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Education & Public Programs Director [Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA), Cold Spring Harbor, NY]

March 2017

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:

Development Director [Museum L-A, Lewiston, ME]

Museum L-A seeks an energetic and committed leader to advance the fundraising efforts for the achievement of its mission, vision and organizational sustainability. The Development Director will be in charge of all individual and institutional fundraising and should have a strong background in non-profits. Must possess great self-confidence, have had experience in major gifts, development planning, entrepreneurial spirit, great personality with a good sense of humor. Candidate must be able to work as a team member with board, staff and volunteers. This position requires a passion for results and the experience to plan and execute a strong fundraising plan for a dynamic and growing organization. This is a pivotal time to join the leadership team, as we move toward the development of a new museum on a new site by the historical downtown and riverfront. To apply for this great ground floor opportunity, please send a cover letter, with salary expectations and your resume with sample writings to: Rachel Desgrosseilliers at

Job Openings [Old North Church, Boston, MA]


As the public faces of the Old North Church, educators must be friendly, outgoing, and engaging to our visitors (approximately 500,000 annually), ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone. This position is perfect for those who love to share their passion for history with others and facilitate meaning-making for visitors in a historic site. Responsibilities include welcoming and providing excellent customer service to all visitors; leading brief presentations on the history of the church to groups as large as 200 people and as small as 10; facilitating thirty minute tours and additional educational programs to all ages; providing information on the North End neighborhood and the city of Boston; opening and closing the church campus; keeping the church building clean; and soliciting donations. Qualifications: excellent public speaking skills and a friendly smile; mature and outgoing personality; must love talking with people; interest in education, history, or museums preferred; outstanding customer service skills; ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and manage several tasks simultaneously; reliability and professional appearance. This position requires climbing steep stairs, navigating narrow passageways and working in indoor and outdoor New England weather conditions. Previous education, theater, and customer service experience a plus! Selected candidates MUST be available to attend an all-day training on ONE of the following dates: April 1, April 26, or May 20. Salary: $11/hr.

Clough House Interpreters

As the public faces of the Clough House, a historic home located on the campus of the famous Old North Church, interpreters will be trained in both The Printing Office of Edes & Gill and Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, educating our visitors on the history of colonial chocolate and colonial printing. Interpreters, wearing period appropriate clothing (provided), conduct chocolate demonstrations with tools and materials found in the 18th century and assist the Print Master with various tasks. Each of these living history programs contains an essential retail component for which Interpreters are also responsible. Responsibilities include: welcoming all visitors upon entrance; providing informative, interesting presentations on chocolate and managing the print shop alongside the master printer; soliciting voluntary donations; cleaning all equipment and the shops; restocking, folding, and presenting the merchandise; cashiering; provide way finding information and general information about the campus and the surrounding neighborhood; and wearing and maintaining the provided period clothing. This position does not require first-person interpretation. Qualifications:excellent public speaking skills, passion for history and education; outgoing and engaging personality; cash handling experience; ability to work in a fast paced environment; ability to stand for long periods of time. It is essential that you are available weekends and holidays for the duration of the season, which runs April 1 – October 31. Salary: $11/hr.

To apply for these positions, please email your resume (no more than 2 pages) and letter of interest to with the position in the subject.

Internship [The Bostonian Society, Boston, MA]

Internship Opportunity

Where: The Bostonian Society – Old State House Museum, Boston

When: Summer 2017

What: Unpaid internship

Description: Interns needed to complete a comprehensive collections inventory on our large and diverse historical collection.

Under the supervision of the Collections Manager, you will take the lead on an inventory of more than 6,000 objects of all types dating from the seventeenth century to today. Together the team of interns will be responsible for recording location and condition information for every object in our diverse collection.

This internship would be ideal for anybody interested in working Collections Management, as it will give you crucial experience with a foundational aspect of collections management, the baseline inventory. It will also give you experience handling a wide range of object types, from paintings to fish bones and everything in between.

About the Bostonian Society: The Bostonian Society is dedicated to explaining, studying, and preserving Boston’s uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.


  • A background in museum studies (ideally you will be working towards a certificate or a degree in museum studies)
  • Some object handling experience
  • An interest in American history and material culture
  • An eye for detail

How to apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter indicating availability to by April 15th, 2017.

Director of Visitor Services [Children’s Museum, United Arab Emirates]

We are looking for a Director of Visitor Services for a children’s museum in the UAE. The primary role of the Director of Visitor Services is to ensure that every single child (and visitor) at the museum is having an exceptional and awesome time, and that they leave the museum wanting to come back as soon as possible. The Director of Visitor Services will be responsible for energizing, motivating, uplifting, engaging, leading, managing, training, supervising, overseeing, evaluating, and developing all the floor staff and ensure that the museum’s ‘happiness’, ‘fulfillment’, and ‘developmental’ objectives (mentioned above) are being achieved for every visitor. Leading by example and spending as much time as possible on the floor interacting with visitors, the Director of Visitor Services will take full responsibility and accountability for being a positive interface between the museum and its guests (which is expected to be a very culturally diverse group). Through observations and data, the Director of Visitor Services will need to assess (and quantify) the quality of the overall experience for each visitor (including the quality of the experiences within different zones of the museum), and identify opportunities for improving the guest experience on a continuous basis.
The detailed job description can be found on docsend:
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