Museum Outreach Educator - Full Time

National Liberty Museum

The National Liberty Museum’s signature educational outreach initiative, the Young Heroes Outreach Program (YHOP) is a yearlong educational initiative for middle-school students that empower them in the areas of leadership, civic engagement, positive character development, and critical thinking through inquiry and project-based learning. Students complete our original curriculum and engage in school & community action projects that foster long-lasting social change.

We are seeking a full-time Outreach Educator who will primarily be responsible for implementing and evaluating all program components while coordinating and facilitating the program in 6 or more Philadelphia and regional schools.

 

Position reports to Director of Education & Outreach.

 

Hours

Full-time 40 hours per week. Monday–Friday, 9am-5pm.

Occasional weekends and some evenings throughout the year.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist Outreach staff in the continued development and implementation of Young Heroes Outreach Program curriculum and educational materials.
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of YHOP teacher professional development initiatives.
  • Assist in the daily facilitation of YHOP administration duties including correspondence with schools, school application process, field trips, meetings with teachers, and follow-up evaluations.
  • Develop regular progress reports on school outcomes and evaluations.
  • Conduct safe travel with outreach vehicle to all participating YHOP schools in Philadelphia and region.
  • Conduct all YHOP school visits including classroom programming to all participating schools.
  • Support participating teachers with development and facilitation of all Young Heroes Clubs and Club activities & projects.
  • Assist Outreach staff with the development and facilitation of the Young Heroes Club year-end program to include all YHOP students, parents, school administrators and VIPS.
  • Lead occasional weekday Museum tours for all school, community, adult, and camp groups including 90 to 120-minute guided tours and specialized workshops.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Education or related field required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or 3 years informal teaching in an educational setting.
  • Teaching Certification preferred.
  • Familiarity with PA state standards, Scope and Sequence and the Common Core a must.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of the School District of Philadelphia a plus.
  • Have a basic understanding of civics & character-oriented youth development practice.
  • Ability to lead discussions and deliver curriculum through a developmentally appropriate, bias-free framework
  • The proven ability to focus and thrive in a fast-paced environment and handle challenges with poise.
  • The proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness to work independently when necessary.
  • Ability to meet time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
  • Meet standards for licensing requirements (finger-printing, child abuse clearance, etc.)
  • Valid driver's license required.

 

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment, physical demands and characteristics are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Physical Demands: Requires some physical activity including sitting/standing, limited lifting and carrying (up to 20 lbs.), up/down stairs, and local travel to participating YHOP schools

Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an indoor environment, either in museum or school setting

Equipment: General office equipment, projector, SmartBoard, two-way radio

 

The National Liberty Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse workforce. The NLM provides an excellent compensation package including medical, dental, life & long-term and short-term disability insurance, a voluntary 401(k) program with employer match, paid time off, and an employee assistance plan for transit and dependent care.

 

We are now interviewing and will continue to do so until we find the ideal candidate. Interested applicants are asked to please forward your 1) resume, and 2) cover letter for immediate consideration. We regret we may not be able to respond to all applications. No phone calls, please.

Education Level: 
Bachelor's
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