Education Manager of Curriculum

Houston, TX 77058, USA Req #287
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Space Center Houston is a space exploration learning destination dedicated to revealing how science and humanity power space exploration through meaningful, moving experiences about people and the courage, innovation, and teamwork they use to expand the boundaries of what's possible. We inspire guests of all ages to connect with the significance of space exploration as incredible feats of human spaceflight continue to bring joy and wonder to the world. Owned and operated by the nonprofit Manned Space Flight Education Foundation, we are the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Smithsonian affiliate.

We are seeking a full-time Education Manager of Curriculum responsible for leading, developing, and organizing innovative course content and instructional materials for educational programs and other Space Center Houston content. Providing leadership and innovative curriculum and content management this role impacts guest and student of all ages learning by developing curriculum that aligns with educational standards and incorporates current STEM, space exploration research aligning with Space Center Houston’s mission. This role will work collaboratively with crew, educators, and stakeholders to assess educational needs and implement curriculum and content that are accurate, engaging, and impactful. 


  • Manage the implementation and development of innovative educational material for distribution on the Learning Management System for internal, domestic and international audiences.
  • Conducting thorough needs assessments to identify educational requirements and learning outcomes for education programs or other specific museum needs.
  • Designing curriculum frameworks and instructional materials that align with NGSS, state, and/or national standards supporting the SCH mission.
  • Collaborating with crew, other educators, subject matter experts, and stakeholders to develop content that provides an authentic STEM learning experience focused on workforce development.  
  • Reviewing print resources, digital resources, and other educational materials that support program curriculum and other museum collateral.
  • Developing assessment tools, rubrics, and strategies to measure student learning and curriculum effectiveness.
  • Lead training instructors and other crew on curriculum implementation and new instructional materials or methods.
  • Regularly reviewing and updating curriculum content ensuring it remains current with STEM educational trends, technological advancements, space exploration, workforce needs and other subject matter developments.
  • Collaborating with the audience evaluation team and integrating feedback from guests, students, and other stakeholders to refine and improve the curriculum and content.
  • Ensuring that the curriculum and content accommodates diverse learning styles and is inclusive of all guests and students.
  • Managing projects related to curriculum development, including timelines, budgets, and resources and workload.
  • Lead, manage, inspire, and set objectives/goals for any direct reports.
  • Work closely with the Experiential Learning Programs Director and V.P. of Education for strategic and operational planning for curriculum and content development.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, curriculum and instruction, digital learning or a related STEM field required.
  • Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, learning design and/or learning technology preferred. 
  • Highly proficient in instructional design, digital learning and assessment.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with innovative education programs and curriculum development required; STEM focus preferred.
  • Experience training staff in instructional methods.
  • Experience managing projects and seeing projects through the full life cycle.
  • Knowledge of NASA education objectives and priorities preferred.
  • An innovative approach to learning for students of all ages.
  • A passion for space exploration and STEM learning.
  • Strong public speaking and interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong computer literacy with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office365.
  • Experience with Learning Management System
  • Ability to manage and prioritize simultaneous assignments in a demanding environment.

Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000 (commensurate with experience) 

Space Center Houston is an equal opportunity employer. We promote a culture of respect, inclusivity, and collaboration.

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  • Houston, TX 77058, USA