Director of Education – Wave Hill (public garden and cultural center) – New York

Position Title: Director of Education

Position Description: The Director of Education is a member of the senior management team and is responsible for designing, administering, evaluating and expanding programs for school children, educators and families and to assist with fundraising. Current programs include: the Family Art Project, which serves 17,000 adults and children with year-round weekend programming and internship opportunities to high school students each year, School Programs which are aligned with learning standards and special in/outdoor learning, environmental and arts education serves 10,000 NYC school children; the Kerlin Institute of Teaching & Learning, which provides curriculum development for teachers; Forest Project, an academic and job training internship for Bronx-area high school students and Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship known as W.E.R.M, and Con Edison Stem Days Out as well as partnerships with Bronx Institute and College of Saint Vincent which are expanding to increase offerings. The Director supervises a staff of 8 educators and works closely with the Board of Directors’ Program Committee and outside evaluators. The Director also collaborates closely with other departmental directors.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be an energetic professional with a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in education and at least 4 years of experience working with the New York City Board of Education, preferably in a cultural institution. In addition, candidates must possess:

  • Master’s Degree in Education
  • Knowledge of Stem/Steam curriculum
  • Creative ability to develop innovative programs
  • Organized and supportive leadership
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work harmoniously in a team-based organization
  • Excellent Organizational skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong analytical, supervisory and communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Significant experience in science a must; additional experience in the arts is a plus

Salary: $70k to $80K; commensurate with experience


Job Date: 2017-03-29



Other Details

Application Info: To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and salary history to: Human Resources Manager Wave Hill 675 West 252nd Street Bronx, NY 10471-2899  Email: No calls please! Wave Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Name: Human Resources

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 718-549-3200




Document1: DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION_2017.pdf

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