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Assistant Director of Education [York County Heritage Trust]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 27, 1972 in job announcements |
ASST DIR., YORK COUNTY HERITAGE TRUST

The York County Heritage Trust seeks an energetic individual for the full-time position of
Assistant Director of Education. The York County Heritage Trust inspires the exploration of the
history, people and culture of our county, state and nation. As a non-profit organization it
utilizes collections, historic sites and museums to help tell the American story.
The Assistant Director of Education serves multiple administrative and frontline activities within
the education department. Duties include planning, coordinating, implementing educational
programs and events, assisting with department management, assuming day-to-day functions at
multiple sites as needed, assisting with supervision of additional department staff, seasonal, and
volunteer staff. This position has primary responsibility for training and scheduling of
department volunteers, and serves as main point of contact for school tour scheduling and
outreach programs and related offerings. The individual must posses the ability to communicate
in a clear and helpful manner to all age groups, ability to work professionally with various public
groups, staff and volunteers.

Position Details:
Department: Education
Status: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt
Supervisor: Director of Education

Primary Duties:
· Provide tours for adults and school, and public tour groups as necessary
· Schedule school and public group tours and as main institutional contact
· Serve as primary contact for school outreach programs/offerings
· Assist with design and creation of interpretation for various sites
· Recruit, maintain, and supervise department volunteers
· Manage training and educational opportunities for department volunteers
· Assist with management and training of curatorial volunteers
· Manage/recruit department interns (across all sites)
· Handle the bookkeeping for daily admissions and shop transactions as needed
· Manage the opening and closing of various Trust sites and museums as needed
· Be aware of condition and cleanliness of grounds and facilities and take responsibility for
site inspections and the reporting of damages and collection conditions
· Assume responsibility for the care and upkeep of Education Collection
· Assist with publication writing and development for standard publications and
programmatic offerings
· Plan, design, coordinate, and implement 5-10 public programs/year
· Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
The minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, social science,
education, or related field. Previous museum or historical site experience is preferred.

Skills:
This position requires strong interpersonal and management skills combined with a team player
approach. Strong organizational skills are necessary to maintain site administration,
management and scheduling. Possess ability to work independently. Able to properly work with
teachers, staff, volunteers, senior citizens and children. The position must demonstrate creativity
relating to the development and presentation of interpretive tours, public programs, and writing
materials. Requires strong initiative and ability to work on multiple tasks, while meeting
deadlines and timing protocols.

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references by August 18, 2012 to:
Daniel Roe, Director of Education, by email droe@yorkheritage.org <mailto:droe%40yorkheritage.org> with `Assistant Director
Application’ in the subject line or by mail to 250 E. Market Street, York, PA 17403. No phone
calls please.

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