Berkshire Museum Announces Key Hires

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Museum welcomes Stacy Parsons as education program manager and Roshni Bhambhwani as activation manager, bringing to the museum deep experience in education and museum programming.

"We are making thoughtful additions to a strong staff as the Berkshire Museum moves into the future with a renewed commitment to our community and our mission," said Elizabeth McGraw, president of the museum's Board of Trustees. "Local students and educators are seeking more from the museum, and we are working hard with them to expand opportunities for learning."

As education program manager, Parsons will be responsible for developing, implementing, and promoting educational programs and school-directed educational services for students and teachers that interpret the museum's natural science and arts collection. Parsons comes to the museum from Berkshire County Head Start where she was responsible for program administration for 20 preschool classrooms at seven different sites serving at-risk and high-risk families located throughout Berkshire County.

"The Berkshire Museum is so important to providing educational opportunities to people young and old across our community. I am excited to become a part of that critical work, developing new and innovative ways to engage students and educators in the lessons to be learned through the museum's extraordinary collection," Parsons said.



As activation manager, Bhambhwani will be responsible for the development and presentation of public programs, including adult and family programs, classes, presentations, gallery programs, museum tours and camps. Programming also includes educator-led programs, outreach, after-school programs, and assisting with teacher professional development workshops.

Bhambhwani has been working in the museum field for the better part of the last decade with positions in programming, education, and marketing. Her most recent appointments include multiple positions at miSci in Schenectady, N.Y.

“This is such an exciting time to be joining the Berkshire Museum, with great opportunities to engage the community in new and innovative ways. I am eager to help the museum as it moves into the future," Bhambhwani said.


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