Digital Learning Manager – The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Job Title:  Digital Learning Manager

Department: Education  

Classification: Full time, Exempt. Limited term (June 2024)

SUMMARY

The Digital Learning Manager reports to the director of the Education Division and supports the content and programmatic priorities of the Huntington’s three collections areas in library, art, and botanical and working collaboratively with the curatorial, education, and exhibition programs across the institution. This position is responsible for growing the Huntington’s repertoire of online and digital learning products and programs, and digital media content for a variety of audiences, including general audiences, lifelong learners, teachers and students in the K-12 and higher education.   

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Plan, develop, and implement educational experiences, products and programs in digital platforms to achieve learning outcomes for diverse audiences. Work with and manage external partnerships and contracts related to content development and implementation. Manage the production of digital media programs with an emphasis on education and interpretation, such as iPad applications, audio stops, web content, touchscreen interactives, and distance learning initiatives.  
  • Strategize with education, art, library, and botanical divisions for digital media programs to support upcoming exhibits, permanent installations, and lectures. Develop strategies to engage diverse audiences and achieve learning outcomes through the integration of digital tools with Huntington programs and learning environments, as well as new outreach experiences  
  • Represent user interests in relevant learning-based media projects. Support the concept and development phase with creative workshops and brainstorming sessions for education-related projects. Help teams conceptualize new ideas and move towards identifiable goals and milestones using proven creative process, such as design thinking.
  • Build staff capacity in the use of digital learning tools through leadership, training and technology support activities. Manage and introduce new media and software for education staff. Provide mobile device training or iPad use for education on an as-needed basis. Support and advise any education staff using digital media or technology for their programs.
  • Work across the institution with Huntington digital teams to support greater access to and use of the institution’s online collections.  

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public history, history, liberal arts, or other related field and/or equivalent experiences required.
  • Comfort with testing and evaluating new media with a diversity of audiences.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of digital media practices, including an understanding of copyright laws, open source, and related issues within the field.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; with the ability to cover sensitive or difficult topics with nuance, editorial integrity, and empathy.  Strong organizational skills.
  • Deep knowledge of technology and media applications for educational purposes. Must be keyed into emerging technologies and ready to share new ideas with the education staff.
  • Fluency with rapid prototyping and workshopping tools, such as paper prototyping, storyboarding, and wireframing tools. Basic videography and photography skills a plus.
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of software platforms, media file formats and best practices for archival and web publishing purposes.
  • Ability to  collaborate with staff from different divisions including education, programs, and curatorial groups on distance learning initiatives for the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
  • Managing a budget, as well as, researching and developing a sustainability plan for distance learning programs.

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 2-5 years experience production management experience with educational, cultural or humanities focus including content development, interactive design.
  • Experience with managing digital project development, preferably with a cultural or humanities focus, production planning, and leadership skills required.
  • Demonstrated experience leading collaborative work teams across departments.
  • Experience with a variety of content management systems including online learning platforms preferred.  

Application Instructions

Please include a cover letter along with a resume with your online application.  Helpful hint: create a single PDF combining the two.

For more information and to apply: https://huntingtonlibrary.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/HuntingtonCareers/job/San-Marino/Digital-Learning-Manager_R0000323