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Head of Education [Connecticut’s Old State House]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on August 25, 1974 in job announcements |

CT’s Old State House seeks an energetic, innovative and experienced Head of Education to join a museum education team that works in a fluid, collaborative environment to strengthen Connecticut’s connection to place through history, civics, citizenship and government. One of the state’s most iconic buildings, the Old State House serves thousands of students, tourists and residents through signature school and public programs, farmers markets and History Day in CT and is poised to build on its success with new programming and outreach.

Position Overview
The Head of Education manages, develops, implements and evaluates Old State House participatory educational programs for students, teachers and youth groups and oversees guided and self-guided services for the public. Working with the Executive Director and the Head of Public Programs, the ideal candidate will ensure that OSH programs use best practices in museum education to support the new Connecticut social studies frameworks and to engage the public in meaningful ways.

The Head of Education must possess the imagination and drive to develop strategic partnerships and programs that will significantly increase public exposure and use of this major American historic site.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum of a MA degree in Museum Education, Public History, History, Art History or related discipline

Management experience to lead a team of 3 full-time and one part-time employee, plus any number of student interns

5 – 7 years’ experience in museum education programming, research, development and implementation. (Some living history experience helpful.)

High-energy, positive, enthusiastic and creative personality with the proven ability to successfully and diplomatically work with diverse audiences, collaborators and vendors

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Experience managing schedules and related logistics

Ability to work in a fluid, collaborative environment where all staff provides front-line visitor service as needed

Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent PC skills

Being an exempt salaried, supervisory position, you must be willing to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings, weekends and holidays as scheduled or required

In addition to competitive pay, we offer excellent benefits including a flexible medical insurance plan, paid life and dental insurance, a retirement savings plan with company match, free parking, and 12 paid holidays per year. Relocation assistance is not available.

Connecticut’s Old State House is managed and operated by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network, Inc. (CPAN), a Hartford-based nonprofit organization founded to educate and connect Connecticut citizens with state government. If interested, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: jobs@ctpublicaffairsnetwork.org with “Head of Education” as the subject line. We will contact only those respondents who meet our criteria.

Educational and community programming is managed at Connecticut’s Old State House by CPAN, the Connecticut Public Affairs Network, Inc. Please visit our website: http://www.ctoldstatehouse.org

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