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Director of Education and Interpretation [The Hermitage]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 22, 1974 in job announcements |

Applications due July 11, 2014.

The Hermitage / Director of Education and Interpretation

13 Jun 2014 11:29 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)
The Hermitage, National Historic Landmark home of President Andrew Jackson seeks Director of Education and Interpretation to develop, promote, and oversee on-site and outreach educational programs for children and youth as well as supervise the overall interpretive program on-site. The Director of Education and Interpretation works with other Hermitage departments such as Guest Services and Public Programs to ensure that every Hermitage guest has a rewarding experience.

Responsibilities include: Developing and delivering educational programs; oversight of recruitment, training, and supervision of department staff ; developing partnerships and curriculum with area educational institutions; working with the Lead Interpreter to develop and carry out interpretive programs; writing and administering funding proposals and grants; preparing and monitoring budgets

Requirements: BA preferred with major in museum studies, history, education or appropriate discipline; minimum two years. Two years experience leading a museum/historic site education department and a commitment to working with diverse audiences as well as ability to perform moderate physical work in a variety of weather conditions.

The position is full-time, permanent, with full benefits, including vacation, sick leave, medical/disability, and a 401K retirement savings plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.

All candidates must complete a Hermitage standard employment application found here: (http://www.thehermitage.com/about/employment-opportunities)

Send cover letter, resume, application, and three references to: Personnel, The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076 or personnel@thehermitage.com. EOE.

Applications accepted through July 11, 2014.

The Director of Education and Interpretation is a member of the Museum Services team charged with implementing interpretive programs and a quality visitor experience for this 1120-acre historic site that includes two mansions, other historic buildings, archaeological sites, visitor center, and historic landscapes. The Hermitage is operated by the Ladies’ Hermitage Association a private non‐profit 501(c) 3 organization.

The mission of the Ladies’ Hermitage Association is to preserve the home of Andrew Jackson, to create learning opportunities, and to inspire citizenship through experiencing the life and unique impact of Andrew Jackson.

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