School Programs Assistant
The Concord Museum seeks a friendly, dynamic, and detail-oriented candidate who will help coordinate school programs and group tours, and will also regularly serve as a school programs educator.
The Museum’s school programs run at up to three sites – the Museum and new Education Center, the historic Wright Tavern in Concord, and the Old North Bridge. The School Programs Assistant will help with organization and logistics to help maintain high quality programs including: communicating with bus drivers about locations and schedules; giving clear directions; helping to manage the timing of different schools and groups; adjusting to frequent changes in the schedules; performing light administrative work including working on schedules and evaluations; and working with museum educators to ensure program logistics run smoothly. In addition, this position will help handle the booking and coordination of guided group tours in the new Education Center and walking tours throughout the town of Concord.
This position will also be trained as a museum educator, teaching curriculum-based school programs on many historical topics including Native American Archaeology, Colonial Life, and the Revolution to students mainly in grades 2-8. The museum’s programs use object-based lessons and hands-on activities to help students make personal connections to the past in the Museum’s galleries, classrooms, and occasionally outreach programs in schools.
8-20 hours per week.
High school diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred; excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; exceptional interpersonal skills with children and adults; and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a team. Experience leading programs for school-age audiences and a strong interest in history is desired. Flexible availability weekdays during school hours is needed. This is a part-time position perfect for graduate students, those with a flexible schedule, retirees, or those interested in learning more about museums.
How To Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to the Manager of Student, Group, and Family Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 31, 2018
About this Organization:
Founded in 1886, the Concord Museum has a nationally significant collection of over 35,000 objects, widely emulated education programs, and an active changing exhibition program. The Museum educates visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary, and cultural life. Renowned as the site of one of the first battles of the American Revolution and the home of great American writers and thinkers, including Emerson and Thoreau, Concord has long been a popular destination. The Museum is a center for cultural enjoyment for the region and a gateway to the town of Concord for visitors from around the world. The collection includes American icons such as Paul Revere's lantern; the contents of Henry David Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond; major Revolutionary War holdings; and exceptionally well-documented furniture, clocks, silver, ceramics, textiles and other artifacts. Accredited by AAM since 1973, the Museum is open 362 days a year and is located 20 miles from Boston.