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Education Coordinator/Oneida Community Mansion House

  • May 06, 2019 5:17 PM
    Message # 7325762

    POSITION:               Education Coordinator

    CATEGORY:            Full time with benefits 


      CONTEXT:  The 93,000 square foot Mansion House is a National Historic Landmark owned and operated by Oneida Community Mansion House (OCMH).  OCMH is a non-profit educational organization chartered in 1987 by the New York State Board of Regents.  The 250 acre site includes a museum, an inn, apartments, banquet and meeting space, historic gardens, nature trails, the country's first corporate golf course and the Oneida Community Cemetery. 


      PURPOSE:  The position of Education Coordinator is central to our mission to develop and use our collections and property for educational and interpretive programs, tours, and special events that engage audiences of all ages in the examination of the societal impact and legacy of the Oneida Community.


      RELATIONSHIPS:  The Education Coordinator reports to the Executive Director, works in close collaboration with the Curator of Collections and with various committees of the Board of Trustees, and oversees and supervises Mansion House Docents.  This individual has extensive contact with other staff, residents, volunteers, and the public.


      JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Education Coordinator is responsible for maintaining, developing and promoting a variety of public and educational programs for adults, families, and children. A member of an administrative staff team, the Education Coordinator has the opportunity to work on a diverse array of projects and activities.



       1.   Develop educational programming to support the Mansion House as a cultural treasure in this region: 

      ·     Expand on-site and outreach programs for diverse audiences by partnerships with regional institutions and businesses.

      ·     Develop a schedule of public lectures, programs, and discussions. 

      ·     Develop and maintain relationships with colleges and universities in the area to provide presentations and tours for student groups.

      ·     Build on and expand programming and engagement, including distance learning, for elementary to high school programs.

      2.   Oversee volunteers and materials related to visitor experiences within the education program: 

       ·     Provide background for specialized tours and presentations. 

      ·     Recruit and train new docents to give tours and presentations. 

      ·     Provide ongoing education to docents through meetings and discussions of new research about the Mansion House. 

      ·     Prepare and update tour materials, brochures, and maps.

      ·     Develop and supervise audio narration and self-guided tours.

      ·     Recruit and train college summer interns.


      3.   Work with the administrative staff to promote and sustain the educational mission of the Mansion House: 

      ·     Collaborate with the Curator of Collections.

      ·     Promote programs and engage audiences with diverse tools such as print and digital marketing.

      ·     Develop evaluation strategies that ensure all programs, including tours and presentations, achieve educational goals and visitor satisfaction.  

      ·     Assist in the development of grant proposals.

      ·     Keep abreast of best practices in museums and historic houses.

      ·     Work with appropriate committees within the organization.

      ·     Other duties as assigned by the Director.



      ·     B.A. in history, humanities, or related field; Master’s degree is preferred.

      ·     Experience in educational and/or museum programs.

      ·     Facility in developing and organizing events for diverse audiences.

      ·     Evidence of creative thinking, innovative planning, and ability to follow through.

      ·     Excellent written, verbal communication, and social skills.

      ·     Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

      ·     Ability to supervise and work with volunteers.

      ·     Understanding of best practices in museum education.

      ·     Ability to implement and/or learn social media and PR skills

      ·     Flexibility about evening and weekend work.


    Contact:        Christine O’Neil, Executive Director

                            Oneida Community Mansion House

                            170 Kenwood Avenue

                            Oneida, New York 13421



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