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Museum Educator

Post Date: May 26, 2022
  • Organization Name: Connecticut Historical Society
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  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Contact Email Address: [email protected]
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  • Deadline: June 13, 2022
  • Reports to: Schools Programs Manager

Museum Educators are responsible for presenting dynamic, interactive, inquiry-based programs, tours, talks, and other educational activities to schools and community, youth, and adult groups at the Connecticut Historical Society, from our Distance Learning Studio, and at designated off-site venues. Museum Educators are responsible for assisting in the overall work of the Education Department and report to the Schools Programs Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities
– Delivering museum, outreach, and distance learning programs for students in pre-K through grade 12 around a variety of themes related to school curricula. (commuting time to non-CHS locations is paid)
– Presenting traveling programs on a variety of topics to adults and senior citizens across the state virtually or at designated off-site venues. (commuting time to non-CHS locations is paid)
– Leading related age-appropriate hands-on activities and primary source workshops.
– Assisting in set-up and clean-up for educational activities and the preparation of teaching materials, including preparing supplies and photocopying.
– Leading interactive and engaging tours of the museum’s exhibitions to museum visitors of all ages and abilities.
– Assisting in the development of programs, as requested.
– Performing other duties as assigned by the School Programs Manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
– B.A. in history, education, American studies, or a related field preferred.
– Excellent interpretive and communication skills with an ability to adapt lessons and tours to different ages, learning styles, and abilities.
– Willingness and flexibility to deliver programs virtually through Zoom, Google Meet, or other platforms.
– Comfort and confidence to deliver programs to both adults and children.
– Experience working with children and adults in a museum, school, or informal educational setting.
– Flexibility and willingness to test new educational methods.
– Dedication to public service and a commitment to reaching diverse audiences.
– Experience in and comfort with directing hands-on activities with children and families.
– Reliability and personal organization to ensure that all commitments are met.
– A collaborative team member.
– Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to outreach participants and visitors.
– Ability to reliably commute to outreach locations for program delivery; reimbursed travel expenses.

Part time, 20 hours per week, varied schedule, at least one Thursday evening a month, plus occasional other nights and weekends.

$15.60 per hour.

Part time position. Eligible for employer contribution to 403(b) plan and paid vacation and sick days.

How to apply
Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Presutti, Director of Human Resources, [email protected], by Wednesday, June 13, 2022.

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until position is filled. Final candidate subject to background and reference check.

CHS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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