Assistant Director of K-12 Programs

New Orleans, LA Full-time

The National WWII Museum is seeking an Assistant Director of K-12 Programs. This individual provides leadership in defining the scope and direction of the Museum’s onsite, classroom, and travel-based, student and teacher programs, including teacher professional development, standards-based curriculum, field trips, STEM education and K-12 content and initiatives. The Assistant Director manages a team of educators developing curriculum and programming both in the humanities and STEM for local and national teachers and students. This individual helps to set and achieve goals, manage work flow, ensure efficient knowledge transfer, and assist with preparing relevant budgets and fundraising proposals. The Assistant Director works within their team, the Education Department, and with other departments throughout the Museum to plan programmatic calendars 24 months out.


  •  Manages a team of educators actively working with student and teacher audiences and supports the successful planning and execution of their projects, programs, and initiatives.
  • Works with the Director of Teaching and Learning and the Associate Vice President of Education to define and refine K-12 education goals and priorities, ensure quality, accessibility, and distribution of the Museum’s K-12 curriculum and content.
  • Works with the team to expand and refine K-12 programs by ensuring full and robust documentation and evaluation of curriculum programs.
  • Collaborates with the team of education specialists to establish a 24-month planning calendar to better grow, fund, and promote staff and programs.
  • Invests in and develops staff by better delegating responsibility, evaluating performance, encouraging professional development, and creating opportunities for leadership and creative collaborations within the department and throughout the Museum.
  • Works with Institutional Advancement Department to create funding proposals for K-12 programs.

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred) in history, arts administration, museum education, education or related field.
  • Minimum two years of experience managing a team.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working with elementary and/or secondary school students and teachers in a museum, school, or other educational setting.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and executing classroom curricula, professional development experiences, and/or programs for students. Familiarity with both state-level and national standards across disciplines.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Willingness to work overtime during special events or heavy visitation periods or to meet deadlines.

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