Education Manager

 (A full-time nonexempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act,
eligible for benefits and entitled to overtime pay.)


The Education Manager is responsible for overseeing the Sacramento History Museum’s (SHM) education and public programs, interpretive projects, docent programs, and the Old Sacramento Living History Program.  Responsibilities include developing public programs, community events and collaborations along with providing a department programmatic vision to support SHM’s mission and public program goals.  The Education Manager supervises department staff and related functions including evaluation, scheduling, and communications.  The successful candidate is experienced or knowledgeable in creating innovative mission-based school and public programs and interpretive projects for diverse audiences of all ages. The position requires some evening and weekend work.  The Education Manager reports to the Executive Director of the Sacramento History Museum and is part of the museum’s management team.  



The Education Manager is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Develop department programmatic vision with related public programming supporting SHM’s mission, goals and priorities
  • Provide direction to staff in supervising and training volunteers in an active tour program.
  • Oversee the evaluation of department programs and services, including public programs, classes, outreach activities, workshops and other presentations for youth, teachers, and other adult groups.
  • Supervise staff in developing educational programs, outreach activities, and materials including curriculum and teacher packets and other resources online connected to California State History and Social Studies standards.
  • Supervise the Living History Coordinator in creating and fulfilling an annual programming and activity calendar in collaboration with other local agencies.
  • Work with curatorial staff in developing interpretation for the galleries to meaningfully engage the public with SHM collections and their significance to the region’s history.
  • Collaborate with other staff in preparing grant proposals and related reports, and promoting educational activities
  • Serve as public program liaison with the Old Sacramento Historic District and partner organizations in collaborating on events and programs.
  • Represent the overall mission, goals, and programs of the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation to a wide range of public and professional situations.
  • Supervise and manage staff in overseeing daily operations including scheduling and coordination of activities and producing a monthly report of programs and attendance.
  • Coordinate with other museum staff as necessary for the smooth implementation of all programs, activities and meetings.
  • Publish annual Public Programs Brochure and oversee distribution.
  • Provide reports as needed for fundraising purposes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.



  • Manage, train and evaluate staff, volunteers and docents.
  • Perform comfortably and effectively in front of large and diverse audiences.
  • Prepare clear written plans and communications accessible to diverse audiences. 
  • Incorporate California State History and Social Studies Standards into educational programs, including exhibit programs.
  • Apply strong understanding of current educational learning theories into projects and programs.
  • Organize and conduct programs ensuring their relevance to widely diverse audiences. Demonstrate strong understanding of inclusivity practices.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Museum employees and volunteers and Board members.
  • Demonstrate effective community engagement skills in working successfully with Sacramento City and County entities, Center for Sacramento History, donors, community members, and teachers.
  • Work evenings and weekends. This is noted above in job description.
  • Prepare and monitor budgets.



  • Excellent communication and writing skills. (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational abilities with projects and people.
  • Three to five years of experience in educational programming in a museum or related cultural organization serving diverse audiences.
  • Experience in both formal and informal educational settings.
  • Knowledge and experience with volunteer management concepts and practices
  • Experience providing programs for different ages and learning styles.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook calendaring and relevant database software.
  • Holds a valid California Driver’s license.



  • Knowledge of California History with an emphasis on Sacramento History required.
  • Staff member in a history museum or closely related organization.
  • Experience working with grade school through high school groups and adult classes helpful but not required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, history, museum studies or a closely related field of study.
  • Master’s Degree in History, Education, Museum Education or Museum Studies preferred.


To apply please email a cover letter and resume with three references to meymann@cityofsacramento.org by July 13, 2018.