Clementi Family Manager of Education Programs

Job Summary: 

The Clementi Family Manager of Education Programs will develop and execute meaningful learning  experiences for families, students, teachers, and the community. The Manager is responsible for co-creating  and implementing educational programs and providing customized resources for museum partners under the  supervision of the Director of Education. This position will prioritize the relationship building and educational  content connected to FAM’s art collection and exhibitions for visitor centric programming.  

The Clementi Family Manager of Education Programs will work closely with colleagues and partners to plan  and develop content rich programs and facilitate them to engage the intended audiences. The Manager will  focus on a variety of public and specialized audience programs, school-based programs, as well as training for  the museum’s volunteer and part time educators. The Manger will evaluate and improve programs to ensure  they align with the desired outcomes of the education department. 

The Clementi Family Manager of Education Programs will have a commitment to diversity, equity, and  inclusion in all aspects of their work. FAM, with its small staff size and ambitious programming, embodies a  culture of collaboration throughout the organization. While the job description outlines general duties and  tasks for a specific position, FAM recognizes that at times, individuals will need to assist and support the  overall business needs regardless and outside of a specific position or department. 

Evening and weekend work will be required to fulfill museum needs. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and facilitates art and creativity inspired experiences for audiences using strategies of  people-centered, inquiry-based learning. 
  • In partnership with the Director of Education, creates and executes professional development  opportunities for teachers, especially Fitchburg Public Schools. Develop curriculum connections on  collection and exhibitions to support and enhance their projects and museum visits. 
  • Interfaces with museum departments and community partners to engage family centric programs,  including Fitchburg Families First events and others, with organizations and schools.

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  • Manages the training of Docents, volunteers, and teaching artists for exhibitions and museum  collections providing materials and content that connect with curriculum guidelines and support the  engagement of audiences. 
  • Manages the Community Gallery, including installation, promotion, and programming. 
  • Updates website content for programs, lesson plans and teacher resources. Respond to program and  tour inquiries, ensuring appropriate content is available and provided. 
  • Supports the development of materials and strategies that enable accessible and multi-modal  experiences for museum audiences. 
  • Collaborates and has professional interactions with fellow educators and department staff. Supports program evaluation and data collection through collaboration with staff.  Physical Requirements:  
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. 
  • Ability to move and lift objects and materials up to 30 pounds. 
  • Engage with diverse participants for extended periods of time in museum spaces or other locations in  Fitchburg. 
  • Ability to travel to programs off campus as necessary. 

Required Skills/Abilities:  

  • Ability to display and encourage visitor and internal customer service, take, and share responsibility and treat others with respect.
  • Experience in program planning and management. 
  • Experience teaching diverse audiences with inclusive strategies. 

Qualifications (Education and Experience, et.): 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Museum Studies, Studio or Art History, Non-profit Management;  transferable skills in another area of study are welcomed. 
  • Experience developing, executing, and evaluating public programs, knowledge of inquiry-based  teaching and current practices in museum education, and experience training tour guides. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with PreK–12 audiences in informal or formal education  environments, including museums, school classrooms, or other cultural institutional settings.  Knowledge of Massachusetts K-12 audiences and Curriculum Frameworks and able to apply them to  museum content. 
  • Experience teaching with works of art using people-centered, inclusive strategies and knowledge of  art history. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children and adults from across diverse communities. 
  • Experience engaging and supporting people with diverse cognitive abilities. 

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  • Exceptional email communication, written, presentation, social media, and interpersonal skills. Bilingual in English/Spanish is strongly preferred. 

Please note, the above 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. 


$42,500 Full Time/Salaried/Exempt, 3-year contract with possible renewal, plus benefits. To Apply 

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to FAM Director of Education Susan  Diachisin at . Please attach documents to the email with the subject line:  Manager of Education Programs 

About FAM 

The Fitchburg Art Museum is a catalyst for learning, creativity, and community building. We accomplish this  mission with art historical collections and exhibitions, special exhibitions of contemporary New England art,  educational programs, public art projects, community partnerships, and creative economy initiatives.  

The FAM educators are creative cultural collaborators with the community. We foster experiential learning  for people to connect with each other though art. FAM educators share the museum’s resources such as  inspiring exhibitions and objects, access to contemporary artists, and interactive learning spaces for  individual and group engagement. 

FAM is fully committed to equity in all aspects of museum practice and is a leader in the growing movement  to make art museums more relevant and responsive to their immediate communities. FAM works closely with multiple partners to improve the quality of life and community health in our region, and we seek to  continually grow and learn from the communities that we serve. 

Fitchburg Art Museum Manager of Education Programs 11/2022 

185 ELM STREET FITCHBURG, MA 01420 978.345.4207 


Wednesday – Friday 12pm – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
1st Thursday of the month 12pm – 7pm



Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone 978.345.4207


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