Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Posted in Education and Training

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Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Occupational Summary The Director of Education and Public Programs leads the design and implementation of the museum's special events and education programs for the general public. This position oversees the museum's educational and public programs for K-12 students, family audiences, and adult visitors and manages the day-to-day work of the Education department and Special Events staff. Working collaboratively across the museum and with Duke and Durham partners, this position serves to meaningfully engage and cultivate new and long-term relationships with community groups and local audiences. The Director of Education and Public Programs plays a key role in further establishing the museum as a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive space for educational and civic engagement. This position supervises the full-time and part-time museum educators, special events staff as well as the part-time Gallery Guides. Reports to the Director.

Work Performed Leads the conceptualization, design, and implementation of the museum's full calendar of public programs in collaboration with the Curatorial, Development, Operations, Academic Initiatives and Marketing departments.
    Plans, organizes, and oversees the implementation of museum programs for all audiences (general public, university, K-12 students, teachers, and family audiences), including tours, performances, and other activities relating to the museum's collections and exhibitions.Aligns all programs with the goals and mission of the museum.Provides management oversight of the museum's special events operations and support; for Duke users and groups from the community, and the for Nasher exhibition openings and development events.Organizes and leads staff programming meetings.
Meaningfully engages and cultivates new and long-term relationships with community groups and local audiences.
    Researches and builds relationships with local leaders, teachers, and principals, and other community arts organizations.Maintains relationships with Duke's Office of Community Affairs and collaborates with OCA on community arts education projects as appropriate.Works with other University groups on events scheduling for the museum.Strategizes ways to diversify the museum's audience through outreach, public programs, and partnerships.With Director and department heads, develops a strategy and implements a plan for community engagement.Works with the Director to set appropriate targets for outside events in the museum.

Supervises and supports Education and Special Events department staff, including hiring, training, assigning/reviewing work, conducting performance evaluations, addressing work issues, and approving time.

    Creates and manages budget for education programs.In collaboration with the Deputy Director for Operations, establishes rates for events.Ensures necessary staff coverage for special events.Works collaboratively with management of the Nasher Café. Contributes to grants with Development department.Oversees the Nasher Teen Council and the Reflections Alzheimer's programOversees the Gallery Guide program of part-time community members and university students who give tours and engage with museum visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.

Desired Qualifications

At least 5 years of experience with developing public programs and community partnerships in the museum or arts sector. Knowledge of best practices and demonstrated track record with diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion efforts in museums or cultural institutions. Highly collaborative and communicative. Excellent project management and organizational skills. Ability to motivate others and manage projects independently and simultaneously. Knowledge of Durham and its many communities a plus.Minimum Qualifications


Work requires communications, analytical and organization skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program. Masters degree in a related field preferred.


Position requires a minimum of 5 years related experience.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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