Education / Interpretation / Historian Positions







Director of Education
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Skokie, Illinois, USA


The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IHMEC) is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.

Reporting to the Vice President of Education and Exhibitions, the Director of Education provides leadership to the Education department and supervises all educational initiatives, programs and trainings that include: student tours, teacher professional development, leadership programs (students, law enforcement, and attorneys), teaching trunk program, docent volunteers and enrichment, Survivor and Second-generation Speakers’ Bureau, all public programming and special projects.

We seek a dynamic candidate with a passion for human rights and Holocaust education. Knowledge of the Holocaust, genocide, and/or human rights is needed. Prior experience developing innovative and creative programs that are presented in attractive and comprehensible ways to different public audiences is required.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work with and lead a staff in the development and implementation of education and outreach programs. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and have grant writing experience and knowledge of other funding strategies.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of seven or more years of management and leadership experience, conducted in museums, historic sites or other appropriate settings preferably in the area of education. A minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in education, public history, museum studies or related field of study is required. Graduate study is preferred.

Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search. Please click here to submit a current resume and letter of introduction. For more information, please see our website at www.noeticexsearch.com or the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center website www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.

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This job posted by MERC from November 19 through February 18.







Assistant Educator
Colgate University
Hamilton, New York, USA


Located on Colgate University's beautiful campus in Hamilton, New York, the collection of the Picker Art Gallery features approximately 11,000 objects from antiquity to the present, including approximately 8,000 works on paper, 1,400 photographs, 900 paintings, and 300 sculptures. Colgate University is one of the country's leading liberal arts colleges, with a student population of about 2,900 and 300 faculty. This is an exciting time in Colgate's history. The Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology are distinguished university museums that play a significant role in Colgate's teaching mission and reputation, a relationship that will be deepened with the Museum Studies Minor in the Department of Art and Art History.

This is an entry level position. The educator is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating major educational initiatives, establishing short and long-term goals and objectives, working with Colgate students and faculty, K-12 teachers, students, docents, and community members; facilitating community partnerships; establishing interpretive programs and resources for exhibitions and serving as an integral member of Colgate University Museum's team.

The successful candidate is creative, forward thinking, and a highly motivated team player who enjoys working with our docents and community members.

Please visit the Museum's website at: http://www.colgate.edu/campus-life/arts-oncampus/picker-art-gallery.

The position is accountable for assisting with the development, implementation and coordination of university museums educational initiatives to fulfill the institutions' mission, raise its visibility, and engage with communities in order to promote dialog and foster understanding of all cultures. Accountable for establishing short and long-term goals and objectives related to museum educational programs for students, faculty, K-12 students, teachers, docents, and community members, facilitating community partnerships, and establishing interpretive programs and resources for museum exhibitions to ensure programs are geared towards our audiences, to address communities' needs, train our students, and gain additional volunteers to maximize our offerings.

Specific accountabilities will include:
  • Researching, developing, implementing and evaluating both existing and new and innovative educational programming. Coordinating scheduling and budget.
  • Leading all educational programming, using various outreach methods.
  • Fostering innovative and interdisciplinary collaboration, throughout campus and the local and regional museum communities, and advocating for excellence in the field of museum education.
  • Coordinating volunteer program to include recruitment and training. Supervising volunteers and student interns.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree (preferably in Education, Art History, Anthropology, History, Museum Studies) and a demonstrated knowledge of educational practices.
  • Master's degree or post baccalaureate certificate in education, museum studies, art history or anthropology, studio art, and/or teacher's certificate is preferred.
Professional Experience/Qualifications
  • A demonstrated knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS).
  • Previous experience in organizing and managing programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and instruction skills.
  • Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and community members on a daily basis.
  • Experience in designing and implement programs for public audiences.
  • Knowledge of museum interpretation and current and future trends in education.
  • Strong aptitude to learn University organizational, systems and process knowledge.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with the public.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google programs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in grant writing.
  • Experience in a museum, gallery or other educational field.
  • Experience with museum collections, ideally university museum collections.
  • Experience working with museum database systems.
  • Experience in supervising and/or coordinating students and volunteers.
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/887c4mxtrksfq8yz

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This job posted by MERC from September 14 through December 12.







The last update to this page was 11-19-18.