Lifelong Learning Manager
Tulsa, OK Learning and Audience Engagement
Job Type

Nestled in 25 acres of beautiful gardens, Philbrook Museum of Art is a 1920s Italianate Villa featuring a dynamic program of rotating exhibitions and galleries alongside a robust slate of interactive and hands-on experiences. With an increased emphasis on how art and nature intersect throughout the galleries and gardens, programs at Philbrook prioritize connection through inspiration, creativity, learning, and social engagement. Hosting over 140,000 guests annually, Philbrook aims to reach a broad range of audiences, both locally across Tulsa, the region and beyond, and to provide a welcoming, relevant, and fun experience for all visitors.

As the Lifelong Learning Manager,  you are primarily responsible for leading the implementation of a new series of art and nature-focused workshops for adults ages 55+. In this role, you will will recruit, contract, and supervise Teaching Artists to ideate and implement at least ten 8-week classes during the grant period, and will manage a part-time Studio Teaching Assistant. You will also be responsible for taking the lead on program evaluation so experiences can be refined and continuously improved.  In this role, will devote significant time to building partnerships across Tulsa and the region in order to maximize the project’s reach and impact.   



What You Will Do:

Programming for adults 55+ 

  • Work with professional teaching artists to ideate and plan a series of creative aging workshops for adults 55+. Each class will run for eight weeks total, with one 90-minute session per week, along with a culminating event. 
  • Manage enrollments, supply purchasing, artist agreements, and internal coordination across several departments.

Cultivate partnerships 

  • Initiate and maintain relationships with community partners in Tulsa and the region to raise program awareness and increase enrollment, ensuring enrollment is representative and inclusive of the Tulsa community.
  • Ideate with partners about how we can strengthen offerings and support each other, including colleagues from other art museums.

Management & Staff training

  • Responsible for managing one part-time staff member
  • Complete an initial set of trainings on creative aging program practices, and engage in ongoing education on what’s happening in the field.
  • Facilitate training for Philbrook staff and volunteers on the topic of anti-ageism and awareness of older adult audiences.

Support Learning and Audience Engagement initiatives  

  • Support museum-wide events and programs as needed.
  • Evaluate lifelong learning at Philbrook and work collaboratively to envision a sustainable model for future implementation.

What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in visual arts, education, humanities, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience facilitating learning experiences in formal or informal settings
  • Strong project management skills that include working with many stakeholders
  • Ability to make and maintain meaningful relationships with program partners/partner organizations
  • Creative, open-minded, and committed to working with a wide variety of stakeholders, including staff, students, and community partners, in order to realize program goals
  • Critical thinker who is comfortable with giving and receiving feedback, and who proactively works to identify problems and enact solutions
  • Ability to recruit and collaboratively work alongside Teaching Artists to ensure their workshop visions are successful
  • Comfort discussing how principles of equity and inclusion relate to the Museum’s mission and programs
  • Interest in interdisciplinary connections with art, gardens, and a multitude of topics
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and desire to work as a team
  • Intermediate personal computer skills including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with artists
  • Experience working with older adult audiences
  • Teaching or programming experience in the visual arts 
  • Knowledge and understanding of various art-making media
  • Teaching or programming experience with gardens/nature as a focus

Why You Want to Work for Us? Competitive Salary and Benefits! 

  • Annual Salary is $45-48K
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Paid time off (PTO), Sick Leave, Paid Holidays 
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

This is a full-time, 18-month, grant funded position from April/May 2023 - August 2024.  For consideration, please submit both a resume and cover letter.  Must be available to work weekend hours when workshops are in session. 

Philbrook provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Salary Description
$45,000 - $48,000