Education Programs Manager
Part-Time, Non-Exempt Position at Rokeby Museum
Rokeby Museum is seeking a part-time Museum Education Programs Manager to facilitate programs utilizing the Museum’s collections and exhibits. The Education Programs Manager will design, develop, implement, promote, and evaluate education programs that meet the mission of Rokeby Museum. This position will work with the Museum Director to deliver educational programs year-round and develop creative engagement activities.
- Establishing and maintaining educational programs for the Museum, including but not limited to:
- Build and maintain relationships with regional school districts/educators/home school programs to deliver yearly
- Deliver Pre K–12 grade class field trips to the Museum, in class learning via trunk programs and/or virtual learning
- programs and professional development workshops for teachers
- Evaluate, review, and revise education programs to maintain alignment with current education standards and curriculum
- Develop new school programs from the Museum’s collection and in conjunction with the seasonal exhibit
- Develop and deliver history summer camp programs that tie into Rokeby’s mission
- Work with the education intern to deliver summer education programming
- Work with the Director to update the site tour script and deliver education trainings to tour guides
- Attend Museum Events as required
- Assist Museum Director with coordinating and delivering Museum programs
- Performing related duties and responsibilities as required
Knowledge & Experience
- Experience with education program development and management
- Experience with volunteer and intern management
- Experience teaching young people in a classroom, camp, or professional learning environment
- Experience working with diverse audiences
- Knowledge and understanding of Rokeby Museum’s history
- Able to research, understand and interpret history
A Bachelor’s degree is required. A degree in education, history, museum studies/public history, art and/or environmental science is preferred.
Skills & Other Characteristics
- One to three years of experience in education or a museum education setting
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organization skills
- Comfortable speaking to large groups and diverse audiences
- Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work well with others in a team setting
- Flexible and able to handle unexpected situations
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing or sitting for extended periods: moderate lifting such as setting up tables and chairs for programs may be necessary. The position involves working both indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. The working hours will vary depending on need and will require weekend and evening work.
Licenses & Certification
- Possession of a valid Vermont Driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record and current insurance
- Before starting, the individual hired must obtain a Federal background check
Hours & Compensation
15 (flex) Hours a week, $16/hour, paid every two weeks.
After one-year, hours and pay will be re-evaluated based on the position’s ability to generate new audiences and increase funding via educational programming.
Please send a cover letter and resume as 1 PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject header please type your [Your Last Name] — Museum Educator
Applications accepted until March 8, 2021. You will be contacted after this date. No telephone calls for position inquiries, please.
About Rokeby Museum
Rokeby Museum has achieved honor and recognition far beyond the scope of its size. A fully documented Underground Railroad site, Rokeby is a National Historic Landmark located in Ferrisburgh, Vermont. The 18th century historic house, with its later additions, is furnished with nearly 200 years of domestic belongings. Together with its nationally significant archive of over 15,000 family letters, the museum provides an intimate glimpse into the remarkable Robinson family of agriculturists, abolitionists, artists, and authors. The 90- acre site includes nine historic farm buildings and cultural heritage walking trails. The modern Education Center, offers an award-winning permanent Underground Railroad exhibition, a gallery for changing exhibitions, collections storage, and offices.