Supervisor: Curator and Director of Interpretation
Employees supervised: Home and Studio Educator, Outreach Educator, Robie House Community Educator


Manages day-to-day operation of Trust Education Department. Develops and operates new and existing education programs on site and off site for students, families, and educators.


  1. Develop thematic content and educational initiatives that meet the mission and goals of the Trust while serving audience needs and multiple learning styles.  Identify and pursue partnerships with Chicago area schools and community organizations to provide support for educational objectives.
  2. Set goals for youth and family programming and provide oversight for the development and management of new and existing programs for these audiences. 
  3. Develop and implement programs, and policies that further access, diversity, equity, and inclusion goals for education department.
  4. Create and maintain strong community partnerships that support collaboration and inclusion with emphasis in working with traditionally underrepresented communities.
  5. Oversee the development of high-quality educational tools for young learners. Develop and manage online applications and content. Embrace and understand the application of new hardware and software for learning. Work collaboratively with other departments to implement new online content to fulfill the Trust’s potential for online educational initiatives.
  6. Work with development staff to identify potential educational projects for grant support. Participate in grant writing, and creation of project budgets.  Prepare reports and other documentation as required in collaboration with the development and finance staff.
  7. Prepare evaluation summaries of education programs’ annual outcomes.
  8. Strengthen relationships with Chicago area educators. Plan and operate professional development programs for educators.
  9. Research and prepare occasional public presentations.
  10. Prepare and monitor yearly departmental budget. Monitor expenditures and cash flo
  11. Work collaboratively with marketing department to broaden the reach of youth and adult educational programs.
  12. As a team member of the Trust, demonstrate positive interpersonal skills that promote open communication, friendliness, respect for all positions, maintenance of confidentiality and success of the organization.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.


Advanced degree desired, bachelor’s degree required. Minimum 3-5 years in museum education or related educational field. Experience shaping content for web and mobile applications to ensure learning effectiveness in an online environment. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with sensitivity to diverse cultures. Must be adaptable and able to work in a dynamic environment as part of a team, and available to work flexible hours, including weekends. Background should demonstrate successful program development and implementation, and superior writing, and presentation skills.


Administrative offices are located in a downtown historic building. Oak Park and Hyde Park Trust sites are located in multi-level work areas not accessible to the mobility impaired. Position requires frequent and regular computer and phone use as well as travel to off-site locations. Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment. Equal opportunity employer


Position requires frequent and regular telephone and computer use. Employees advised on OSHA standards through required signage and administrative updates compliant with federal and state law.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.