Manager, School & Family Engagement designs and implements arts engagement workshops and experiences for K-12 students, educators, and families on-site, off-site, and virtually. In addition, the Manager develops meaningful content for digital platforms; builds strong relationships with K-12 and community partners; and recruits, trains, and supervises a cohort of teaching artists/educators.

In this position, the Manager centers diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion by working with a range of communities and partners to offer creative and collaborative school and family engagement, ensuring that the Frye is a welcoming space for all. 


K-12 Engagement (40%)

  • Oversee K-12 engagement on-site, off-site, and virtually. This includes field trips, outreach events and programs, educator workshops, parent docent workshops, and more.
  • Develop curriculum, tour outlines, and/or agendas for field trips, outreach events and programs, educator workshops, parent docent workshops, and more.
  • Serve as lead educator for K-12 programs as needed.
  • Collaborate with Seattle University Center for Community Engagement on afterschool programs at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School.
  • Identify goals and measures of success for K-12 engagement. 
  • Build a cohort of educators and teaching artists.
  • Identify, manage, and contract with teaching artists and/or educators for K-12 programs. 
  • Manage all logistics for payment, travel, and facilities to ensure success of K-12 programs. 
  • Ensure accessibility of programs for a wide range of audiences where possible. 
  • Document programs via photos or other media and track program attendance and feedback. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with community partners, artists, and other stakeholders as collaborators for program planning and audience development. 
  • Maintain a current knowledge of best practices for K-12 education, arts education, museum education practice, and contemporary visual culture. 
  • Establish and maintain contacts with the arts and education communities and liaise with professional colleagues. 
  • Design and implement program evaluation. 
  • Contribute to the vision and strategy of the Education department. 
  • Support other Education programs and initiatives as needed. 

Family Engagement (40%)

  • Work with Education team, Curatorial team, community partners, artists, and other stakeholders to research, develop, and present the Frye’s Community Days.
  • Collaborate with Seattle Children’s Theatre to implement Small Frye, selecting monthly themes and accompanying books.
  • Design on-site, off-site, and virtual family programs that will interpret and complement the Frye’s collection and exhibitions in addition to shaping the Frye as a welcoming space for all.
  • Identify goals and measures of success for family engagement. 
  • Build a cohort of educators and teaching artists.
  • Serve as lead educator for family programs as needed.
  • Manage all logistics for payment, travel, and facilities to ensure success of family programs. 
  • Document programs via photos or other media and track program attendance and feedback.
  • Digital Media and Virtual Programs (20%)
  • Design, produce, edit, and implement digital content and live, recorded, or interactive virtual school and family programs.  
  • Assist with the publishing of school and family programs content, including images, video, audio, PDFs, and more to the Frye’s blog and/or website. 
  • Work with web-based multimedia formats for school and family programs, including streaming audio/video via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Streamyard, and/or other platforms. 
  • Maintain audio and video archives of school and family programs. 
  • Identify enhancements and plan future improvements to user experience and/or internal workflow. 
  • Troubleshoot live virtual school and family programs, links, navigation, and registration pages to ensure reliability of experience for visitors and make corrections as required. 
  • Collaborate with Communications Department to: manage digital content; gauge community input and response to Frye exhibitions and programs; research and test existing and emerging digital channels to expand the Museum’s reach. 
  • Apply best practices for accessibility, usability, and agility of digital content and virtual programs. 



  • Master’s degree in art education, museum education, or education preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Experience in working with family and K-12 audiences through inquiry- and object-based teaching methodologies, studio art, museum education, teaching, or leading tours, is preferred. 
  • Knowledge or understanding of studio art is preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability to forge strong and effective working relationships with a wide variety of partners inside and outside the Frye. 
  • Experienced user of Zoom and Microsoft Teams. 
  • Familiarity with developing programs and events accessible to a variety of audiences a plus. 
  • Digital fluency, including Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams; experience with Mailchimp, Drupal, video editing and production, and ticketing and registration processes, such as Altru/Blackbaud, are helpful. 
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, and written and oral communication skills. 
  • Excellent team player with abilities to motivate and work collaboratively with Museum staff, as well as work well independently, in a dynamic environment with concurrent deadlines and rapidly changing priorities. 
  • Detail-oriented with ability to prioritize, manage, and multitask; ability to coordinate complex schedules and analyze and solve problems. 
  • Professional demeanor and ability to interact with all levels within the organization and external vendors. Ability to exhibit discretion and handle confidential information appropriately.  
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends at programs and events as needed. 
  • Strong presentation skills and confidence in serving as a spokesperson for an organization.  
  • Willingness to undergo a criminal background and employment reference check. 
  • Committed to the Frye Art Museum’s mission, history, and future. 



Temporary telework arrangements may be in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, although staff are required to be on site each week and work with their manager or supervisor regarding scheduling. Some of the work may be performed off-site such as in the home or in a space near the home. Equipment may be owned and maintained by the employee or the Museum. Communications may be by email, mobile phone, internet video, electronic messaging, or other means as technology allows.


  • Sitting/Standing/Walking: Approximately 90% of time is spent seated while working at a desk. Balance of time (approximately 10%) is spent standing or moving around the work area. Speaking/Hearing: Clear diction and acute hearing are necessary for effective communication with donors, members, the public, and co-workers.
  • Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling: The ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds is necessary for moving material and equipment for programs.
  • Vision: Corrected vision close to 20/20 is necessary to effectively use the computer screens.
  • Stooping/Kneeling: The ability to stoop and kneel is necessary for accessing files.
  • Reaching/Handling: Good manual dexterity is necessary for computer keyboard use and for retrieving and working with appropriate paperwork, equipment, and supplies.


This Job Summary is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of this role at the Frye Art Museum. Employees must maintain a high degree of flexibility in our rapidly changing environment and, as such, may be required to perform additional duties beyond the scope described here from time to time.


The Frye Art Museum mandates that all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Note that all employees are asked to adhere to museum guidance and policy for COVID-19, which may change over time.


We, at Frye Art Museum, believe that the arts are for everyone. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for colleagues and guests. 

Frye Art Museum complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact


We recognize that a successful candidate will meet many of the requirements listed on this job description but may not meet all the qualifications. If much of this job description describes you, we encourage you to apply. As part of our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, we are invested in building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

Candidates should send cover letter and resume with "Manager, School & Family Engagement" in the subject line to Open until filled. No emails or phone calls, please.

The Frye is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, marital or veteran’s status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. In the event that we wish to arrange a personal interview, we will contact you by email or phone.