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Youth Programs Coordinator

  • January 27, 2020 4:30 PM
    Message # 8696182

    The Thomas Cole National Historic site is now seeking a full-time Youth Programs Coordinator. They will be a key member of the museum staff and will work across the Education department to build sustainable relationships with schools, and youth audiences. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in museum programming, and be comfortable multi-tasking while maintaining attention to detail and quality. The position requires strong problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills. This is a full time, Monday through Friday position. In addition, special projects/events may take place on weekends. Reports to both Manager of Visitor Engagement + Director of External Relations.

    RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

    ·         Oversee multi-year project to create online experience for youth audiences

    ·         Design educational experiences for school groups – groups that visit the Site, and off-site visits to schools

    ·         Design educational experience for youth audiences

    ·         Conduct research using primary sources and archival collections to create content for lesson plans, online experiences, programming, etc.

    ·         Teach lesson plans/activities to students, both during on-site visits and by making trips to school classrooms

    ·         Nurture newly formed relationships with schools and other youth organizations and develop new ones.

    ·         Explore new ways to connect with schools and youth audiences, such as leading certified professional development sessions, and creating a youth council.

    ·         Regularly meet with teachers and administrators to discuss broadly and in detail, best ways to become more involved in local schools

    ·         Maintain the Education tab on the TCNHS website

    ·         Create new programs and interpretive elements for children and families visiting the Site

    ·         Stay up to date on current theories of childhood education and museum interpretation

    ·         Lead group tours around the Site that consist primarily of children or students

    ·         Become a trained educator and provide support within touring operations, approximately two days per week, with the potential for more during busy weeks

    ·         Seek and secure repeat yearly funding for school buses

    ·         Create and maintain a record system that summarizes relationship with schools/educators.

    ·         Periodically train other site educators about how best to engage younger students, and how to lead lesson plans in classrooms and on site

    ·         Work with the Director of External Relations to make updates to the website, assist with social media and email blasts, and draft grant narrative reports

    Application Instructions
    In PDF form, please submit (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter explaining why you are qualified and interested in the position, and (3) contact information for at least three professional references via e-mail to employment@thomascole.org. The position is open until filled.


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