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Youth Programs Manager [Ford’s Theatre Society]

Ford’s Theatre Society seeks a dynamic Youth Programs Manager to
establish and expand programs that use oratory to engage young people
and teachers with history, performance and leadership. The Youth
Programs Manager will be an integral part of the education department in
a growing historic site / theatre complex.  Responsibilities include:
managing curriculum and relationships with teachers in Washington and
across the country; recruiting and training teaching artists / museum
educators; managing program content and timelines for student and
teacher initiatives; managing youth programs expenses and income; and
maintaining and strengthening the programs’ presence in the history
and leadership education communities.  The ideal candidate will have
administrative and teaching experience, excellent written and
communication skills, enthusiasm for social media and distance learning
platforms; and experience with Microsoft Office.  The position begins in
mid-February 2011.  Full job description is below / attached.  Please
send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Teri McDonald at

The Youth Programs Manager (FT) oversees youth programs, including
long-term in-school and after-school programs. The Youth Programs
Manager’s primary responsibilities are launching and managing the
Oratory Fellows program and National Oratory Competition; recruitment,
training and management of Youth Programs teaching artists; and
management of curriculum for Youth Programs.  Specific responsibilities
include, but are not limited to:

●       Cultivating and managing relationships with teachers and schools involved in Oratory Fellows and National Oratory Competition programs.
● Recruiting, training and managing Youth Programs teaching artists.
● Creating and documenting curriculum plans for Youth Programs.
● Establishing distance learning training and support programs for Oratory Fellows.
● Observing and assessing teaching artist classroom experiences and youth programs in action.
● Developing summer youth programs based on current models.
● Overseeing all programmatic elements of Youth Programs performances, in coordination with the Education Programs Manager, including appropriate coordination with production, communications and development offices.
● Working with Distance Learning Coordinator to develop appropriate technological tools for recruiting and processing National Oratorical Competition submissions and Oratory Fellows communications.
● Creating and adhering to a timeline for implementation of the National Oratory Competition.
● Developing and implementing evaluation tools for measuring program efficacy.
● Planning and maintaining effective lines of communication with any and all outside evaluators and consultants.
● Building and maintaining relationships with local and national groups relevant to Youth Programs work.
● Overseeing design and distribution of appropriate Youth Programs outreach materials.
● Managing Youth Programs and Oratory Programs budgets, including income and expenditures.
● Other duties, as assigned

● Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree in Education preferred
● Substantial classroom experience required (though it need not be full time teaching experience)
● Superior written and verbal communications skills
● Commitment to creating youth development programs and teaching and learning opportunities of the highest caliber
● Experience with Word and Excel programs
● Understanding of the school environment and politics

The Youth Programs Manager reports to the Director of Education.  This
is an exempt position.

Sarah Jencks
Director of Education Programming
Ford’s Theatre Society
514 Tenth Street, NW (Mail Address)
918 F Street, NW (Delivery and Meeting Address)
Washington, DC  20004
O 202-638-0896
M 202-841-5513

Manager of School and Farm Museums [Farmers Museum]

Manager of School and Farm Programs

Purpose of Job: Manager of School and Farm Programs works to create and
manage a program of agriculturally based interpretive activities that will drive the content and character of school and family programs at The Farmers’ Museum. The position brings new life to interpretive offerings throughout the grounds of the museum and reflects the expansion of the institution’s desire to interpret farming and its importance over time.

Job Responsibilities:
● Work as a key team member of the education staff to deliver on-site programs to school groups.
● Reinvigorate school programs through the creation of programming that
reflects the institution’s move towards more science-based programming.
● Develop family programming for special events that engage audiences with
hands-on agricultural interpretive experience that demonstrates the crucial
nature of farming, and incorporates the ideas of change over time.
● Coordinate Fenimore Art Museum school groups and onsite school activities.
● Develop a working relationship with local schools to provide a program of
regular outreach, and collaborate on at least two off-site projects a year.
● Oversee the implementation of Head Start Outreach in the winter months.
● Prepare and manage program area budgets.
● Work with Volunteer Coordinator to develop a vibrant volunteer program.
● Create up-to-date reports focusing on attendance trends, visitor comments and needs, and proposing actions where needed.
● Maintain high standards of professionalism and conduct oneself in a manner
which shall at all times enhance the prestige and credibility of the organizations.
● Supervise museum teacher staff and volunteers.
● Other duties as needed or assigned

● The candidate will possess a strong content knowledge in the
science and history behind agriculture, and be adept at developing visitor
experiences that reflect this.

● An understanding of emerging social and economic trends related to food production and consumption.
● Bachelors degree required, masters preferred
● Strong working knowledge of technology for productivity and production
● Have an open and collaborative management style
● Demonstrate a success in outreach and program growth
● Strong written and verbal communication skills
● Have a demonstrated understanding of museum audiences and their needs, including K-12 audiences and general visitors.
● Dedicated to the field of museum and agricultural education with demonstrated experience of leading formal and informal educational activities.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and contact information for three
references to Human Resources at The Farmers’ Museum or email d.buddle[at]nysha[dot]org.

Interested parties are encouraged to download the application form<>and mail it to Human Resources:

The Farmers’ Museum
PO Box 30
Cooperstown NY 13326

The New York State Historical Association and The Farmers’ Museum are
private, non-profit institutions with an art museum, living history museum,
research library, special exhibitions, publications, and statewide education programs.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The New York State Historical Association and The Farmers’ Museum are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Education Coordinator [New York Hall of Science]

Education Coordinator

The Education Coordinator reports to the Directors of Formal and Informal Teaching and Learning (FITL).

Full Time, 35 hours per week, Tuesday – Saturday, with flexible weekend and evening work Salary – high-30K range (commensurate with experience) plus full benefits (health, dental, eye, 401K)

Responsibilities include:
● Develop, coordinate, or teach a mix of education workshops, large/small-scale public programs, trainings, sleepovers, and hands-on experiences for families, students and teachers.
● Coordinate and oversee all logistics and details of programs.
● Communicate with other NYSCI departments – including Operations, Public Relations, Visitor Services, and Explainer Leadership Team – about program
● Present developmentally appropriate and engaging STEM content through a variety of programs and projects.
● Document and evaluate programs on an ongoing basis.

1. Well-developed communication, organization, and problem-solving skills;
2. Motivation to communicate science using dynamic and interactive modes;
3. Education or special event programming background, experience with informal education, experience with families, or experience working in a science and technology center is preferred;
4. B.A. Degree

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Alice Stevenson,
Education Manager, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368. astevenson[at]nysci[dot]org EOE

Site Manager for Rose Hill Mansion [Geneva Historical Society]

Site Manager for Rose Hill Mansion
Geneva Historical Society. Geneva, NY.

The Geneva Historical Society seeks a Site Manager for Rose Hill Mansion and the Johnston House/Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Site Manager plans and oversees the maintenance, repair and restoration of the Rose Hill and Johnston House structures and grounds. The Site Manager is also responsible for the development of programming for adult and family audiences at Rose Hill Mansion and the Johnston House, with a particular emphasis on regular and special theme-based tours of the houses. He/she is responsible for the
training, scheduling and supervising of historic interpreters (paid and volunteer) and managing the day-to-day operation of the Visitors’ Center, as well as conducting tours her/himself. With the assistance of the Director of Education and Public Information, the Site Manager also manages marketing and communications related to Rose Hill and the Johnston House. The Site Manager will be provided with a large, on-site apartment as part of the position’s compensation.

Rose Hill Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1839 and is a masterpiece of Greek Revival architecture. The interpretation of the property focuses on the Swan Family, who owned the house and farm from 1850-1892. Robert Swan, who operated a model and award-winning
farm at Rose Hill, was the student and son-in-law of John Johnston, the first person in the United States to implement a system of agricultural tile drainage. The Johnston family’s house, built in 1821, is also a property of the Geneva Historical Society. It is operated as a historic house museum; also exhibited at the Johnston House property is the Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum, a collection of drain tiles from ancient times to the present.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of professional museum experience. An aptitude for managing historic structures required; experience with managing building needs preferred. He/she must have the ability to work well with a variety of individuals and audiences, and must have the organizational skills necessary to manage a variety of responsibilities. A strong desire to serve the public and a commitment to professional collaboration are needed.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

Dr. Kenneth Shefsiek
Executive Director
Geneva Historical Society
543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Deadline for application will be January 26, 2011.

Digital Archive Fellow [Rhizome at the New Museum]

RHIZOME Digital Archive Fellow (part-time, unpaid)

Rhizome is a leading arts organization dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, our website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices. Our programs include commissioning, editorial initiatives, exhibitions, and preservation. Rhizome is an affiliate of the New Museum of Contemporary Art. For more information about Rhizome, visit:

Rhizome seeks a highly organized, responsible and experienced candidate to work closely with the Collections Manager with all tasks concerning management of our new digital art archive. Responsibilities include assisting with the transition of artworks to the archive, inspecting and expanding records, help in the development and implementation of preservation policies, handling correspondence with artists, members and the press.

This opportunity is open to emerging professionals, recent graduates and those currently enrolled in graduate level degree programs in archival administration, museum studies or library science. The Fellow must be based in New York and must be able to commit to 16 hours of work per week, for 6 months, beginning in Spring 2011. This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged.

Qualifications: The Digital Archive Fellow must have strong analytical, writing and communication skills. Education beyond the undergraduate level is required. Background or experience with digital archives and collections is a plus. Those with a keen interest in contemporary art and new media art will be given the highest priority. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and Photoshop skills are preferred.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume or CV and references to Zoë Salditch, zoe.salditch [at] rhizome [dot] org. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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