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Associate Educator / Site Supervisor, Fairfield Museum

In early summer of 2017 new hands-on exhibitions will open in three historic buildings – the Victorian Cottage, Victorian Barn (1888) and Sun Tavern (c.1780) – on the Museum Commons, behind the Fairfield Museum on Fairfield’s Town Green. The Associate Educator / Site Supervisor will oversee public access and use of those properties, including site maintenance, opening/closing exhibitions, and teaching educational activities for adults, children and families. The public hours will be Friday – Sunday from 10am – 2pm from June 3 – September 3, 2017. The Associate Educator will represent the Fairfield Museum to the general public, promoting the exhibitions, facilitating learning activities, and supporting the Fairfield Museum’s mission to make history personal and meaningful. For a full description, click here >>.

The position will begin on June 1. Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references by Friday, May 5, 2017 to Christine Jewell, Director of Education, Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or email to education@fairfieldhs.org. No phone calls please. EOE.

Posted 4/7/17

Education Director, Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield, CT

The Education Director at Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center (KTHC) is responsible for developing and implementing school programs for Pre-K-12 schools in Ridgefield and beyond in line with state and national standards and guidelines utilizing the Museum’s resources, including its collection of artifacts and primary source documents. The Education Director is part of a 6-person full/part-time staff team. He/She leads the Education Committee made up of school docents (some paid, some volunteer) and staff members in creating content for all school programs. The Education Director needs to be a self-motivated, creative, dynamic person with excellent people and organizational skills who is at ease working with children and adults in a fast-paced environment. Passionate about bringing history to life. Strong writing and computer skills. This position reports to the Executive Director. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Curatorial staff as well as the Education Committee, the Education Director is responsible for managing a full calendar of educational programs at KTHC. This includes:

  • Prepare/enhance/review/edit contents of school programs. This includes Teacher Resource Packets, lesson plans, and worksheets.
  • Coordinate with teachers and schools to schedule on-site and outreach programs.
  • Organize, recruit, train and cultivate school docents to execute school programs.
  • Manage implementation and execution of all school programs
  • Collect measurable data (quantitative and qualitative), including attendance records and develop evaluation/assessment/surveys, as requested for grants as well as internal program reviews
  • Keep abreast of town/state/federal frameworks, standards and trends in education (STEAM)
  • Assist curators in developing educational components for Museum exhibitions (#HandsOnHistory)
  • Assist in marketing efforts as needed, including social media. Write quarterly Tavern Times column
  • Plan and direct Keeler Kids, KTHC’s local history summer camp
  • Develop/plan/execute educational programming for families and adults, as time permits
  • Take initiative, multi-task and work in fast-paced environment; ability to set priorities and manage time. Attend weekly White Board meetings.

Requirements: BA or MA in Museum Studies/Education/History; classroom experience; CT/NY certification preferred.

Hours: 20 - 40 hours per week. Some weekend time might be required

To apply please submit resume, including references, to hgrob@keelertavernmuseum.org.

Posted 3/23/17

Site administrator, Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Bethlehem, CT

Owned & operated by Connecticut Landmarks – Connecticut’s largest statewide heritage organization – & situated on 10 acres adjacent to the 80-acre Bethlehem Land Trust property, the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, home of Great-Awakening Preacher Joseph Bellamy & philanthropist & social activist Caroline Ferriday, features the Bellamy-Ferriday house & barns, a noteworthy plant & tree collection & the Ferriday’s formal parterre garden. Connecticut Landmarks seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader to take this exceptional site to its next level of growth. Reporting to CTL’s Executive Director, the Site Administrator will develop & execute new programs, events and earned income opportunities to leverage the site’s assets leading to financial sustainability, increased relevance & audience growth. The Site Administrator will hire & manage seasonal staff; develop & implement adult, youth & school programs; work closely with CTL’s Central Office on marketing, fundraising, special event & outreach activities; build productive relationships with staff, volunteers, businesses & community stakeholders locally & regionally; & be responsible for budget preparation, site operations, programs, personnel & financial management, business development & audience growth.  Looking for self-starter with museum experience, excellent time management & organizational skills, financial acumen, independent judgment, creativity, collaborative working style, positive outlook, can-do attitude & strong computer & customer service skills. Average of 20-30 hours/week May-Oct.; 10-15 hours/week Nov.-April.  Qualified applicants, please submit letter describing your interest in the position & relevant skills & experience, a résumé & 3 professional references to kerri.zongol@ctlandmarks.org. Open until filled.

Posted 3/16/17

Connecticut Landmarks’ Phelps-Hathaway House in Suffield, CT – Museum Interpreters Wanted. Are you intrigued by local history? Do you enjoy sharing stories with others? Consider becoming a Museum Interpreter at the Phelps-Hathaway House, one of Connecticut Landmarks’ historic properties.  Museum Interpreters guide visitors through the House, teach about the time period, help run public programming, support site event rentals and assist with other activities to maintain the property under the guidance of the Site Administrator. 4-8 hours per week, May-Oct. with the option for additional hours as needed for special events, rentals and work at other CT Landmarks properties. Weekends required. Training begins in April. Strong candidates enjoy working with the public and particularly with children and school groups, like to meet and engage with new people, enjoy history, have exemplary customer service skills and are good storytellers.  Send resume and letter of interest to Kerri Zongol at 59 South Prospect St., Hartford, CT 06106 or kerri.zongol@ctlandmarks.org. Open until filled.

 Posted 3/15/17

Connecticut Landmarks’ Butler-McCook House & Garden & Isham-Terry House in Hartford, CT – Museum Interpreters Wanted. Are you intrigued by local history? Do you enjoy sharing stories with others? Consider becoming a Museum Interpreter at the Butler-McCook House & Garden & the Isham-Terry House in Hartford, two of Connecticut Landmarks’ historic properties.  Museum Interpreters guide visitors through the houses, teach about the time period, help run public programming, support site event rentals and assist with activities to maintain the properties as needed. 4-8 hours per week, May-Dec. with the option for additional hours as needed for special events, rentals and work at other CT Landmarks properties. Weekends required. Training begins in April. Strong candidates enjoy working with the public and particularly with children and school groups, like to meet and engage with new people, enjoy history, have exemplary customer service skills and are good storytellers.  Send resume and letter of interest to Kerri Zongol at 59 South Prospect St., Hartford, CT 06106 or kerri.zongol@ctlandmarks.org. Open until filled.

 Posted 3/15/17

Connecticut Landmarks’ Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Bethlehem, CT – Museum Interpreters Wanted.  Are you intrigued by local history? Do you enjoy sharing stories with others? Consider becoming a Museum Interpreter at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden in Bethlehem, one of Connecticut Landmarks’ historic properties.  Museum Interpreters guide visitors through the house, teach about the time period, help run public programming, support site event rentals and assist with activities to maintain the property as needed. 4-8 hours per week, May-Oct. with the option for additional hours as needed for special events, rentals and work at other CT Landmarks properties. Weekends required. Training begins in April. Strong candidates enjoy working with the public and particularly with children and school groups, like to meet and engage with new people, enjoy history, have exemplary customer service skills and are good storytellers.  Send resume and letter of interest to Kerri Zongol at 59 South Prospect St., Hartford, CT 06106 or kerri.zongol@ctlandmarks.org. Open until filled.

 Posted 3/15/17

Summer Educator, Pardee-Morris House Coordinator, New Haven, CT

20-25 hours/week, Preferred Start Date: May 15th, 2017

Primary Responsibilities: Open and close the house, design and coordinate all programs, tours and activities at the historic c. 1780 Pardee-Morris House. The House is open June, July and August, Sundays 12-4 PM and for special events during the week such as concerts and lectures. Additional Responsibilities: Assist the Education Director with summer programs by leading current and researching potential new programs at the New Haven Museum, staff tables for community outreach events (such as festivals and farmer’s markets) and post social media updates for the Museum. Source talent and lecturers for the 2018 season and help create education and promotional materials.

Requirements: B.A. or B.S degree coursework in progress; completed degree preferred in the following areas: History, American Studies, Material Culture, Historic Preservation, Museum Education or related field. Previous experience teaching and/or giving tours. One or more years working with children and adults in an educational setting that includes in a school as a teacher or instructor, an after-school programmer or summer camp counselor. Strong communication, computer and social media skills required. Experience with arts and craft activities also preferred. Must be able to work Sundays; some Saturdays and evenings required. EOE.  To Apply: Please send a resume and writing sample (MS Word or PDF) to Amy Durbin, Director of Education and Visitor Experience, 114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510 or education@newhavenmuseum.org.

Posted 01/23/17 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

   

 

  

 

 
 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

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