Education / Interpretation / Historian Positions







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, as the newly conceived Center for Art and Culture will become home to tow university museums: the Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology. These distinguished university museums play a significant role in Colgate's teaching mission and reputation, a relationship that will be deepened with the newly launched Museum Studies Minor in the Department of Art and Art History.
The Assistant Educator is an entry level position and will work under the direction of the Director of University Museums and serve as a member of the Colgate University museum team.

Accountabilities:
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.
  • Coordinate volunteer program to include recruitment and training. Supervise volunteers and student interns.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in Education, Art History, Anthropology, History, Museum Studies)
  • A demonstrated knowledge of educational practices.
  • 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 of working 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.
  • Master's degree or post baccalaureate certificate in education, museum studies, art history or anthropology, studio art, and/or teacher's certificate.
  • 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/c3trbkfy9drcf29j

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This job posted by MERC from August 23 through November 22.







Manager of Overnight Programs
Mystic Seaport
Mystic, Connecticut, USA


This position oversees and implements the two overnight programs in the Education Department: Ship to Shore and Anchor Watch. The Ship to Shore overnight program (weekdays September-November and February-May) at Mystic Seaport offers school groups the opportunity to immerse themselves in history. Through exploration of Mystic Seaport’s 19th-century village by day and nights spent aboard the training vessel Joseph Conrad, and with a series of educational tours, authentic demonstrations, and hands-on activities, the Ship to Shore program is a one-of-a-kind experience. The Mystic Seaport Anchor Watch overnight program (weekends September-November and March-May) provides an opportunity for youth groups to experience hands-on activities by day and sleep on board the 1882 square-rigged vessel Joseph Conrad by night. The Manager of Overnight Programs schedules and manages staff, communicates on a regular basis with teachers, youth group leaders and parents, processes associated paperwork, helps to market the programs, and teaches in the program as well, including sleeping overnight as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage and prepare for all overnight programs, including but not limited to: communicating with the food vendor on numbers, allergies, etc., gathering supplies, communicating with other departments and their supervisors to arrange program related educational activities, preparation of snacks and management of craft supplies, communicating with youth group leaders, parents, and teachers
  • Hire, train, schedule, supervise, and mentor staff for the programs
  • Keep current with scouting programs and badge requirements as well as schools’ curricula to ensure our programs meet their needs
  • Lead tours, outdoor and indoor hands-on activities and workshops, including rigging climbing
  • Supervise guests overnight on board the JOSEPH CONRAD
  • Manage student and staff cleaning of program facilities
  • Complete office duties, including but not limited to: filling out evaluations, written communication with customers, filing, email and telephone work
  • Help market the programs
  • Provide excellent customer service and excellent visitor experiences
  • Build a professional repertoire through continuous growth and mastery of content, demonstration skills, hands-on education, presentation and delivery techniques and educational theory
  • 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 and families in a dynamic and energetic manner
  • Experience managing staff and making schedules preferred
  • Experience coordinating programs and/or events with multiple stakeholders involved
  • Ability to lead education tours of the Museum, indoor/outdoor games and crafts, climb the rigging; drive the museum education van, operate AV and computer equipment
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse staff across the Museum as well as external customers
  • Absolute reliability, punctuality and positive attitude
  • 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.
  • College level training is required; background in museum education, maritime history, boat handling 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 weekdays and some weekends
Please apply at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1676654

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This job posted by MERC from August 9 through November 10.







Anchor Watch Overnight Program Educator
Mystic Seaport
Mystic, Connecticut, USA


This position provides hands-on engaging programming for scout and other youth groups who sleep overnight at Mystic Seaport on weekends. The Anchor Watch program provides an exciting overnight experience for youth groups aboard the full-rigged ship the Joseph Conrad. For a description of Anchor Watch programs and a typical schedule, visit http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/youth/anchor-watch/ . This position is a weekend seasonal job starting August 28, 2017 through November 20, 2017. Hours range from 10-28 hours per weekend during this time depending upon program bookings.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Lead tours, outdoor and indoor activities
  • Supervise guests overnight on board the tall ship 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
  • Reliability, punctuality and positive attitude
  • Flexibility, versatility, and adaptability
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • 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 visit www.mysticseaportmuseuminc.appone.com.

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This job posted by MERC from June 30 through September 29.



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