Associate Director of Education Programs


Classification: Regular Full-time Exempt

Location: Mountain View, CA

Department: Education


The Computer History Museum seeks an energetic and qualified professional to serve as Associate Director of Education Programs. The Associate Director leads execution and evaluation of education programs, supervises instructional staff, and supports the implementation of strategies for program growth and scaling; this position also provides key support for the integration of digital technologies into education programming. The position reports to the Vice President of Education and collaborates with staff throughout the Museum, as well as with external partners. As with all CHM staff, the Associate Director of Education Programs acts to support teamwork, open communication, trust, and respect among peers.

This position works Monday through Friday, with weekends and evenings as needed, including frequent Saturdays during key months of training and programming. This is an excellent opportunity for a developing or established museum professional, as it will play an important role in the growth of a rapidly expanding institution.


  • Lead execution and evaluation of programs for education audiences including K-12 students, educators, families, and teens; ensure that programs align with CHM strategy and meet funders’ expectations
  • Support development and implementation of digital learning initiatives; contribute to curriculum and instructional design
  • Oversee and ensure smooth implementation of Design_Code_Build programs, including workshops and Field Trip Days
  • Organize and lead all aspects of high school and college internship programs
  • Design and oversee family programs and associated learning resources
  • Develop and implement training and continuing education for adult volunteers
  • Lead outreach efforts to meet registration and demographic goals for program participation
  • Maintain relationships with strategic partners for program development, growth, and support
  • Manage contract instructor teams, including hiring, supervision, training, and scheduling
  • Perform ongoing data tracking; prepare quantitative and qualitative reports
  • Support program development for Learning Lab
  • Assist with planning and logistics for large-scale Education events
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree required; Masters desired.
  • 3-5 years' professional experience including curriculum and instructional design, K-12 teaching, staff and/or volunteer supervision, classroom or group management
  • Knowledge of educational theory and practice, especially current trends in interactive learning technologies, STEAM education, project-based learning, Maker movement, and design thinking
  • Experience utilizing digital technologies for teaching and learning
  • Community organizing skills, especially with Title 1 schools and/or out-of-school organizations serving low-income, at-risk, and/or culturally diverse children and families
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Experience leading and motivating high school-aged youth
  • Ability to conduct meaningful program evaluations, interpret data, and communicate results
  • Strong event planning and management skills
  • Extremely organized; reliable, punctual, accurate, and detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: able to work well with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively to administer multiple complex projects and meet deadlines on time; able to re-prioritize as projects evolve
  • Integrity, honesty, judgment. Respect and discretion in communications with constituents and stakeholders at all levels
  • Knowledge of Excel, Google Apps for Work, Outlook required
  • Database experience and working proficiency, preferably with Salesforce or Volgistics
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Creative and enthusiastic self-starter with excellent follow-through on projects and assignments
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours when needed
  • Current, valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Please put the position title in the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled, but priority will be given to those received before September 6, 2019. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.