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Director of Education [The Lewes Historical Society]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on December 15, 1972 in job announcements |

The Lewes Historical Society seeks a dynamic, energetic and history-loving

Director of Education.  You’ll be the first to hold this position meaning

you’ll have the opportunity to help shape programming from the get-go and

will join other professional staff members in promoting the Society, its

mission and helping others understand, appreciate and learn from Lewes’s

rich heritage.

 

You’ll develop and evaluate new, original, multi-disciplinary educational

and interpretive goals, strategies and programs that highlight the rich

Society collection and meet the needs of diverse new and existing audiences

including teachers (locally and state-wide), oversee docent training and

collaborate with like-minded community organizations.  Our collections and

Lewes’s heritage allow us to draw from the arts, humanities and the sciences

to create and develop interesting educational programs which will increase

access and relevance of LHS collections and campus for school audiences

locally, and statewide.  Recruit, manage, train and mentor volunteers,

docents and interns.  Time will be spent collaborating with staff and

volunteers to ensure that tours, programs, exhibits and events work in

harmony with educational goals of the Society.

 

Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must as is a

willingness to be creative and to work as a key member of a small

organization to deepen understanding, appreciation and meaningful engagement

with LHS and Lewes’s history; of course, we expect out with different tasks

as needed.  A BA and/or MA in Museum Studies, Education or History is

required and 2-3 years of education experience in a museum setting would be

helpful.  We use Microsoft products so familiarity with Word, Excel and

PowerPoint is essential.

 

Lewes, Delaware is located at the mouth of Delaware Bay near Delaware’s

Atlantic beaches.  It is known as the First Town in the First State and is

located in lovely southern Delaware just two and half hours from Washington,

D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore.  The Society, with over 1,000 members, is

an active part of our community and hosts numerous programs and events

year-round, maintains significant collections and 12 historic properties at

four locations in Lewes.

 

Please email cover letter and resume to

info@historiclewes.org<mailto:info@historiclewes.org>, subject: Educator

Search; or mail to The Lewes Historical Society, Attn: Educator Search, 110

Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, Delaware 19958.  No phone calls please; The

Lewes Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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