Washburn-Norlands Living History Center seeks Education and Program Coordinator

29 May 2012 9:34 AM | Anonymous member

The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore seeks a dynamic and creative history educator for the position of Education and Program Coordinator.  Working with the Director of Interpretation and Training and reporting to the Executive Director, the Education Coordinator is primarily responsible for planning, marketing, and implementing a variety of living history educational programming.  Programs includes Journey into History school programs, Meal, Laugh & Learn programs, live-in experiences, first-person living history tours, site tours, educational workshops, and special events.  The Education Coordinator facilitates scheduling of programs and tours,  provides living history and site tours for the general public and delivers school programs, maintains costume inventory and period clothing loans, coordinates the marketing and promotion of all educational services and volunteer opportunities to appropriate audiences, and actively recruits interpreters and program volunteers.  In addition, s/he assists with planning all special events and workshops.

The candidate will have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in education, history, or similar field with five years progressive responsibilities with museum education/interpretation.  Skilled in general educational programs for all ages, the ideal candidate is familiar with living history education and interpretation methods and with Maine history and rural life in America.

 Demonstrated success with recruiting, motivating and working effectively with volunteers and managing diverse groups of all ages, a plus.

This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week, 48 weeks per year, with a flexible schedule based on program needs. Tuesdays and Thursdays required throughout the summer.  Some weekends and evenings. Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Education Coordinator Search, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center,

290 Norlands Road, Livermore, ME 04253 or email PDF documents to norlands@norlands.org.  Preference given to applications received by June 1.

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