Martha's Vineyard Museum

151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
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Date Posted:
October 21, 2021

Region:
Cape/Islands

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Part-Time

Museum Educator

Description:

The part-time Museum Educator is an essential member of the Education & Public Programs team, delivering memorable, meaningful experiences to Martha’s Vineyard Museum (MVM) visitors across our sites, in school classrooms, and online.

Be a source of knowledge on current exhibits, daily museum experience programs, upcoming events, and general knowledge of the Museum.

Respond to visitor inquiries in the Marine Hospital Campus exhibit galleries and satellite locations (Thomas Cooke House & Legacy Gardens, Edgartown Lighthouse).

Ongoing study and mastery of Martha’s Vineyard history; apply that learning to the work of answering questions and leading topic tours of the exhibits.

Tell the stories of Martha’s Vineyard’s diverse and unique population in an inclusive and truthful manner.

Use the MVM Education curriculum to deliver museum-oriented programs in school classrooms, during field trips, and/or online to students of all grade levels (preK-12).

Present museum experience programs to varied audiences at the Marine Hospital Campus, Thomas Cooke House & Legacy Gardens, and Edgartown Lighthouse.

Maintain the Hands on History exhibit, Morgan Learning Center, and other educational spaces on our campuses.

Help facilitate Museum events by checking in participants, introducing speakers, etc., as needed.

Assist in the planning and development of new offerings from MVM Education.

Engage in ongoing professional development, including participating in MVM Education seminars and conducting independent research.

Qualifications:
  • Enjoy working with the public, meeting new people, collaborating, and being a team player.
  • Flexibility to switch among different styles of interaction (tours, general interpretation, structured programs) within a single day.
  • Ability to assess and fluidly adjust to visitors’ differing levels of comprehension, prior knowledge of the Island, and interest in specific subjects.
  • Comfortable working with audiences ranging from multi-generational family groups to single-grade field trips or Scout groups.
  • Background in teaching, public history, storytelling, and/or museum interpretation.
  • Fluency in Brazilian Portuguese will be given preference.
  • Knowledge of and interest in Martha’s Vineyard history a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least one year’s experience teaching in classrooms and/or nontraditional settings (museums/zoos/aquaria, camps, etc.)
  • Museum experience a strong plus.



How To Apply:
See mvmuseum.org for more information.
Send resume and list of references to jobs@mvmuseum.org
Apply by:
November 10, 2021
Salary:
$17,000 - $25,000
About this Organization:
The Martha’s Vineyard Museum inspires all people to discover, explore, and strengthen their connections to this Island and its diverse heritage.