JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title: Director of Experience and Programs Reports To: Executive Director Status: Full-time, regular, exempt, at-will Desired Start Date: February 2010 Organizational Description: Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum is a hands-on, multimedia arts and technology museum for kids. Our vision is a world where creativity, collaboration and communication inspire new ideas and innovative solutions. We believe that the success of the next generation will hinge not only on what they know, but also on their ability to think and act creatively as global citizens. Our mission is to nurture the creativity, collaboration, and communication of all youth and families. Position Description: Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Experience and Programs (DEP) is a key leadership position responsible for the overall strategic vision, management and integration of Zeum’s exhibits, visitor experience, and education programs. The DEP provides guidance, support and mentorship to a team of five managers who are responsible for collaborating to generate the Zeum experience. This team includes the: Education Manager, Exhibits Manager, IT Manager, Visitor Experience Manager, and Youth Program Manager. Principal Responsibilities: Serves as key member of organizational leadership team, collaborating with Board of Directors, ED, Director of Development & Marketing and Director of Finance & Operations Oversees and provides vision for all exhibits, visitor experience, and education programs with emphasis on executing Zeum’s strategic shifts designed to generate transformational growth Provides leadership, guidance and support to team of five managers in a manner that promotes collaboration, open communication, creative problem-solving and professional development Fosters relationships with strategic partners who strengthen and complement Zeum’s exhibits and programs Builds credibility and Zeum’s reputation as a thought leader in creativity, collaboration and communication for youth and families Collaborates with the ED and Director of Development & Marketing to raise funds and develop broad support for Zeum’s programs and initiatives Management Responsibilities: Leads and supports team of five managers in a way that is consistent with Zeum’s core values of creativity, collaboration, communication, integrity and inclusiveness. Ensures that Zeum’s mission and strategic goals are integrated in all programs and exhibit experiences Oversees the administration of the department, including a departmental budget equal to roughly half of the organizational budget (currently $1.7M), as well as operations plans, evaluations, contracts, personnel-related issues, and hiring and directing key program staff Provides leadership, expertise and inspiration to Zeum’s Director Team and Board of Directors and supports fundraising, marketing and special events as needed. Qualifications: MA/MFA/MBA or equivalent desired Minimum of 5 years’ non-profit management experience in museum/arts administration, exhibition development, and/or education 221 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Must be an exceptional role model and coach with a demonstrated ability to lead a team to accomplish goals in a supportive, collaborative and empowering manner Excellent strategic planning and problem-solving skills - must have a positive, creative approach to both and be an imaginative, flexible and resourceful individual Demonstrated ability to synthesize ideas, develop effective plans and execute them with excellence Knowledge of trends in the use of multimedia arts and technology programming geared towards children, youth and families Demonstrated knowledge of San Francisco’s community of cultural/youth-oriented institutions and expertise communicating and working with diverse audiences and learning styles COMPENSATION: We offer a dynamic, fun, inclusive, and flexible work environment with competitive salary based on experience and skills, plus a benefits package that includes generous paid leave, employer-paid medical and dental insurance, and the option of participating in commuter checks and/or a 403(b) retirement plan. Application Process – PLEASE READ CLOSELY: IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED FOR DPE-2009, PLEASE DO NOT REAPPLY. Send cover letter and resume by email to jobs(at)zeum(dot)org with a subject line beginning with this exact phrase: “DEP-2010” followed by your FIRST and LAST NAME. Please tailor your cover letter to this job posting. Email submissions that do not follow these instructions may not be reviewed. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. ZEUM is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.
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