Location: Mississippi-Southern
Mission(s): Arts, History and Culture
Salary: $35,000/Yr - to - $45,000/Yr
Job Type: Full Time
Posted On: Aug 19, 2020

Education: Bachelor's Degree
Career Level: Mid Career (2+ Years Experience)
Nonprofit Experience: Desired / Not Required


The successful candidate for Youth Educator will be responsible for designing, developing, coordinating, and implementing The MAX’s educational programs for children and youth, Pre-K through elementary school.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and implements interdisciplinary curricula (on-site, mobile settings, and virtual) based on exhibitions and museum content for a variety of programming needs for K-12 and early childhood programs, school field trips, alternative educational settings, and gallery educator training.
  • Creation of grade level docent materials including dialogue outlines for gallery activities.
  • Builds relationships with K-12 teachers and administrators, and with community, stakeholders to develop new initiatives, collaborations, and art-related educational programs and to promote these programs in the community and around the state of Mississippi.
  • Continue the “Make Your Mark” campaign strategy and prepare for another outreach effort in the Fall 2020. Strengthen partnerships with Meridian Children’s Museum, No Child Left Behind, and Riley Center.
  • Works with the Curator of Education and Curator of Exhibitions to develop interpretive material and programs for exhibitions, publications, and other appropriate contexts.
  • Complete the Character Building program.
  • Works closely with the Staff and Volunteer Manager to develop and train volunteers and gallery educators, for a corps of gallery educators, and develop a gallery educator program for volunteers and MAX staff.
  • Collaborates with local school leadership and school administrators as appropriate, to develop resources for use in classrooms and through home school environments.
  • Develops or oversees the creation of on-line supplementary educational resources and curricula and activities to support museum-based programs.  Additionally, establishes and maintains relationships with other museum educators regionally and nationally.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or teaching certification is required
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a field related to youth education (pre-K-12), arts integration, or administration
  • Ability to work both collaboratively as a team and independently, as projects require.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and organizational skills are fundamental to this position
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; friendly and professional demeanor
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as events required

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to

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