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Museum Educator/Tour Coordinator [Forbes House Museum]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 21, 1972 in job announcements |

Museum Educator/ Tour Coordinator
Forbes House Museum, Milton, MA

The Forbes House Museum, Milton, MA, seeks a part-time Museum Educator/ Tour
Coordinator for its fast growing museum guide and group tour programs.
Responsibilities include designing interpretive experiences for school and
community groups, researching potential new audiences, recruiting and
training new museum guides, maintaining tour schedule,tracking visitor
attendance and demographics, and implementing tours.

Applicants must enjoy working with the public and have excellent
communication, interpersonal and organization skills. She/He should
enjoy working collaboratively with a small staff. Applicant must have
experience teaching in a classroom or museum setting and have
proficiency working with the public, including youth and family groups. The
position offers 12-15 hours per week with flexible hours; the applicant must
be available to work some weekends and evenings. The position is an
excellent opportunity for a creative, highly-motivated individual interested
in expanding the scope and value of the museum¹s tour program.

Qualifications: a B.A. in public history, education, museum education and/or
arts education is required; graduate students with experience in these
fields are welcome to apply. Strong computer and social media skills are a
must.

To apply: send resume and cover letter by e-mail to Robin M. Tagliaferri,
Executive Director, at r.tagliaferri@forbeshousemuseum.org.

About the Forbes House Museum:

The Forbes House Museum, built in 1833, is a historic Greek revival mansion,
built for Margaret Perkins Forbes (1773­ 1856) by her sons, Captain Robert
Bennet Forbes (1804­ 1889), and John Murray Forbes (1813­ 1898). Captain
Forbes was an American China trade merchant, designer, writer and
philanthropist of international stature. Throughout the 19th century, the
Captain and his family were leaders in U. S. trade in Canton, establishing
the Boston-based Russell & Company. The Museum collection includes Chinese
export porcelain and silver, and American, European and Chinese paintings
and furniture. Mary Bowditch Forbes (1878­ 1962), granddaughter of the
Captain, collected President Lincoln memorabilia, and built a replica of
Lincoln¹s log cabin on the grounds of the estate. The Forbes House Museum is
located on Milton Hill, overlooking Boston city skyline, Neponset River
Marshes and Boston
Harbor. Tours of the Museum are available on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
at 1 and 3pm.

For more information about the Museum¹s programs, group tours and special
events, call our office at 617.696.1815 or e-mail us at
info@forbeshousemuseum.org. Visit our website at www.forbeshousemuseum.org.
Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/forbeshousemuseum.

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