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Education Manager- Genesee Country Village and Museum

  • 03 May 2024 9:42 AM
    Message # 13351804

    Position:  Education Manager 

    Reports to:   Director of Education 

    Status & Salary: Full-time, non-exempt; $18 – $19.00 an hour: Bi-Weekly Pay

    Schedule and Hours: Typically, Monday - Friday, 40 hours a week, OT as needed must be approved

    Position Overview:  The Education Manager will support the administration and delivery of education programs including on-site field trips, spring break and summer camp, and teacher socials and workshops. Priority will be given to applicants with lived experience learning or working in an urban school setting (Rochester City School District or Buffalo Public Schools, preferred). 


    Program Administration (40%) 

    • Support Director of Education with all aspects of field trip registration, including responding to inquiries, booking field trips, daily scheduling, and communicating with various Museum departments. 

    • Provide insight into urban school systems and assist education and broader Museum staff with further developing culturally competent registration and recruitment processes. 

    • Development and distribute daily field trip schedules.  

    • Respond to internal and external communication in a timely manner.  

    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records utilizing email, Microsoft Office, and Smartsheet. 

    Spring Break & Summer Camp Teaching (25%) 

    • Create enjoyable activities and support the class themes, especially related to accessibility and diversity; gather supplies and ensure that class locations are prepped and organized with daily programming. 

    • Assist in Camp Teacher orientation and training. Teach camp curriculum and guide activities, allowing for flexibility according to individual and group interests and abilities. 

    • Assure campers are well supervised; monitor conditions for physical hazards and social-emotional threats; provide for their wellbeing and intervene as needed.  

    • Help build peer-to-peer relationships, showing respect for diversity and encouraging group participation among campers, volunteers, and staff. 

    • Communicate effectively with parents/guardians as needed. 

    Program Development & Delivery (25%) 

    • Assist with setting up on-site programs and greeting, orienting, and guiding student groups. 

    • Provide insight into urban school systems and assist education and broader Museum staff with further developing inclusive, equitable, and culturally competent programs and staff training. 

    • Work with colleagues and other staff content experts to refine current and develop future programs to better serve our audiences by including more historically underrepresented histories. 

    • Further develop curriculum guides utilizing museum education best practices, New York State Standards, and results from 2023 Anti-Racist Curriculum Project assessment. 

    • Work occasional weekend programming for special events, scout programs, or Nature Center staffing. 

    Program Department, General (10%) 

    • Attend and participate in regular department and Museum-wide meetings. 

    • Assist with staffing special events and provide program support as needed. 

    • Be an ally and voice for diverse audiences, especially urban, suburban, and rural economically disadvantaged students. 


    • Engage with others in a collaborative and inclusive manner, supporting diversity, accessibility, and equity with Museum audiences, colleagues, and partners. 

    • Regularly show support of GCV&M values of Authenticity, Collaboration, Exploration, Inclusivity, Stewardship, and Responsibility in all actions and communications. 

    • Represent self and the Museum courteously, accurately, and professionally. 

    • Comply with all GCV&M staff expectations included in the Staff Handbook and Safety Manual. 

    Qualifications and knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field of study or at least three years of related experience required. 

    • Lived experience learning or teaching in urban school setting strongly preferred. 

    • Experience or willingness to work with largely white colleagues in an organization committed to broadening our understanding of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. 

    • Experience working with students in a camp, education, or recreational setting. 

    • Experience managing multiple priorities and work plans with varying timetables. 

    • Comfortable engaging, working collaboratively, and centering values of inclusion, equity, and belonging with peers, children, and adults – particularly in developing new relationships. 

    • Ability to work efficiently in an organized manner with minimal supervision, ability to set and meet deadlines and keen attention to accuracy and detail. 

    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. 

    • Expertise in Microsoft Office suite of programs; experience with or demonstrated ability to learn Canva, Smartsheet, and basic video editing software. 

    • Valid driver’s license with no restrictions; reliable personal transportation (bus transportation to/from Rochester may be available in summer months). 

    • Occasional evenings and weekends required. 

    Physical Environment and Expectations: 

    • Work is performed in an office setting and outdoors, with frequent meetings and events off-site at other locations; primarily weekdays with weekends, holidays, and evening possible. 

    • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs., walk up to three miles, and stand or stand/stay in place for up to one hour. 

    • Ability to drive Museum vehicles as required. 

    • Climbing stairs is necessary to access office space on Nature Center second floor when on-site. 

    • Activities may involve proximity to farm animals and/or wildlife. 


    • Three weeks of Vacation, 

    • 1 hour of New York State Sick Pay for every 30 hours worked 

    • 10 observed holidays

    • Flexible schedule- Typically Monday - Friday with occasional flex days for events on nights and weekends

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 403(b) Retirement, etc.

    About Genesee Country Village & Museum: GCV&M, located just 15 miles south of RIT, is the largest and most comprehensive living history museum in New York State and the third largest in the U.S. Through interactive programs, events, and exhibits GCV&M connects visitors with the lives and times of 19th-century America. Our?560-acre complex consists of a Historic Village with 68 historic structures furnished with 15,000 artifacts that provide a 19th-century environment in which visitors interact with historic interpreters in appropriate period dress. Our John L. Wehle Gallery has long been regarded as one of the nation's premiere galleries of wildlife and sporting art. The Genesee Country Nature Center, with ponds, meadows, and over five miles of hiking trails – as well as a working maple sugaring program – provides the opportunity to learn about the natural history of the Genesee alley and environmental stewardship. 

    Diversity Statement: (Genesee Country Village & Museum is actively committed to broadening our understanding of DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion), and making it part of everything that we do.  Guided by our mission, values, and inclusive culture of curiosity, we strive to dismantle inequity and address erasure through ongoing dynamic interpretation, communications, research, and outreach.  We celebrate the stories of our shared past; connect the rich diversity of the 19th century to the present; and collaborate with the communities we serve to create welcoming spaces for learning, work, exploration, and play.   

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: GCV&M is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to all employees, applicants, and interns for employment. We recruit, hire, train, and promote without discrimination due to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

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