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Botanical Research Institute of Texas-GROW Community Education Manager-Fri, 08/02/2019 - 4:26pm

GROW Community Education Manager


Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr.
Fort Worth , TX 76107

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Job Description 

Job Title: Community Education Manager

Position Purpose
The Community Education Manager is responsible for the growth and management of public education, which includes exhibits and associated public engagement events; classes and courses through the GROW collaborative; and marketing and promotion of each of these areas. In order to grow these programs, the position will be expected to generate revenue through earned income as well as grants and sponsorships. This position may be eligible for flextime.

Position Type, Expected Hours of Work, Travel
This is a full-time position, and with regular hours of work Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m ,with occasional Saturdays and after hour events. Local daytime travel may be required. Out of town travel for conferences, classes and meetings may also be required.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Employee may be required to lift and carry library materials and climb ladders.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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BRIT is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Principal Responsibilities
• Oversees the development of adult education classes and courses that (a) build community among participants through the GROW collaborative, (b) develop individual skills and knowledge, from continuing education to professional practice, in the field of botany, horticulture, and environmental science; (c) generate revenue to grow the education collaborative, and (d) provide public access to staff expertise, facilities, and collections through classes and courses unique to botanical organizations
• Develops and implements certification programs for the GROW program aligned with organizational priorities and revenue potential, under advisory of the VP Council
• Manages assigned public engagement programs for the Institute, as deemed appropriate.
• Manages outdoor and indoor exhibits in the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and elsewhere. This includes exhibit production management, recruiting artists, scheduling exhibits, preparing annual budgets, and coordinating annual Spring and Fall Gallery Night events and other gallery openings as appropriate
• Prepares and manages the annual budget for Community Education
• Generates revenue and controls program costs of classes, courses, and events. Supports grant writing and sponsorships for exhibits and events.
• Coordinates with BRIT Marketing team to market and communicate all community education programs and events
• Participates on the GROW Education and Public Engagement team, as needed, to support institutional planning and events
• Conducts other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility Part-time exhibits assistant (unknown if this position will be funded)

Education and Experience 

Required Education and Experience
• Experience successfully organizing and managing projects
• Experience managing and growing an educational program
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers as well as lead a team
• Excellent computer skills (MS Office)
Preferred Education and Experience
• Three years program management experience
• Basic understanding of education best practices
• Exhibit management or museum curatorial experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
• Highly organized
• Ability to adapt and be flexible when change is needed
• Able to work in a team and understand team concepts
• Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Position requires an individual who is both entrepreneurial and able to focus on and accomplish deliverable results.

Application Instructions 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Angie Peeples