The Arlington Historical Society is seeking Education Assistants to help present our Education Program to local students visiting the Jason Russell House and Smith Museum for their annual field trips. The ideal candidate has museum experience, education experience, and/or art and craft-making experience. Students pursuing Museum Education, Art Education, Studio Art, Art History, History, or Museums Studies are encouraged to apply. Must have a sense of humor and enjoy working with active and boisterous third-graders.
Our Education Program will be taking place October-November 2012 and April-May 2013. We anticipate 15 classes visiting in the spring and at least 5—on Oct. 23rd (Tue), 26th (Fri), 31st (Wed), Nov. 1st (Thu), and Nov. 2nd (Fri)—in the fall. We are primarily looking for Education Assistants for the 5 fall dates. The hours are 9:00am – 12:00pm. The ideal commitment is two to three times a week (Tuesday through Friday) during the aforementioned months, but this is flexible.
This is an ideal opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students seeking hands-on museum or education experience without the commitment of a full-time internship. Tasks during the Education Program will include set-up, assisting with tours and activities (including broom-making, dried fruit stringing, and learning from our collection), and clean-up. Training on activities and the program’s structure will be provided.
The Arlington Historical Society is offering a $15 per day stipend for Assistant Educators. We are easily accessible by public transportation and free parking is available.