193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
Date Posted: July 17, 2018
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
300 Years. Two Lanterns. One Revolution.
Built in 1723, the Old North Church is famous for the two signal lanterns hung in its steeple at the instruction of Paul Revere--two lanterns that lit the way to revolution and independence. The Old North Church & Historic Site is a half-acre campus in the heart of Boston’s North End. It includes the iconic church, the colonial-era Clough House where visitors experience “living history,” several gardens and courtyards, and a gift shop. The Old North Foundation is a nonprofit organization that manages the site and is dedicated to preserving the site, to sharing its stories, and to exploring the many aspects of active citizenship that Old North has witnessed through its 300 years.
As the education manager at Old North, you will be part of a close-knit and enthusiastic team committed to interpreting the Old North Church & Historic Site at the highest level of professionalism and with the goal of providing visitors with an excellent experience. You will report to the Co-Directors of Education and work closely with other staff and department managers. You will directly supervise and schedule the front-line educators throughout the campus, assist in hiring and training, and provide on-going coaching. Additionally, you will teach special on-site school programs and will lead specialty tours. You will have additional opportunities to work on public programming and written materials. This position is an incredible opportunity for a skilled museum educator ready for more responsibility.
Passionate and enthusiastic about history and historic sites
Bachelor’s degree minimum; master’s (or working toward master’s) in public history, museum studies, education, or museum education a plus
A minimum of two years experience as an educator at a historic or cultural site, preferably with teaching a wide variety of programs and tours to varied audiences
Experience scheduling and managing large numbers of part-time employees
Organized, confident, and a good time-manager
Responsive and courteous
Available to work some weekends, holidays, and special events
Experience in teaching, theater, hospitality, or customer service a plus
Flexible, reliable, and a team player
Must be comfortable, on occasion, in period clothing
Must be comfortable with and able to climb narrow and steep stairs and paths as well as to conduct programs that take place in confined spaces
Please submit a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Interviews will begin mid-July.
The Old North Church, built in 1723, is famous for the two signal lanterns hung in its steeple at the instruction of Paul Revere. Those two lanterns sparked the American Revolution.
The Old North Church & Historic Site is located in the heart of Boston’s North End and includes the iconic church, the colonial-era Clough House, several gardens and courtyards, and a gift shop. The Old North Foundation manages the site and is responsible for preservation and educational programming. Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors step into three hundred years of history at Old North while walking the Freedom Trail.