Berkshire Museum

39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
www.berkshiremuseum.org
berkshiremuseum@gmail.com

Date Posted:
December 20, 2018

Region:
Western Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Full-Time

Education Specialist

Description:

The Education Specialist is responsible for the implementation of education and public programs. Programming includes educator-led programs, outreach, after school programs, and assisting with teacher professional development workshops. The Education Specialist delivers curriculum consistent with the mission and vision of the Museum, interpretive goals, and that meets state and national standards.


Reporting to the Education Program Manager, the Education Specialist will interact with the experience, engagement, operations teams and audiences of all ages to perform the following duties:

Qualifications:

Duties include:

· Educator-Led Programs: Present educator-led programs for visiting K-12 school groups including pre-tour information for teachers, school tour content, and post-tour teacher evaluations. Assist in piloting and testing new educational programs and curricula materials. Align programs with the exhibitions, collections and mission of the Berkshire Museum following departmental models and educational philosophy, and compatible with MA, NY State and 21st century learning national standards.

· Curriculum: Assist with the development of curriculum consistent with the mission and vision of the Museum in collaboration with the Education Program Manager and Chief Experience Officer.

· Educational Outreach and Special Programs:Develop and present educational activities for a variety of on- and off-site programs including, but not limited to afterschool programs, camps, classes and special programs for targeted populations. Participate in related community organizations as appropriate.

· Professional Development for Teachers and Museum Staff: Working with the Education Program Manager, assist in the development, scheduling and presentation of workshops and programs for pre- and in-service professional development for teachers and museum staff. Maintaining current knowledge of educational (both school and museum) theories as well as local and national curriculums and learning standards.

· Promotion and Marketing: Assist in the development of education collateral including print and online copy.

· Experience Team Support: Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Experience Officer.


Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience working as an educator (formally or informally)
  • Experience working with the general public, in a museum or other public program setting, preferred
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Science, or Visual Arts and/or combination of Associates Degree with demonstrated professional experience. Current higher education students will be considered with demonstrated professional experience.
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally with administrators, educators, and the general public
  • Ability to work effectively under minimal supervision and in a team oriented environment.
  • Must communicate professionally with administrators, educators, and the general public.
  • Sense of humor and total enjoyment of work is an absolute must!
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed including occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Candidate must maintain a current Massachusetts driver’s license, personal automobile insurance and a safe driving record.

Equipment skills required:

  • Must be computer literate with a strong knowledge of current MS applications.
  • Must be able to work and/or type at a desk, climb stairs and lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Will ideally have excellent skills in use of contemporary technology in an educational setting.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
How To Apply:
To apply please submit cover letter and resume to ngarlington@berkshiremuseum.org and reference "Education Specialist" in the subject line.
Apply by:
January 15, 2019
About this Organization:
Berkshire Museum offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors of all ages. From fine art and ancient objects to fossils; from an aquarium of native and exotic creatures to the Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, it is a community museum: a place where everyone, from toddlers to elders, can learn, play, explore, innovate, be engaged and inspired.