The Bryan Museum

Director of Education and Outreach

Job Description


The Bryan Museum opened in 2015 on Galveston Island in the historic Galveston Orphans home.  We are a young, dynamic museum of Western History and Art with a focus on Texas and its essential role in the story of the West.  The Museum’s outstanding collection of art, artifacts and manuscripts spans 12,000 years and is the result of over 40 years of collecting by founder J.P. Bryan and his family.

The Museum seeks a creative, energetic Director of Education and Outreach to build and manage a department that encompasses education, programming and visitor services.  The Director of Education and Outreach plays a leadership role in developing strategies that make history meaningful and exciting for audiences of all ages with a specific focus on K-12 students and teachers. He or she will actively represent the Museum among professional colleagues and the public and will assist in the training of volunteers and docents.  The Director of Education and Outreach manages a staff of five, four full-time and one part-time, and reports to the Museum Director.


  • Provide leadership for all Education Department programs, including but not limited to: school field trip programs, offsite K-12 programs, community events, teacher professional development programs, public programs, and on-line offerings.
  • Project manage the maintenance and improvement of existing Education Department programs.
  • Spearhead the development of new K-12, Youth, Community, and Public Programs.
  • Implement strategies for programs and guest interactions that support and enhance the guest experience.
  • Oversee the evaluation of Education Department programs and activities to assess their reach and effectiveness.
  • Support the Museum Director in long-term and annual planning and budgeting.
  • Support fundraising efforts related to Education Department programs and operations, working inter-departmentally to support grant writing, execution, and reporting.
  • Represent Education Department programs at conferences, and with partner organizations.
  • Build and support collaborative partnerships with other departments, other divisions, and other organizations.
  • Support organization-wide initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum five years’ experience in the formal and/or informal education field
  • Experience in managing staff and/or volunteers
  • Experience in curriculum and/or program development
  • Experience in program coordination
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, especially speaking in front of groups
  • Basic understanding of the history of Texas and the American west
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for social studies, art, and English Language Arts.”


  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Vision and enthusiasm for history and social studies education.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate education programs for diverse audiences.
  • Ability to effectively partner with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders Ability to work with staff and volunteers across the institution.
  • Ability to develop, organize, and facilitate trainings, and interpret collections.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Customer service oriented, with the ability to interact with staff, volunteers, and general public.
  • Ability to work in teams.


Interested candidates should send letter of interest, resume, list of four references and salary history to Deepa Madhavan at:

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits.  The Bryan Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

The position is open until filled.