Education Program Manager

Design Museum Foundation is seeking an experienced, collaborative, and enthusiastic educator to grow the Museum’s education initiatives at a pivotal moment for the institution. The position is full-time and reports to the Executive Director.

The Education Program Manager will:

  • Manage short-term and long-term youth and adult education programs, including: Development, Administration, Budgeting, Scheduling, Training facilitators, volunteers, and other educators, Producing educational experiences, Evaluation and impact assessment
  • Produce engaging and impactful curriculum
  • Develop and foster relationships with students, teachers/administrators, and potential partners


Qualified applications will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • At least one to three years of museum education experience or similar environment.
  • Experience in teaching and working with students of all ages – from kids to CEOs.
  • Experience researching, developing, and teaching curriculum.
  • Design experience is a must, either personally or professionally.
  • Proven capability to work in a multicultural environment, including sensitivity and competency in working with individuals of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and lifestyle backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: listening, public speaking, oral and written communication.


Qualified applications will be:

  • A creative problem solver with a passion for design and education.
  • A self-starter who can receive direction but also contribute under uncertainty.
  • An efficient worker producing quality work on both short and long term projects.
  • Experience managing and producing multiple events at a time.
  • Observant, friendly, kind, respectful, supportive of others.
  • Able to absorb and adapt work based on feedback from management.
  • Goal oriented, but not afraid to admit when they need help.


Technical Skills Required:

  • Expertise in: Googledocs, Pages/Microsoft word, Keynote/Powerpoint
  • A/V: working with projectors/laptops, audio setup, microphones/cords/PA, etc
  • Experience design/presentation, attendee experience from start to finish
  • Curriculum writing and design, with the ability to make it accessible to any age
  • Graphic design skills (working knowledge of Adobe programs) is a plus!


Position requires:

  • Full-time commitment, which includes morning and evening events.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team, sometimes under high stress.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.


Job details:

  • Begin immediately
  • Reporting to the Executive Director
  • Full-time – Monday-Friday
  • On-site at Design Museum Boston’s office at 50 Milk St. 16th Floor Boston, MA
  • Salary commensurate with experience and industry standards
  • Benefits include: 401k, Paid Time Off, Health and Dental Insurance, Bonus program, Work-from-home Mondays


Our Culture

  • We work in a collaborative team environment with a non-profit-meets-startup mentality.
  • Our jobs are full time, with morning, evening, and weekend events.
  • We eat lunch together as team every day.
  • We are all creative problem solvers, even on-the-fly.
  • Ownership, autonomy, and initiative — We anticipate future needs/tasks.
  • We ask questions and are curious.
  • We all want to see Design Museum succeed, and this means participating in events and caring about our mission, content, and design overall.
  • We’re flexible! Things in our environment change quickly. We roll with the punches.


To apply:

Email cover letter and resume to

Cover letter should outline/detail experience.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above, or who have skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.