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Museum Educator, Jewish School and Family Programs [National Museum of American Jewish History]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 30, 1972 in job announcements |

EDUCATOR WITH JEWISH SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES PROGRAM, NMAJH

The National Museum of American Jewish History’s mission is to present

educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore and

celebrate the history of Jews in America. Our purpose is to connect Jews

more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people of all
backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American
Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.

The Museum Educator, Jewish School and Family Programs, is a new
position in a young and rapidly growing department. Its major focus will
be on the development and implementation of creative, unique, engaging
and academically-sound programs for Jewish visitors, particularly Jewish
schools.

Responsibilities Include:

Create on-site, as well as pre- and post-visit, activities for classes
from Jewish Day Schools, congregational and supplementary Schools. Train
docents to implement these activities. Observe school visits and lead
evaluations to hone the curricula and docent performances.

Conduct training workshops for teachers from Jewish schools.

Assist in outreach to Jewish schools to increase number and quality of
class visits.

Create gallery activities and workshops for families, targeted to Jewish
holidays.

Assist in planning and implementation of adult courses.

Assist in planning of long-distance learning via web applications and
other media.

Experience:

MA in Education, Jewish studies, Art History, Museum Studies or a
related field.
5+ years in Museum Education or comparable experience creating
object-based curriculum.
Experience creating and leading educational activities for students K-12
a must; experience with adult and senior education a plus. Informal
education experience also a plus.
Knowledge of Judaism and Jewish history
Knowledge of greater Philadelphia Jewish day school community preferred.
Reading knowledge of Hebrew.
Command of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

Command of desk-publishing software a plus.

Personal Qualifications:

Commitment to mission of the National Museum of American Jewish History.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills

Excellent people skills, able to work with and motivate volunteers and
visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

Able to work well alone and as a team member.

Well organized.
Good sense of humor.
Flexibility to work some nights and weekends.

Salary commensurate with experience plus generous benefits.

For information on the Museum, visit www.nmajh.org

Interested candidates, apply now!

To respond to this great opportunity, please submit an application
through Insperity at:
https://insperity.ats.hrsmart.com/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=70627
No calls to the Museum directly, please.
EOE
Education Level: Master’s Degree Minimum

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