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Title of the position: Education Manager
Reports to: Director, Museum & Education
Location: D&L Main Office – 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042
Term of employment: Full- Time Exempt
Salary range: $40,000-45,000
Start Date: October 1, 2019
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to provide creative leadership for the D&L’s education program. The D&L currently offers several education programs for schools including the Tales of the Towpath 4th grade curriculum taught in over 70 schools, field trips in Hugh Moore Park (Easton) and at the Freemansburg Canal Education Center, and a soon to be released Cultural Ecology curriculum for high school. Through the National Canal Museum, the D&L also offers a variety of educational programs for adults and children (walks, lectures, tours, etc.) with the goal of increasing awareness of the region’s nationally significant transportation and industrial history.
The Education Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the education program for schools, groups, and individuals. He/she will prepare content, interpretive materials, and program logistics by applying their knowledge of educational theory and learning styles. He/she will lead a team of paid and volunteer educators to deliver high-quality field trips and other activities. The position is a full-time role (40 hours per week, M-F) based at the D&L office in Easton. Some off-site work and evenings/weekends is required.
RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):
Qualifications and Skills
Work requires a variety of physical activity including walking, bending, and lifting a minimum of 25lbs. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Job duties require working both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor work is largely in the spring and fall during field trips. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L), a non-profit organization, preserves the historic pathway that carried coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol. Today, the Corridor and 165 miles of D&L Trail are a vital connection to industrial heritage, economic development, nature and environment, health and wellness. The D&L creates connections through important programs, including the National Canal Museum, Tales of the Towpath Curriculum, Trail Towns, Trail Tenders, Trail Patrol, Lehigh Valley Greenways, and Get Your Tail on the Trail. Find out more about the work we do by visiting www.delawareandlehigh.org and www.canals.org.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample via e-mail with the subject line “Education Manager Position” to firstname.lastname@example.org. The writing sample should be no more than five pages and should have an education focus.
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. (D&L) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the D&L organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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