//[Call has Closed] WGM is hiring! Education Manager Position

[Call has Closed] WGM is hiring! Education Manager Position

2018-07-05T11:47:46+00:00 May 10th, 2018|News|

Updated May 10, 2018

Organization Mission  
Preserving and advancing the arts of weaving, spinning, and dyeing

Organization Overview

Since its founding in 1940 by six women, including Hilma Berglund, the Weavers Guild of Minnesota (“WGM”) has established itself as a nationally-recognized resource for the arts of weaving, spinning, and dyeing. WGM offers 150 classes, workshops and events, serving nearly 700 new and experienced fiber artists annually. More info: weaversguildmn.org  


Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Education Manager will manage education efforts as WGM continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Education Manager will have the opportunity to build the education function.

Location: Twin Cities (Minneapolis), Textile Center
Category: Program Management
Job Type: Full Time, Salaried
Activity Area: Arts, Education, Craft, Adult Education
Closing Date: May 31, 2018


Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the WGM education committee to create compelling education programming, policy development, strategy and vision for the program
  • Manages program, classrooms, equipment, and private lessons, as well as relationships with instructors, visiting artists, and students
  • Ensures that program objectives are met, instructors and visiting artists are effectively recruited and retained, and effective marketing practices are used to engage existing and new audiences
  • Exercises budgetary oversight of the education program expenditures in accordance with an annual budget and serves as an good steward of Guild resources
  • Is responsible for administering the evaluations of instructors and program performance (attendance numbers, revenue, equipment and space)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum three years’ experience in education, program and/or curriculum development
  • Proven ability to compassionately engage with people across the spectrum of cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and mental and physical abilities
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Previous experience with membership-based organizations (<500 members) a plus
  • Knowledge of fiber arts a plus

Candidate Attributes

  • A successful candidate must be highly organized, able to work well on small teams and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to a high level of stakeholder service
  • WGM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the organization and promote a culture of respect

Compensation and Benefits Information

  • Salary is commensurate with direct and applicable experience, $40k – $50k
  • Employer-provided, high-quality health insurance (BlueCross BlueShield Platinum Plan), Delta Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offered
  • Paid time off, paid holidays (PTO)
  • Central location with reserved, free parking, on LRT Green Line, bike parking available  
  • Flexible work schedule with a normal Monday – Friday office schedule. Some evenings and weekends are expected on occasion (approximately 5-7 times a year) for special events, workshops, visiting teaching artists.
  • Access to free classes and professional development  
  • WGM values a healthy work/life balance
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Program Employer Participant: Under this program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance of their Direct Loans after they have made 120 qualifying payments on those loans while employed full time by certain public service employers such as WGM. You can start the process by completing the Employment Certification form.  Please view the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

How to Apply
Please submit cover letter and resume to: hr@weaversguildmn.org by May 31, 2018 at 5pm. No calls or drop-ins, please.

WGM is an equal-opportunity employer and employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability. EEO/AA. Women, people with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply for positions.