Education Programs Coordinator - Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

Salary range: $40,000 to $50,000.

The Education Programs Coordinator is a member of the education team and is responsible for the creation, planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of education programs and experiences at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. This position will primarily focus on humanities related programming.  

Responsibilities & Goals:

·         Works with Director of Education and other Education Department colleagues, to develop and execute interpretive programs for all audiences; including planning, managing and coordinating (including, but not limited to) programs, workshops, interpretive tours, and exhibit-related experiences.
·         Ensures that programs are based on EEFH’s resources, education philosophy, methodology and strategic/master plans.
·         Effectively presents information to respond to visitors’ needs, including school, college, adult and intergenerational audiences.
·         Re-design, upgrade and expand current offerings.
·         Develops and fosters relationships with community partnerships.
·         Works as either a team member or as project leader on education department initiatives, including but not limited to, exhibits, large ground events, etc.
·         Increases visitor participation by producing dynamic programs and experiences related to the museum's mission, collection, strategic plan, exhibitions and/or the organization's target audiences.
·         Works closely with other departments on event scheduling, purchase or rental of equipment and materials, staffing, logistics, marketing, fund-raising, etc.
·         Works as a member of the education team to collaborate on organization-wide learning and education initiatives.
·         Develops and implements evaluation tools to measure, interpret, and analyze the outcomes of education and public programs relative to strategic goals.
·         Develops and manages budget for programs under personal purview.
·         Stays current with educational practices and scholarship; represent the museum at public forums, including public talks and other presentations.
·         Weekend and evening work to oversee and facilitate programs is required.


·         A Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, American studies, education, or a closely related field, a Master’s degree is preferable.
·         A minimum of three years of professional work experience in the planning and delivery of learning experiences at a museum or cultural site.
·         Ability to think creatively and employ out of the box thinking about educational and learning experiences.
·         Outstanding written communication skills including the ability to write effectively for a variety of ages and backgrounds.
·         Excellent verbal communication and customer service skills and the ability to work effectively as a member of a highly energized, creative team
·         Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines and to prioritize and organize work effectively
·         Budget management experience and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Suite
·         Initiative, good judgment, and the ability to work well independently 
·         Must be able to lift up to 10 lbs. and physically move about the buildings and grounds of the estate.
·         Strong interactive learning, teaching and training skills and knowledge of current education trends and museum methodology are desirable. 

How to Apply

Email resume’, salary requirements, and application (available at to  Indicate in subject line “Education Programs Coordinator”.  Please, no phone calls.

Posted on 10/3/2019

 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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