Old North Church & Historic Site

193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
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Date Posted:
August 01, 2021

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Full-Time

Digital Resource and Curriculum Manager

Description:
The Organization:
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 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). 

The Old North Foundation believes that:
  • Bravery, patriotism, and active citizenship come in many forms. These acts can inspire both large-scale and local change.
  • Education and respectful dialogue are key to building a more perfect union that reflects the promise of liberty and justice for all.
  • Becoming an anti-racist organization will require active engagement with the legacy of slavery at Old North Church and the ongoing burdens of slavery and racism in our country.
  • By preserving and sharing history, space, and stories, we shape our future.

The Old North Foundation envisions a future in which everyone will see their stories, struggles, and hopes reflected in places of prominence and in our shared American history. As an organization, we are committed to understanding and sharing our site’s historic entanglement with slavery, which paradoxically exists alongside Old North’s identity as a symbol of liberty. The lantern signals launched a revolution that brought greater freedom and rights to many but simultaneously denied full citizenship to Black Americans, Native People, women, and others. We believe that our relevance today requires that we look at this complicated past with an honest and critical eye to consider how history informs ongoing challenges and what active citizenship can mean now and in the future.

The Position
Our focus for digital programming and classroom materials is to equip students and adult learners with the skills and passion necessary to build inclusive and equitable communities that deliver the promise of liberty and justice for all. 
The Digital Resource and Curriculum Manager will coordinate, facilitate, and help develop the Education Department’s online offerings for students, teachers, and lifelong learners. This position reports to the Director of Education. As part of the Education team, this person will work closely with a supportive and collegial group who value the accurate and contextual interpretation of history through creative and engaging programming. This position will facilitate the growth and reach of existing online school programs and curricula, broaden the menu of online resources for people seeking to learn more about the site, and create new curricula and digital offerings. 
The ideal candidate loves history, has a background in education (classroom or curriculum-writing), enjoys working with technology, and is excited about the opportunity to build a range of new learning experiences for audiences of all ages across the country.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Development of new curricular materials for teachers and students (including working with consultants to develop or expand materials) that align with Massachusetts Frameworks
  • Identifying and activating new opportunities to promote online resources (curricula and programs) to teachers, parents, students and lifelong learners
  • Teaching on-site, in-person school programs
  • Development of new digital learning resources such as short videos, digital exhibits, tours, and programs
  • Managing the distribution and functionality of online resources
  • Participation in joint planning and programming with partner institutions and collectives
  • Enhancing in-person programming and interpretation with online materials

Salary: $50,000-55,000 / year

Compensation and Benefits: ONF offers its staff a robust compensation and benefits package including health and dental benefits, long-term disability and life insurance, and a retirement plan with an employer match.

Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of related experience in classroom teaching or curriculum development
  • Experience creating successful digital educational programs
  • Excellent web, data, and computer skills including Google and Office products
  • Proficiency with online learning platforms a plus
  • Comfortable working with outside video producers and editors
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively to complete projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for US history and for sharing it with others
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends to support events and site operations
  • Given architecture and nature of the historic site, ability to climb steep and narrow stairs, work in close spaces, and navigate uneven terrain

How To Apply:

Please apply for this position by emailing your cover letter and resume to Catherine Matthews, Director of Education, at jobs@oldnorth.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The Old North Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.


Apply by:
August 31, 2021
Salary:
$50,000 - $55,000
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 atwww.oldnorth.com