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Museum Educator - Hale Farm & Village - Bath, OH

  • 06 May 2016 10:12 AM
    Message # 4006511
    ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Museum Educator
    Hale Farm & Village

    Bath, OH

    RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible to the Education Program Manager.

    CLASSIFICATION: Part time, non-exempt from overtime

    SUPERVISION: N/A

    COORDINATION: Works closely with the Education Program Manager to facilitate and enhance educational programming, including school, group and public programs. Activities contribute to the museum’s retail, facility rental, group tour, agricultural, craft and trade and preservation programs.

    DUTIES:

    • Works directly with school groups, youth and the general public, facilitating hands-on educational programming at Hale Farm & Village and outreach locations, including but not limited to schools.
    • Meets, greets, and checks in groups before the assigned time for their education program.
    • Reads and researches, as assigned, in preparation for teaching all of the programs offered through the Education Department.
    • Prepares and maintains the materials used in the in the demonstration and production of assigned areas, as well as for educational programs, including site set-up, clean-up and general assigned maintenance duties.
    • Participates in the evaluation of programs and provides feedback in a timely and professional manner.
    • May be asked to help with the development of new program content and methodologies, partnerships, training of new staff, interns and/or volunteers.
    • Demonstrates additional rural life activities and chores as appropriate to advancing public understanding about farm life in the 19th century Western Reserve, and its relevance today.
    • Participates in special events sponsored by or at Hale Farm & Village, including mandatory attendance for select Hale Farm community events.
    • Accountable to the Education Program Manager for authentic, thorough, and engaging presentations to all audiences. This includes but is not necessarily limited to authenticity of dress/appearance, program materials and props, as well as the cleanliness and safety of assigned sites.
    • Accepts other duties as may be assigned by the Education Program Manager.
    • As appropriate, may demonstrate the process and contribute to production of a variety of historic crafts & trades or domestic skills specific to early- to mid-19th century rural life, which may include candle making, broom making, spinning, weaving, pottery, and hearth or stove cooking.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Have a desire to teach and work with young people;
    • Have the ability to work with a wide range of museum personnel, to work independently, but willingly function as a member of a team;
    • Be able to prioritize, but also have extreme flexibility;
    • Must exhibit tact, enthusiasm, and professional behavior;
    • Be dependable and reliable, and able to work to a time schedule;
    • Possess knowledge of American and Western Reserve history.
    • Experience in a historic craft & trade area, or arts training and experience in a related area, or the willingness to be trained in new skills as needed;
    • Be physically able to accomplish routine program tasks, or crafts & trades production and demonstration tasks throughout seasonal conditions.
    • Training or experience in education is helpful, preferably having an undergraduate degree in social studies, social sciences, humanities, or education; teaching experience in the K-12 range of grades or experience in a museum or youth educational program is beneficial.

    All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Janet Waterman at jwaterman@wrhs.org. No phone calls please.

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