Museum Studies at Tufts University

Exploring ideas and engaging in conversation

Museum Educator [Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum]

*Museum Educator, Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum*****

*Job Posting*****


The part time educator is responsible for developing, delivering, and
evaluating high-quality educational programs to schools, families, and
adult groups according to the highest standard of the museum¹s potential.
This position offers a unique opportunity to practice a wide range of
skills, lead innovative, multidisciplinary activities, engage in
collaborative projects, and connect people of all ages and cultural
backgrounds with the museum¹s collection. Educator is instrumental in
strengthening visitors¹ awareness and appreciation of Long Island¹s
maritime history, whaling, conservation, ocean life sciences, and people¹s
connection to the sea¹s resources. This is a part time, hourly, non-exempt
position under the supervision of the Program Director. We especially need
assistance Tuesdays and Thursday mornings, with occasional evening,
overnight, and weekend work. Work during school break weeks required.****


Degree in education, plus appropriate certification; Master¹s preferred****

At least 2 years¹ experience teaching in classroom and informal museum
settings; demonstrated skill in creating age-appropriate materials for many
learning styles****

Knowledge of hands-on, inquiry-based, constructivist learning theories and

Knowledge of Long Island¹s maritime history/whale biology, or willingness
to learn****

Creative, motivated, and enthusiastic; excellent public presentation skills*

Reliable and punctual; able to multi-task and manage time effectively****

Able to work independently or part of a close team****

Willingness to travel to offsite locations with personal car, as needed****

Excellent verbal and writing skills; strong organizational skills****

Moderate lifting (approx 25 pounds)****

Computer proficient (Microsoft Office and Outlook; knowledge of Microsoft
Publisher or other design programs desired)****

** **


1. Works with the Program Director in the creation, development, planning,
marketing, booking, and evaluation of****

a. School programs during weekday mornings****

b. Family and children¹s programs during select legal holidays, school
breaks, and summer****

c. Birthday parties as needed during the weekend****

d. Offsite outreach programs, either at libraries or schools****

e. Other education programs and initiatives either on or off-site,
including scout programs and sleepovers****

2. Furthering knowledge in the best practices of museum education, which

a. Furthering efforts for collaborative programs and fully utilizing our

b. Participating in at least 4 professional development opportunities a year

c. Documenting professional goals****

d. Participating in an annual evaluation****

3. Works with the curator and other staff in interpreting the museum¹s
collections and assistance in developing the museum¹s yearly changing

4. Assistance with daily operations in the museum, including appropriate
maintenance, light housekeeping, and overseeing volunteers/interns/front
desk interpreters****

5. Undertakes or assists with special projects at the request of the
Executive Director of Program Director****

** **

*Interested applicants should send a coverletter detailing specific
interest, a resume, and two diverse lesson plans or projects ASAP to Nomi
Dayan, Program Director Emails only; no
phone calls please.*****

*Posted Feb 15, 2012*****


  1. Someone told me this position was needed now in 2017. Correct?

  2. Hi Donna,

    We have not received any information from this organization regarding this position being needed in 2017, so your best bet is to contact them directly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Spam prevention powered by Akismet

Switch to our mobile site