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Programs & Interpretation Manager

Museo de las Americas

Full Time
Posted June 7, 2021

Position Purpose

Museo’s Program and Interpretation Manager will be responsible for creating a comprehensive strategy and implementation of Museo’s educational programs and community engagement initiatives within the Denver Metro Area and the State of Colorado. These programs include direct outreach for children, young adult and adults with innovative art and cultural pedagogical workshops. In collaboration with other local and regional arts organizations, teachers and parents that support multidisciplinary curricula that enriches the vision for engaging diverse cultures.

This role includes the management of the Maestrxs (teacher/contractors), who maintain and implement Museo’s art and cultural workshops and programs. This position has the opportunity to make a difference in his/her community by educating all communities about Latino art and culture and providing opportunities for mutual respect and understanding. Museo’s Program & Interpretation Manager reports directly to Museo’s Executive Director.

This position oversees a diverse department and involves a wide array of responsibilities and activities. In particular, the Programs + Interpretation manager is responsible for:

  • Working knowledge of museum educational standards and practices
  • Developing and facilitating lesson plans
  • Strong supervisory skills, as well as teaching and training other teachers
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Project or program management skills (such as creating a timeline, communication strategy, identifying needed resources, etc.)
  • Developing and maintaining a budget
  • Sense of cultural humility, good sense of humor
  • Theoretical and working knowledge of cultural competency and cultural sensitivity
  • Experience with data collection, analysis, and other evaluation methods
  • Working knowledge of DEI(A) practices.

An ideal candidate for this position is flexible, easily adaptable, manages stress well, is self-motivated and creative.

 Skills and abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with diverse populations.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work simultaneously.
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed.
  • Strong knowledge of museum best practices, services, and programming desirable.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required Master’s Degree preferred in Museum Studies or fields related.
  • Experience working with students from PS-12th
  • Experience and knowledge of Cultural Competences and Arts Integration.
  • Background check approved.
  • Hold a teaching license or pursuing a career in education.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.
  • Microsoft, Excel and basic computer skills.


Full-time position 40 hours a week with an annual salary of $37,000 – $41,000.

It is the policy of Museo de las Americas to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

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