The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) is currently looking to fill the position of: Education & Public Programs Director
Founded in 1948, SPLIA works with Long Islanders to protect, preserve and celebrate our cultural heritage through advocacy, education, and the stewardship of historic sites and collections. The Society oversees three historic properties, owns and interprets important collections of material culture from the region, spearheads advocacy for Long Island’s historic resources, and maintains well-regarded education and publication programs.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Education & Public Programs Director is responsible for the development and implementation of all education and public engagement efforts on behalf of the organization. S/he joins a core staff of nine and works with the Curator, Preservation Director, and Education and Public Engagement Committee to translate mission-based activities into innovative programs for families, students, and adults. The Education Director will enhance and expand the Society’s school curriculum-based programs and work with the Curator and Preservation Director to develop interpretive materials for on-site and virtual tours at three historic sites. S/he is also the liaison to SPLIA house administrators, docents, volunteers, and the visiting public. Essential duties include the following:
- Develop, implement, and evaluate all on-site and in-school education and enrichment programs working as a team leader with house administrators and educators
- Collaborate on other onsite programs, lectures, workshops, tours, and non-traditional learning experiences with other key programmatic staff
- Develop and adapt supplemental material for the Society’s website, enews, and social media outlets
- Outreach to local schools, colleague organizations, and various social networks both online and actual to build collaborative relationships and new audiences.
- Manage scheduling for schools and other groups, including attendance tracking and data entry
- Manage inventory and distribution of all program materials within budget guidelines.
- Research, write, and administrate grants related to educational programs
This position requires a self-motivated, organized, creative problem-solver with excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, the ability to manage time and motivate people, and a facility for cross disciplinary thinking that embraces new media technologies. The candidate must have knowledge of Common Core requirements, museum or classroom teaching experience, and be able to design intergenerational programs for diverse audiences. Strong research skills and an advanced degree in museum studies or education is preferred. Strong computer skills are required with particular proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience in historic house interpretation, and developing and managing web-based content is preferred. The candidate will also operate effectively both independently and in a team environment.
This is a part-time position ranging 24-28 hours per week including occasional evening and weekend hours. Candidates must have access to a car and be able to drive to meetings, events, and historic sites throughout the region. Employee benefits and flex-time weekly scheduling is available.
Compensation: $20 to $25/hour.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and sample lesson plans and/or program schedule by email to:
Education and Public Programs Director Search
or Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities
P.O. Box 148
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Search is open until May 1, 2017
For additional information: www.splia.org