Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum

Organization Description: 
Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest surviving house in Manhattan, a historic site that has witnessed the evolution of Uptown from rural countryside to a dynamic multicultural community. As one of the nation’s foremost historic houses, the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum strives to empower audiences to create relevant contemporary connections to the histories of the Mansion, its collections, the land, and its people, past and present through its diverse roster of arts and cultural programming.

Position Description:
The Morris-Jumel Mansion seeks to hire an educator to assist with the facilitation of its school, family, and after school programs, including a Cultural After-School Adventures (CASA) program with a local school. Current initiatives of the museum’s education department focus on (1) expanding narratives to be more inclusive of the site’s stories, (2) strengthening social history and science content delivered both virtually and in-person, and (3) diversifying programmatic offerings to meet the needs of the larger Washington Heights and surrounding communities. This position reports directly to the Programs Manager.

Reports to:
Programs Manager

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Provide engaging, bilingual in-person and virtual experiences which compliment classroom lessons and curriculum 
– Engage students and families in the process of inquiry and object-based learning 
– Set-up and breakdown program areas and materials 
– Develop, deliver, and evaluate programming, such as the STEAM-based curriculum for the Cultural After-School Adventures program
– Engage the museum’s community by create a welcoming, inviting, and relevant educational environment
– Participate in paid trainings and professional development activities

Preferred Requirements:
– One or more years of experience in delivering bilingual (Spanish/English) educational programs
– Interest in, knowledge, or coursework in American History, historic preservation, decorative arts, and/or other humanities-related discipline
– Knowledge or coursework in inquiry-based teaching, and science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education is strongly preferred.
– Ability to work with individuals from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds
– Team player with personable and helpful attitude; flexible
– Ability to demonstrate and communicate passion for museum’s mission and content
– Excellent classroom management and public speaking skills
– Familiarity or willingness to learn NYC curricula standards
– Bilingual proficiency (Spanish/English) strongly preferred

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Starting in Spring 2022, it is anticipated that this position will be booked for approximately four to six engagements per month at a rate of $32.50/hour, averaging about 12-20 hours per month. Ideal candidates will have availability on some weekday mornings for on-site school program delivery and one afternoon per week for on-site after school program delivery.

Salary or Compensation:
$32.50/hr, averaging about 12-20 hrs/month

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Application Info:
Send a resume/CV and cover letter expressing your interest in the position to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Morris-Jumel Mansion (MJM) is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the Museum’s workforce, programs, and activities. It is the policy of MJM to provide equal employment opportunities, to administer its personnel practices, and to maintain an environment free of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, actual or perceived physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender including gender identity or expression, military or veteran status, citizen status, or other protected status as required by applicable City, State or federal law. The Morris-Jumel Mansion is an equal opportunity employer and as such provides equal opportunity to all contractors, employees, and applicants without unlawful discrimination and bases all employment-related decisions solely on relevant criteria such as training, experience, and suitability.

Diversity and Inclusion
Morris-Jumel Mansion reflects the values of, and is a microcosm of, the communities it serves. Each representative of the organization will work individually and collectively to keep the promise of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. The museum’s team encourages and celebrates differing opinions, strives for agreement on broad issues as a foundation for building consensus, and works together in the interests of the organization as a whole.