Public Programs Manager ($29,000 – $33,000)

Position Title:
Public Programs Manager

Hiring Institution:
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

City, State:
Ann Arbor, MI

Salary/Hourly Compensation:
$29,000 – $33,000, plus benefits

Preferred Degree in Area of Study:
Required Education and Experience Minimum of four years of related experience or a Bachelor’s degree, is required. Strong organization and project management abilities; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate with a broad range of ages and interests. Patience and understanding in managing potentially difficult situations. Ability to stay calm when dealing with emergencies. Ability to multi-task, stay organized, and work collegially within a small organization. Demonstrated leadership and training skills. Must be extremely service-oriented and work well within a team environment. General computer literacy. Preferred Education and Experience A Bachelor’s degree or certification in early childhood education, science, science education or technology, museum studies, or a related field. Experience in Museum or non-profit administration. Additional Eligibility Qualifications A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation is required.

Position Description:
Public Programs Manager
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is looking for a creative, service-oriented, and flexible individual to manage our dynamic gallery and public programming. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who enjoys working on multiple projects at a fast pace, as well as interacting with diverse visitors, volunteers, and staff. This individual is responsible for working closely with our Director of Programs to manage the long-range planning, execution, and success of gallery and weekend public programs, evening and peak-season programming, birthday parties, and preschool programs. Salary: $29,000 – $33,000, plus benefits. Full job description and application information:

More information about the job can be found here.

Full Time non-Traditional Schedule (evenings, weekends, varies week to week)

Benefits Include:
Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, Advancement opportunities, Raises (annual, cost of living, performance based, etc.), Professional Development Opportunities (conferences, webinars, coaching, etc.), Paid Sick/Personal Days, Team Building Acitivites, Lactation Room

Interested in hiring:
Applicants that can be flexible with their schedule, Applicants who can start right away, A candidate that fits the organization’s internal culture

Closing Date:
None listed

Management Styles of the Organization (you can find the descriptions of each style by following this link):
Management style is Coaching.

Resumes should be sent to:

Please do not __ to inquire:
Call, Email, Drop In

Include the following with your resume:
All submitted materials must be in PDF form. To be considered for a first-round interview, apply by December 14. This position is open until filled.
1. Please describe what you see as the role and purpose of the Public Programs Manager position for the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Include how you believe this position should impact our visitors, our staff, and our community. (Max. 150 words)
2. Describe a work or volunteer experience that demonstrates the skills and/or characteristics you have that would make you an effective public programs manager. (Max. 150 words)
3. Please share a story from your work experience about when you made a mistake. Describe the situation. What did you do? What was the outcome? What did you learn or what would you do differently in the future? (Max. 300 words)
4. Explain your understanding of diversity and inclusion. What does commitment to diversity and inclusion at our museum look like to you? (300 words)

Interview Process:
We will hold one interview with a potential second interview. The interview will include a presentation of pre-assignments and is expected to last 90-120 minutes.

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