Employment Opportunities

Manager of Learning and Engagement Job Description

Posted on: September 17, 2019
Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Reporting to: Executive Director

Position Overview
Intuit’s manager of learning and engagement is responsible for directing all audience engagement initiatives and learning programs, including school and teacher, public education, and outreach programming. This position reports to the executive director and works closely with the Board Education Committee chair. The manager of learning and engagement supervises the school and youth programs coordinator and education volunteers.

I. Audience Engagement

  • Strategize ways to increase Intuit’s audience creatively and effectively through outreach, marketing, education, public programs, partnerships and exhibitions

  • Develop and implement audience evaluation tools to understand the needs and interests of Intuit’s audiences (surveys, reviews, feedback forms, etc.) in coordination with the board evaluation task force

  • Generate ongoing and new ways for the museum to participation in city-, nation-, and world-wide events (Black History Month, International Women’s Day, etc.)

  • Focus on ways for the museum to engage in/leverage current museum-wide discussions, trends and movements to engage a wider audience

  • Engage cross-generational and diverse audiences (including targeted emphasis on millennials and audiences of color) with a welcoming and accessible approach

  • Design and develop interactive experiences for museum guests in conjunction with exhibition staff

  • Lead a team of staff whose focus is to provide meaningful experiences with art to diverse audiences onsite, online and in the larger community

  • Work directly with the executive director and other senior leaders to define the museum’s strategies for programming, engagement and learning

  • Base work on current research and best practices in the fields of museum education, educational psychology, visitor studies, and art history

II. Learning

  • Teacher Fellowship Program

    • Manage reporting education staff

    • Serve as visiting staff facilitator to Chicago Public Schools participating in Intuit’s Teacher Fellowship Program

    • Co-lead tours for school field trips, group visits and other visitors

    • Promote Intuit’s mission and educational vision during all onsite and offsite programs

    • Oversee development, distribution, compilation and analysis of surveys and evaluation data related to Intuit’s education programs

    • Assist in creating print and digital education materials for exhibitions and workshops

    • Document teaching activities, lessons, workshops and programs (written, photo, video)

    • Recruit and select participating schools/teachers

    • Work with education staff and education committee chair to develop, organize and facilitate a series of fall training sessions for participating Chicago Public Schools teachers

    • Review teachers’ lesson plans and make recommendations in alignment with Intuit’s program assessment rubrics

    • Maintain and archive high-quality lesson plans created by Teacher Fellows

    • Provide guidance and resources to Teacher Fellows in their curriculum development

    • Serve as a liaison to other organizations, including Chicago Public School administration, funders, art museums and teaching artists

    • Develop program budget and manage teachers’ expenses

    • Curate annual TFP student art exhibition

    • Oversee installation of student art exhibitions

    • Ensure the timely creation of event descriptions for press releases, newsletters and website

  • Public Programming and Outreach

    • Cultivate partnerships with museums, community organizations and government agencies

    • Oversee integration of data collection and assessment into programs to ensure improvement and growth

    • Represent Intuit in citywide and national outreach events

    • Supervise scheduling of field trips for students and community groups ranging from K-12 to seniors

    • Create age-specific activities, including monthly DIY workshops

    • Develop and oversee all related public programs

  • Partnership Building

    • Seek out meaningful ways to partner with individuals, organizations, museums, businesses and more (short-term and long-term partnerships)

    • Research and develop contacts with schools, universities and community groups

    • Represent Intuit in citywide and national education-related meetings and initiatives

    • Schedule meetings and communicate with education committee members on a regular basis; create agendas and minutes and ensure follow through

  • Administrative

    • Assist in overseeing bank deposits and general cash management for all areas of responsibility

    • Manage administrative accounts for all areas of responsibility

    • Work with executive director to create annual budget and sales goals for all areas of responsibility


Please send a resume and cover letter to intuit@art.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals, including women, traditional minorities, persons identifying as LGBTQ or other, and those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.