We’re looking for a thorough, very creative, and enthusiastic Assistant Director of Education for the York County Heritage Trust’s array of programs in our museums. This search is extended as many candidates are directly out of school without solid experience. We’re hoping to find someone who understands audience needs, can strengthen school relationships and attract new volunteers. The position description is attached. Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references by January 4, 2013 to:
Daniel Roe, Director of Education, by email firstname.lastname@example.org with `Assistant Director Application’ in the subject line or by mail to 250 E. Market Street, York, PA 17403. No phone calls please.
Thank you for your assistance!
Joan J. Mummert
President & CEO
York County Heritage Trust
250 E. Market Street
York, PA 17350
York County Heritage Trust
Position: Assistant Director of Education
Status: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt
Supervisor: Director of Education
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.
- 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
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.
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.