Old North Church & Historic Site

193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
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Date Posted:
July 17, 2018

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Full-Time

Education Manager--Old North Church & Historic Site

Description:

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.


Qualifications:

Qualifications:


  • 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

How To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to: jobs@oldnorth.com. Please reference the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Interviews will begin mid-July.


Apply by:
August 10, 2018
Salary:
commensurate with experience
About this Organization:

300 Years. Two Lanterns. One Revolution.

The enduring fame of Old North began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when church sexton Robert Newman and Vestryman Capt. John Pulling, Jr. climbed the steeple of Old North Church and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea across the Charles River and not by land. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution. Old North Church is Boston’s oldest surviving church building and welcomes 150,000 visitors each year as one of the Freedom Trail’s most visited historical sites.


The Old North Foundation (ONF) inspires active citizenship and courageous, compassionate leadership by interpreting and preserving the Old North Church & Historic Site. The Foundation serves a wide audience by creating meaningful experiences through educational outreach, site-specific programming, and historical analysis. The Old North Foundation of Boston, Inc. was established in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization independent of Christ Church in the City of Boston (the Episcopal congregation of Old North Church). Learn more at www.oldnorth.com