Ipswich Museum

54 South Main St.
Ipswich, MA 01938
www.ipswichmuseum.org
director@ipswichmuseum.org

Date Posted:
February 05, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Part-Time

Museum Educator

Description:

The Ipswich Museum in Ipswich MA. seeks a highly motivated part-time museum educator to promote programs to schools and the community at large. Founded in 1890 the museum stays true to its core mission of preserving its social, cultural and architectural history while at the same time making it relevant to every day living. The museum has the largest single collection of the works of Arthur Wesley Dow. In his honor the museum runs yearly art classes and workshops in a variety of mediums. The museum educator is responsible for the coordination and development of this program as well as school programs, various aspects of social media, helping when needed with events, tour guide training, museum shop inventory and more. This is a 24 hour a week position.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have great organizational and communication skills, an interest in history and art and great enthusiasm and flexibility. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team. Candidate must enjoy attending committee meetings and recruiting volunteers to serve on the Education and Dow Arts committee and assisting with events and lectures as needed. The position requires a BA in History (Masters preferred).

How To Apply:

Applicants should email resumes and letters of interest to director@ipswichmuseum.org

Apply by:
February 09, 2019
Salary:
$15-16/hr
About this Organization:
The Ipswich Museum was originally founded in 1890 as the Ipswich Historical Society. It owns and operated the 1677 Whipple House, the 1800 Heard House and the Knight House which is a reproduction building of the 17th century used for education purposes. Both properties are filled with original architectural detail, furnishings and artifacts that give visitors a glimpse into the lives of early Ipswich residents. House tours are given seasonally and education programs are offered all year.