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.
The Morris-Jumel Mansion seeks to hire an educator to assist with the facilitation of its school, family, and after-school programs. 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 School Programs Manager.
School 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 history, arts, and STEAM-based curriculum
– Engage the museum’s community by create a welcoming, inviting, and relevant educational environment
– Participate in paid trainings and professional development activities
– 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
Starting in Fall 2022, it is anticipated that this position will be booked for approximately six to eight engagements per month. Ideal candidates will have availability on some weekday mornings for on-site school program delivery and in the spring one to two afternoons per week for on-site after-school program delivery.
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