School Programs Educator: (Part Time)

The Green-Wood Cemetery

Organization Description: 
The Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as part of the Rural Cemetery Movement of the nineteenth century. Today, it remains an active cemetery as well as a vital and vibrant cultural institution, National Historic Landmark, and accredited arboretum welcoming more than 400,000 annual visitors. Green-Wood’s education department engages school audiences in exploration of the histories of some of our 570,000+ “permanent residents”; nature thriving across our 478 acres of urban green space; and the artistry of our more than 200,000 monuments and mausoleums as well as public artworks and exhibitions.

Position Description:
The Green-Wood education department teaches a variety of programs for Pre-K through 12th grade students year-round. We are a new and dynamic department just beginning to interpret Green-Wood and its mission for young people. School Programs Educators will be joining a flexible and curious team.

In response to the challenges of COVID-19, we have adjusted our programs to take place as virtual lessons in addition to continuing to offer outdoor walking or trolley-based programs. We practice stringent COVID-19 safety protocols according to the guidance of the CDC and local laws. Successful candidates for the position must be willing to teach virtual and on-site programs. Most programs we teach are on American historical and art historical themes from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries; however, we also have one program on phenology (changing seasons) for early childhood and are expanding environmental education programming in the coming years.  

School programs educators will train for and lead programs as assigned to them in a bi-weekly schedule. This is a per diem position so teaching and non-teaching work will vary week to week. School Programs Educators work under the Director of Education.

Reports to:
Director of Education

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
• Lead 45-minute to two-hour programs on American historical, art historical or nature-based themes, outdoors, in hilly terrain or virtually using curricula provided by Green-Wood
• Assist in research and development of new programs as needed.
• Perform administrative and program coordination work as needed. 
• Perform administrative and program coordination work as needed. 
• Participate in ongoing training and professional development
• Lead occasional professional development for school teachers and staff
• Assist with marketing and outreach efforts with NYC schools
• Assist with program evaluation as needed.
• Occasional weekday evening, weekend, and holiday work as needed.
• Occasional work with family programming as needed.
• Creating a welcoming, safe space for all visiting students and school staff from all backgrounds.

Candidate Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject related to American history, art history, environmental studies, museum studies, or education.  
• Experience working with school-aged children in a formal or informal learning environment.
• cultural competence to work with communities of color and immigrant communities in south Brooklyn, including predominantly Asian American and Latinx communities in Sunset Park.
• At least two days/week of availability to be assigned work between 9 am and 6 pm.
• Ability to lead walking tours in hilly terrain
• Strong background and interest in teaching diverse experiences and perspectives in American history, including but not limited to the roles, voices and movements of women; people of color; immigrants; LGBTQ+ persons; religious and other minorities. 
• Solid computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
• Interest in working for a growing, developing educational department 
• Professional maturity, reliability, good judgment, integrity, warmth, and trust

Strongly preferred:
• Ability to teach in Spanish or Mandarin 
• Familiarity with NYC Scope and Sequence, standards, and best practices for teaching American History, Art History, and/or environmental education. 
• Experience leading programs for school aged children outdoors
• Experience leading virtual programs for school aged children
• Experience teaching with monuments and/or memorials
• Demonstrated interest in building community, social justice initiatives, and/or fostering cross-institutional partnerships

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Salary or Compensation:
– Teaching ($50/hr)
– Prep/research/admin/all non-teaching work ($20/hr)

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Application Instructions:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to with the subject “School Programs Educator” or mail to Education, Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232. 

The Cemetery is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, domestic partner status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and any other basis or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.