Education / Interpretation / Historian Positions







Community Coordinator
City of New York, Department of Records and Info Service
New York, New York, USA


Civil Service Title: COMMUNITY COORDINATOR

Level: 00

Title Code No: 56058

Salary: $50,362.00/$57,916.00-$78,177.00
Frequency: ANNUAL

Title Classification: Non-Competitive

Business Title: Manager, Public Programming and Development

Work Location: 31 Chambers St., N.Y.

Division/Work Unit: Executive Offices

Number of Positions: 1

Job ID: 284596

Hours/Shift: Full-Time / Day - Due to the necessary duties of this position, candidate may be required to be on call and/or work various shifts such as weekends and/or evening shifts.

Job Description
The Manager of Public Programming and Development is responsible for preparing and implementing a strategic plan for programming, outreach and education initiatives at the Department of Records and Information Services.

The manager would:
  • Develop and manage plans for individual events, series and on-going programs and education projects Develop opportunities for outreach within New York City communities
  • Proactively coordinate with internal teams on a variety of matters that intersect with public programming and education initiatives
  • Plan and implement a development strategy for new and renewed funding sources to support programming, education, and other agency projects
  • Provide direction and communication to team regarding ongoing projects and tasks
  • Support efforts of the agency, working collaboratively and in a team environment
  • Write, edit, and design publicity materials for events, programs, and education projects
  • Manage staff and interns
Minimum Qualification Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills
Requirements:
  • 5-8 years of experience in managing programming and/or development teams
  • Results-oriented with a track records in successful outreach and programming initiatives
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of New York City government, records, archives, and/or museum related institutions
  • Versatility in a deadline-oriented, multi-tasking environment
  • Exhibit expertise in the design and implementation of social media campaigns on platforms including twitter, Facebook and blogs
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

To Apply
Search for the Job ID # 284596
External Candidates please go to
www.nyc.gov/careers
Current NYC employees please go to
www.nyc.gov/ess

NO E-MAILS, PHONE CALLS, FAXES OR PERSONAL INQUIRIES PERMITTED.
NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED. APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB) APPROVAL


Posting Date: 3/14/2017

Post Until: 03/27/2017

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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This job posted by MERC from March 23 through March 27.







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.







Education Director
Texas Maritime Museum
Rockport, Texas, USA


Position: Education Director
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $25,000 Annually with basic health insurance
Organization: Texas Maritime Museum
Location: 1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX
Reports to: Kathy Roberts-Douglass, CEO
Consults with: Phil Barnes, Curator; Alisha Brundrett, Executive Assistant; Board of Trustees Education Committee
Supervises: Part Time Front Desk Staff, Seasonal Staff (camp counselors), Volunteers

The Texas Maritime Museum is a private non-profit organization, and the official maritime museum of the state of Texas. Opened in 1989 we have been exciting and educating the public about Texas maritime history and artifacts for over 27 years. It focuses on four main themes of early exploration and settlement, boatbuilding and shipbuilding, recreational and commercial fishing and offshore oil and gas production.

Overall Responsibility:
Creating and implementing educational programs relevant to the mission of the museum; ensuring community cooperation and relationships through volunteers and partnerships; providing direct communication to board of trustees.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Maintain and develop innovative curriculum for established programs
  • Scheduling and providing tours
  • scheduling and providing outreach programs
  • developing curriculum for temporary exhibits
  • developing community partnerships with organizations and schools
  • recruiting, training, and maintaining volunteers
  • directing all camp activities (SEA Camp, H2Odyssey, Sailor’s Holiday Spring Break)
  • grant research and writing
  • implementing and assisting with fundraising activities for the organization and the department
  • formulating and maintaining the department’s budget
  • flexible schedule to accommodate evening and weekend events, exhibits, and program activities.
Qualifications:
  • Master’s level degree in Education, Museum Studies, History, or related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience preferred
  • strong sense of customer service
  • excellent organizational skills
  • good time management skills
  • supervisory experience with adults and adolescents
  • proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiar with social media and the internet
  • able to communicate to a variety of audiences regardless of age, gender, race, education or disabilities
  • Fulfills monthly reports and schedules as well as other administrative duties as necessary.
SUBMIT RESUME AND THREE REFERENCES BY EMAIL TO KLRDOUGLASS@GMAIL.COM OR BY MAIL TO 1202 NAVIGATION CIRCLE, ROCKPORT, TX 78382

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This job posted by MERC from March 20 through June 19.



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.



Overnight Program Educators
Mystic Seaport
Mystic, Connecticut, USA


Mystic Seaport is hiring for Overnight Program Educators for our Ship to Shore and Anchor Watch programs. This positions provide hands-on engaging programming for groups who sleep overnight at Mystic Seaport aboard the full-rigged ship the JOSEPH CONRAD. More information on the programs can be found at http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/k-12-programs/ship-to-shore/ and http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/youth/anchor-watch/. The positions are seasonal from March-June 2017. The Ship to Shore program occurs during the week and the Anchor Watch program occurs during the weekend. Number of hours will vary depending on the position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Lead tours, outdoor and indoor activities
  • Supervise guests overnight on board the JOSEPH CONRAD
  • Assist in rigging climbing
  • Assist with cleaning of program facilities
  • Provide excellent customer service and excellent visitor experiences
  • Build a professional repertoire through continuous growth and mastery of content, skills, hands-on education, presentation and delivery techniques
  • Contribute to the development of new programs and enhancement of existing programs
  • Help advance department and institutional goals, adhere to mission, and serve as ambassador for Mystic Seaport
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working with children, youth and families in formal or informal settings; ability to engage students in a dynamic and energetic manner
  • Demonstrate caring and respectful attitude towards children, youth, and families
  • Ability to lead education tours of the Museum, indoor/outdoor games and crafts, climb the rigging
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse staff across the Museum as well as external customers
  • Self-directed learning, ability to retain learned information, and use of knowledge to engage audiences of all ages and learning styles
  • Absolute reliability, punctuality and positive attitude
  • Flexibility, versatility, and adaptability
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to get along with others; ability to use tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to perform assignments creatively, conscientiously, and accurately with high standards of quality and overall effectiveness.
  • Capacity for accepting responsibility of position without need for follow-up; ability to act independently without specific instructions.
  • Must possess and reflect a polished professional demeanor in a variety of situations.
  • College level training is required; background in museum education, maritime history, and/or teaching or youth development experience is preferred
  • Willingness to work a highly flexible schedule corresponding to the needs of the Museum
Physical/Mental Requirements and Environmental Conditions:
  • Deliver programs in venues that can be cold, wet, hot, or dirty; work outside in all weather
  • Late nights, early mornings, overnight on the JOSEPH CONRAD primarily on Friday and Saturday nights
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 January 23 through April 24.



Assistant Curator of Education
Fallingwater
Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA


Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is seeking an Assistant Curator for museum education. This position will assist with the daily supervision of Fallingwater’s education department, which includes public tour, volunteer and public education programs. This position reports to the Curator of Education and is located in Mill Run, PA, in the heart of the Laurel Highlands.

Required qualifications include a Master’s degree in education; preferable museum education, art, design or architecture-related education or a closely related field of study. Must have 5+ years of teaching experience in museums and/or public tour management. Must have the ability to design and implement educational programs, including age and developmentally appropriate curriculum. evaluation. The education department has constructed a culture of relationship-building, collaboration and teamwork, professional expertise, and positive communication. The successful candidate will readily fit into this culture and will work to motivate, lead, problem solve and set a positive example to a wide variety of individuals. Must be a superb listener, an excellent writer and speaker, and be organized and efficient. Five years of supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to communicate, motivate, lead and relate effectively to a wide variety of individuals is required.

This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits package. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an inclusive organization and we encourage qualified diverse candidates to apply. Interested applicants should send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Assistant Curator in the subject line of the email. Formal review of applications to begin on February 28, 2017.

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This job posted by MERC from January 13 through April 21.




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