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Educator [Hickory Hill]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 14, 1972 in job announcements |

Educator, Hickory Hill, Thomson, GA

The Watson-Brown Foundation seeks a professional to manage its history and
environmental science education programs.  The *Educator* serves as the
lead for all educational services at Hickory Hill and the Tom Watson
Birthplace and is charged with developing and overseeing all educational
programs in history and environmental science of the institution. The
Educator works with teachers, children, students, and the general public,
and devises and implements programs that relate both to special
exhibitions, to the museum¹s permanent collection, and to the Georgia
Performance Standards.  ****

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*Job Responsibilities*****

·         Provides direct educational programming to the public.****

·          Leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of all
educational programs, including but not limited to School Programs,
Outreach, and Summer Camps.****

·         Participates directly in the preparation and execution of special
programs including Teacher Workshops, Group Tours, and others.****

·         Supervises all volunteers and interns, and serves as a trainer
and mentor for any staff performing education work.****

·         Works with the historic livestock program, feeding and caring for
the chicken and peafowl flocks, and the heirloom garden program.****

·         Assists in the development and administration of the Education
Operating Budget.****

·         Participates in the recruitment, selection, and training of
interns.****

·         Performs independent research to prepare historically and
scientifically accurate programs.****

·         Properly manages the education collections and all spaces
assigned to him/her.****

·         Assists with coordinating the activities of the Junior Board
program.****

·         Performs other duties as assigned.****

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*Qualifications*****

The successful candidate will:****

·         Be a U.S. Citizen or possess a valid U.S. work visa and be
presently residing in the United States.****

·         Possess a Bachelor¹s or Master¹s degree in history, public
history, museum studies, environmental science, education, anthropology, or
other related field.****

·         Two years paid experience working as an educator, interpreter, or
historian in a museum or historic site environment.****

·         Have previous paid work experience with children.****

·         Be able to pass a background check and drug test.****

·         Be physically able to work outdoors in all weather conditions,
lead extended outdoor guided tours involving extensive walking and standing.
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·          Be able to lift up to thirty pounds without assistance.****

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*About the Organization*****

Located in Thomson, Georgia, Hickory Hill is situated on 256 wooded and
landscaped acres; the house and grounds interpret the life and political
career of Senator Thomas E. Watson, Georgia¹s foremost Populist statesman
and trial attorney.  The site is owned and operated by the Watson-Brown
Foundation, Inc.  The Watson-Brown Foundation is a Foundation dedicated to
improving education in the American South by funding its schools and
students, preserving its history, encouraging responsible scholarship, and
promoting the memory and values of its spiritual founders. The Foundation
owns and operates three historic house museums.  For more information about
Hickory Hill accesswww.hickory-hill.org.  For more information about the
Watson-Brown Foundation access www.watson-brown.org.****

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*Salary & Work Schedule*****

$28,000-$32,000 (DOE) per year plus benefits****

Full time, 40 hours per week, occasional weekends and evenings as required.*
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*How To Apply*****

Applicants should submit a packet containing the following:****

- ·         the Hickory Hill employment application available at

http://www.hickory-hill.org/news-events/news-feed/1-news/26-summer-museum-ed
ucation-internship.html

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- ·         a 2-3 page  narrative elaborating on your qualifications for
the position; this should include descriptions/samples of educational
programs developed by you.****
- ·         a resume****
- ·         a cover letter****

Submit applications to:****

Ms.  Michelle Zupan****

Curator****

Hickory Hill****

502 Hickory Hill Drive****

Thomson, GA  30824****

Email submissions are acceptable in Word or PDF format to
mzupan@hickory-hill.org****

*Deadline June 30, 2012*****

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