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
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.
Marketing: Assist in the development of education collateral including print
and online copy.
Support: Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Chief
- 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
- 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
- Working knowledge of
Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
How To Apply:
To apply please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference "Education Specialist" in the subject line.
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.