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Manager of School and Volunteer Docent Programs

Company: University of California - Riverside
Location: Riverside
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:



Full Time
Commensurate with Experience


Are you someone who: Has the ability, knowledge, and experience to navigate and nurture relationships with school systems, teachers, university faculty, students, and energetic volunteers* Is an imaginative, critical thinker when it comes to program and curriculum development* Has the ability to guide, lead and inspire teachers/faculty, students, and volunteer docents* If so, then UCR ARTS is looking for you! UCR ARTS seeks an energetic professional to lead its School and Volunteer Docent Program during a time of opportunity, growth and many exciting museum-wide projects. The primary objective of the Manager of School and Volunteer Docent Programs will be to provide meaningful, educational opportunities that help young people and the public explore and learn together during regular visitation, special programs, and public and private tours. This is a new, hands-on position where you're not only managing but also building and delivering creative programs to a broad audience. This is not a 9a-5p job. The Manager of School and Volunteer Docent Programs will need to have a flexible work schedule that could regularly include evenings or weekends. The Manager will manage the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative programs for middle and high school students and teachers, community college and university students, community volunteers, and work in partnership with the Executive Director and curatorial staff to raise the profile and reputation of UCR ARTS in the region and beyond. The Manager will cultivate strategic partnerships with educational and non-profit communities and build a state-wide network of educators to increase our visibility and school tour frequency. The Manager interfaces with multiple departments to maintain a strong connection between student workers, volunteer docents and school tours and will be a valued part of a team, working collaboratively to build positive relationships with our school partners. S/he will envision and implement an array of exciting experiences for young people and visitors that make UCR ARTS a safe, welcoming, and inspiring destination. UCR ARTS is composed of the California Museum of Photography and the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts. We are located on a single block in adjacent historical buildings in downtown Riverside, easily accessible to the public as well as the campus. Visit our website at: ucrarts.ucr.edu. The anticipated starting salary for this position will be $55,000 plus benefits. A Master's Degree in Education, Museum Studies, or Art History is strongly preferred.


Education Requirements


Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Masters in Education, Museum Studies or Art History Strongly Preferred



Continuing education in related field.



4 - 7 years of related experience.

Excellent written communication skills for publication. Excellent Customer service and interpersonal skills. Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills. Detail oriented. Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365.

Knowledge of contemporary educational methods and philosophies, especially for informal learning environments.

Minimum of 2 years experience working with teachers and schools managing, designing and implementing education programs, preferably in a museum setting.

Excellent verbal skills including the ability to speak in front of groups and represent UCR ARTS professionally.


Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills.
Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
Thorough knowledge of current public educational programs and trends.
Knowledge of managing a portfolio of business and management courses at the university or corporate level.
Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of new presentations/courses to meet organizational needs.
Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering programs.
Thorough knowledge of functional area and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.


Thorough knowledge of organization policies and procedures.


In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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