Manager of School & Interpretive Programs
The Maine Historical Society (MHS) seeks an innovative and energetic manager to provide leadership in the development of K-16 programs and interpretive strategies that promote engagement with Maine history. We are seeking a rising professional with vision, a keen interest in the future direction of museum education, and a desire to help define and build our 21st century museum program.
The Manager of School & Interpretive Programs is responsible for the development and implementation of curriculum and interpretive strategies that utilize MHS collections, exhibits, and historical resources across Maine to help students, families, and members of the public develop knowledge, skills, and connections with their communities. Specific responsibilities include development and implementation of on- and off-site school and family programs; interpretation of museum exhibits and the Wadsworth-Longfellow House; training guides and docents; developing programs and resources that nurture dynamic school participation in and use of our nationally-recognized Maine Memory Network; and building and maintaining relationships with Maine teachers, schools, and community partners through outreach, collaboration, special projects, and social media.
The Manager of School & Interpretive Programs will play a key role in the continued growth and evolution of a progressive statewide cultural organization known for its innovation and leadership. This position provides the opportunity to grow professionally and to be a major contributor to a collaborative team that includes staff, trustees, volunteers, supporters, and community members in one of the country's most beautiful, vibrant, and up-and-coming cities.
Minimum qualifications: Masters degree in history, education, or museum studies; two years teaching experience in museum and classroom settings; knowledge of museum and K-12 programs, practices, and standards. Strong leadership and management skills.
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Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to: Manager of School & Interpretive Programs Search, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101. EOE. Electronic submissions are encouraged and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Rolling review; closing date: November 21, 2013. No phone calls accepted.