Education / Interpretation / Historian Positions







Free Enterprise Institute Programs Manager
Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute
Waco, Texas, USA


The Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute in Waco, Texas seeks a museum professional to serve as the Free Enterprise Institute (FEI) Programs Manager. This senior staff position works to leverage the museum's resources to support the educational opportunities on-site and off-site. As the lead representative of the Dr Pepper Museum’s Free Enterprise Institute, the Programs Manager is responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with our key educational stakeholders.

The Programs Manager will lead and coordinate the museum’s efforts in developing and implementing quality informal, innovative, and engaging curriculum‑aligned programming to schools, outreach venues, adults, families, and children. He/She will have overall responsibility for the development of free enterprise program content and activities as well as all aspects of administration of the educational programs. The Programs Manager is also responsible for the management of part-time staff, interns, and volunteers as tour guides and participates on the exhibit development team as an advocate for the visitor experience. Occasional weekend and evening scheduling is required.

The successful candidate will have some or all of these qualifications:
  • An undergraduate degree in Education, History, Economics, or Museum Studies
  • Educational credentials at the Masters level is preferred
  • Classroom teaching experience is desirable
  • Knowledge of State of Texas learning standards and education reforms
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills and attention to details
  • Above average computer skills, MS Office, Internet, desktop publishing, and data base management
Full-time salary with compensation commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter, resume, professional references, and salary history to:

Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute
Executive Director
300 South 5th Street
Waco, Texas 76701
jackmck@drpeppermuseum.com

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This job posted by MERC from April 21 through July 21.







Obed Macy Research Chair
Nantucket HIstorical Association
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA


The Obed Macy Research Chair (“NHA Historian”) oversees key research, publication, writing and historical documentation efforts for the NHA. He/she collaborates with other staff in the development, coordination, and evaluation of programs, publications, and exhibitions that serve and strengthen the historical accuracy and integrity of the NHA’s offerings.

The incumbent will engage staff and volunteers in the furtherance of research-related objectives of the NHA. The NHA Historian will oversee the NHA Oral History Program; coordinate with the Annual Verney Fellow; coordinate meetings and activities of the NHA Research Fellows; lead the completion of the NHA Interpretation Master Plan; and participate in the development of historic structures reports, cultural landscape reports, and furnishing plans for NHA’s historic sites. He/she will participate as a key team member of the Exhibition Planning Team, and also as a member of the Program Planning and Review Committee (PPRC).

The NHA Historian is a ‘flexible practitioner’ of history with an appreciation that all successful history teaching is more or less the practice of ‘exact imagining’. He/she will have a firm focus on end products and the transformative difference research in a museum environment makes to the visitor experience. He/she will also be interested in promoting the Association and its aims, and in the engagement, cultivation, and coordination of an ever-widening array of scholar educators. The NHA Historian will be at home in archives, objects, and stories, appreciating that all such resources help weave an historical narrative of Nantucket as a microcosm of America.

The NHA Historian reports to the Director of Museum Resources. The position is full-time and exempt from overtime.

Exhibition, Interpretation and Publications
  • Leads the development of the NHA Interpretation Master Plan
  • Participates in the development of historic structures reports, cultural landscape reports, and furnishing plans for NHA’s historic sites.
  • Works closely with colleagues to ensure that the NHA’s strategic goals are met through contributions to exhibitions, interpretive planning, publications, and public speaking engagements
  • Identifies and ensures historical accuracy in all printed materials developed by the NHA
  • Is the Association’s key liaison with the ‘Sconset Historical Research Group
  • Participates in exhibition development with Museum Resources Department and supports related interpretive training, as needed
  • Identifies and works with local, state, and national agencies in ways that enhance the programs and practices of the NHA’s Library and Research efforts
  • Oversees and edits the Association’s member publication Historic Nantucket and, upon request, contributes to other publications
  • Oversees NHA’s publications program for new or reprinted books and manuscripts
  • Organizes, coordinates, and evaluates occasional seminars/symposia serving the NHA’s mission
  • Leads the NHA Oral History Program, including training, oversight of volunteers, development of priorities for oral history recording, and identified how oral histories can be integrated into programs and exhibitions. Maintains the NHA’s permanent archive of oral histories in partnership with the Chief Archivist.
  • Assists in grant writing and other efforts to raise money to support programs of the NHA.
Research:
  • Identifies research objectives of the NHA, and conducts ongoing research according to an adopted plan
  • Deploys research associates, Fellows, interns, graduate students, and independent scholars in service of the NHA’s research needs
NHA Representation:
  • Represents the NHA in relevant professional and public arenas, including media engagements
  • Demonstrates and promotes an ethic of ‘exceeding expectations’ shared and demonstrated by all staff
Qualifications
  • MA in History, with emphasis in American History and/or Maritime History
  • Demonstrated experience in historical setting/museum setting
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Experience editing a major publication or journal
  • Public presentation skills
  • Outgoing and NHA customer-focused
  • Ability and interest in working with dynamic team
  • Sense of humor
Submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Catherine Taylor, Director of Museum Resources, NHA, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554 or email to ctaylor@nha.org

Deadline for application is close of business on Friday, May 5, 2017.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

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This job posted by MERC from March 21 through May 5.







Sailing Instructors
Mystic Seaport
Mystic, Connecticut, USA


Mystic Seaport is seeking five sailing instructors who will also serve as directors for our Joseph Conrad Overnight Summer Sailing Camp. During this residential program campers sleep aboard an historic full-rigged ship, the Joseph Conrad, learn to sail Dyer Dhows during the day, and participate in fun activities at night, including a boat ride on the Mystic River, 19th- century “zip-lining” (Breeches Buoy life-saving re-enactment), a Planetarium show, climbing the rigging, and more. For more information visit http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/summer-camps/conrad/.
This position is seasonal from June-August 2017, and is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day boat and sailing facility maintenance and lesson plan development for beginning and intermediate sailors age 10-15. In addition, this position teaches sailing to campers, helps to supervise Sailing Assistants, supervises and implements evening activities, and sleeps onboard the historic vessel Joseph Conrad.

The available positions are:

Sailing Instructor and Assistant Waterfront Director
Responsibilities
  • Assists in day-to-day direction of program
  • Instructs campers in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Assists with the maintenance of launches and Dyer Dhow sailboats
  • Prepares and posts all information for campers
  • Maintains an inventory of all supplies and materials
  • Keeps accurate records of boat maintenance for Dyer Dhows and JY 15’s
  • Excellent communication skills required for interaction with children, staff, junior counselors, and parents
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction/teaching experience
  • Ability to manage young people in a fast paced environment
  • Enjoy working with teens and preteens
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certified
Sailing Instructor and Office Manager
Responsibilities
  • Assists in day-to-day direction of program
  • Instruct campers in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Administers first aid and dispenses prescriptions
  • Maintains first aid supplies and log
  • Keeps accurate records, in particular the heath records for all staff, volunteers, leaders, and trainees
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and museum personnel to ensure smooth program operation
  • Related responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (the long versions of each) or their equivalents
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction experience
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Current American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving is preferred
Sailing Instructor and First Aid Manager
Responsibilities
  • Assists in day-to-day direction of program
  • Instruct campers in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Administers first aid and dispenses prescriptions
  • Maintains first aid supplies and log
  • Keeps accurate records, in particular the heath records for all staff, volunteers, leaders, and trainees
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and museum personnel to ensure smooth program operation
  • Related responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (the long versions of each) or their equivalents
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction experience
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Current American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving is preferred
Sailing Instructor and Waterfront Director
Responsibilities
  • Assists in day-to-day direction of program
  • Instruct campers in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Administers first aid and dispenses prescriptions
  • Maintains first aid supplies and log
  • Keeps accurate records, in particular the heath records for all staff, volunteers, leaders, and trainees
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and museum personnel to ensure smooth program operation
  • Related responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (the long versions of each) or their equivalents
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction experience
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Current American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving is preferred
Sailing Instructor and Alternate Director
Responsibilities
  • Assists in day-to-day direction of program
  • Instruct campers in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Administers first aid and dispenses prescriptions
  • Maintains first aid supplies and log
  • Keeps accurate records, in particular the heath records for all staff, volunteers, leaders, and trainees
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and museum personnel to ensure smooth program operation
  • Related responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (the long versions of each) or their equivalent
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction experience
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Current American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving is preferred
Please visit our employment site at https://www.mysticseaport.org/about/employment/all-positions/ to view the full job descriptions.

To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (https://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Mystic-Seaport-Employment-Application.pdf), resume, and cover letter to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

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This job posted by MERC from March 8 through June 7.



Program Coordinator
Alice T. Miner Museum
Chazy, New York, USA


Description: The program coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of educational and cultural programs at the Alice T. Miner Museum and at off-site locations. The coordinator will work with schools, community organizations, and other historic/cultural institutions in the region to create programming that draws diverse audiences to the museum and helps strengthen the museum’s position as a center for community activity.

Duties:
  • Researches, develops, schedules, and presents programs for adults and children, on- and off-site
  • Publicizes and promotes events using social media and other outlets
  • Maintains a calendar of events and communicates with local media and tourism promotion organizations
  • Conducts tours of the museum for individuals and groups
  • Assists the Director/Curator in training and supervising volunteers
  • Assists the Director/Curator with other duties as needed
Qualifications:
  • B.A. in history, public history, education, or other related field
  • Experience in public programming at a museum, historic site, or similar venue
  • Knowledge of general philosophy, principles, and practices of history museums
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with organizations, volunteers, and the public
About the Alice T. Miner Museum: Opened in 1924, the Alice T. Miner Museum holds a collection of furniture, textiles, ceramics and other decorative arts, books, manuscripts, and more, reflecting Alice Miner’s engagement in the Colonial Revival movement of the early 20th century. The museum also presents and interprets material related to Alice and William Miner’s life and philanthropic work in the North Country. Visit minermuseum.org for more information.

Direct applications and inquiries to Ellen Adams, Director/Curator, director@minermuseum.org

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This job posted by MERC from February 8 through May 10.



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