Museum Teacher

Title: Museum Teacher

Reports to: Youth Audiences Manager/Adult Audiences Manager

Employment Status: Overtime eligible (Non-Exempt)

Work Schedule: No set schedule or commitment.  Total number of scheduled hours varies based on need.  Employee’s schedule may encompass weekdays, Saturdays and some Sundays. Evening hours maybe required.

Primary Functions: This position supports the implementation of Hillwood’s public programs through delivery of pre-set curriculum and facilitating visitor participation.

 

Key Job Elements:

  • Facilitate activities at public programs, including art projects and other hands-on activities.  
  • Lead guided tours and art workshops for Girl Scouts, school groups, and other youth groups.
  • Support program presenters at adult programs, family programs, and festivals. 
  • Prepare program materials, including setup and cleanup for public programs.
  • Assist with occasional off-site programs, such as family art activities at community events.
  • Support other Interpretation departments if needed, at the discretion of the Adult and Youth Audiences Managers.

 Knowledge:

  •  A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  •  Studies in museum education are a plus. 

 Skills:

  • A dynamic and engaging teaching presence.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience teaching children and/or families in a structured setting.
  • Computer access skills are essential.

 Abilities: 

  • A dynamic and engaging teaching presence.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience teaching children and/or families in a structured setting.
  • Computer access skills are essential.
  • Work well with a diverse group of colleagues and an international clientele.
  • Enthusiasm for working with the public.
  • Detail orientation

 

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual who with or without reasonable accommodation can perform the essential functions of the position.    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, stand for extended periods of time, ascend/descend stairs, move about their work area, between buildings, and the campus grounds, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.   The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds unassisted.

 

Notice:   The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

 

We are a progressive, equal opportunity employer and all candidates are encouraged to apply.   So, come work “Where Fabulous Lives!”   For prompt consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to:  employment@hillwoodmuseum.org noting “Museum Teacher” in the subject line. 

 

In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:

 

  1. Why do you want to work at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens?
  2. How do you meet the position’s qualifications?
  3. What days of the week, and what hours on those days, are you available to work?