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Museum Educator [Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on August 9, 1974 in job announcements |

Applications due August 25, 2014.

Our department is seeking an engaging teacher to present hands-on programs to groups of school children visiting our university museum. The 60-minute programs support exhibits about the Maya, Native Americans, the Aztec, Mexico’s Day of the Dead, and others. The ideal candidate will be an engaging teacher who will have excellent oral communication skills, an outgoing personality, strong time management skills, and a good sense of humor, as well as a commitment to working with diverse audiences. The educator will also assist with other projects, including upkeep of a file maker contacts database, program evaluation, activity and materials development if time allows. Please see https://peabody.harvard.edu/education for more details about the department’s work. Required: BA in anthropology, history, archaeology, or other cultural studies. Teaching experience with K-8 school audiences. Understanding of and commitment to student-centered learning. Helpful Qualifications: Experience in museums (i.e., internships); familiarity/experience with Adobe InDesign, File maker, and Excel; knowledge of educational technologies such as video conferencing. This position runs from late September to June, 15-17 hours per week, Monday- Friday approximately 9:30 to 12:30. Schedule can be somewhat flexible. This is an hourly position and is not eligible for benefits. Salary $12-15 an hour depending on experience. The department is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Interested individuals should send a resume with a cover letter describing teaching experience and ways you could further a diverse environment to Polly Hubbard at mhubbard@fas.harvard.edu by August 25.
Posted on: 08/05/2014

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