Museum Education Specialist


To develop, oversee, and evaluate museum educational initiatives across the lifespan in accordance with NAMM and the NAMM Museum of Making Music's mission and objectives.


Gallery Education Program

  • Assess and develop curriculum for school tour program.
  • Train, coach, and evaluate tour facilitators and oversee scheduling of tour leaders.
  • Develop interpretive materials and activities for Special Exhibitions.
  • Assess, evaluate, interpret, and communicate the impact of the school tour program.
  • Develop activities for walk-in family visitors with children.

Adult Music Making Programs (String Orchestra and Band programs)

  • Coordinate rehearsal and performance schedules and conductor/coach needs.
  • Order, organize, distribute, and collect print music and maintain Museum's music library.
  • Assess, evaluate, interpret, and communicate the impact of our adult music programs.

Community Outreach and Partnerships

  • Cultivate and work with partners (such as SD Symphony or North County Lifeline) to present programs onsite and in the community.
  • Develop Museum outreach program(s) for schools and/or community organizations.
  • Assess, evaluate, interpret, and communicate impact of outreach and partnership programs.

Short-Term: Museum Renovation Project

  • Work with core team to ensure that the refreshed Museum content addresses educational goals and meets educational standards. (2-year project)


  • A Bachelor's degree in music'performance, history, pedagogy, or organology--or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years' experience in museum education field, including object-based and inquiry-driven education. Experience with museum education best practices as well as current, innovative trends in the field.
  • Knowledge of Common Core, National Arts Standards and STEAM.
  • Knowledge of the music products industry a plus.
  • A strong commitment to stellar customer service.
  • Superior communication skills'verbal and written'with all age groups.
  • Solution-oriented creative thinker, consensus builder with a good sense of humor.
  • Collaborative work style, ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Professional and calm demeanor in high stress situations.

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