EDUCATION, MUSEUM OF AMER JEWISH HISTORY
The National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall in
Philadelphia, presents educational programs and experiences that
preserve, explore and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Its
purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire
in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of
the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.
The Administrator, Department of Education, is a new position in a
young, busy and rapidly growing department. Its major focus will be on
providing support and coordination for the department’s many activities
and for managing and expanding the Museum’s outreach to schools in the
Philadelphia School System, the tri-state area and beyond.
Manage school outreach, playing principal role in reaching new schools,
maintaining communication with growing database of teachers,
coordinating orientation events, overseeing “teachers sharing” website
and writing/editing newsletters.
Coordinate teacher trainings on new curricula, changing exhibitions and
utilizing Museum resources.
Schedule and coordinate activities for alumni of teachers who have gone
through training at the Museum and develop special activities for them.
Oversee assignment of docents for tours, school visits and highlight talks.
Maintain statistics on visiting classes for reports and grants. Assist
with writing of grant narratives.
Represent the Museum in the community at education-related, outreach
events, as requested.
Assist Museum Educators with greeting visiting classes and overseeing
Assist Museum Educators with preparation of activity booklets and other
curriculum components for class visits.
Assist with monitoring of docent performance and programming for
docents’ monthly sessions.
Handle the Education Department’s general correspondence, phone requests
Coordinate meetings of the Education Committee. Take minutes.
Handle arrangements for catered events.
Undergraduate Degree in Education, History, Jewish Studies or related field.
At least 5 years of relevant experience in similar organization.
Experience working with volunteers of all ages.
Knowledge of Philadelphia Public School System or Jewish day school
Mastery of a variety of computer programs, including Microsoft Word,
Powerpoint, Excel and other database programs.
Command of desk-publishing software a plus.
Commitment to mission of the National Museum of American Jewish History.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Excellent people skills and social skills.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Cool under pressure; ability to multi-task.
Able to work well alone and as a team member.
Good sense of humor.
Flexibility to work nights and weekends, when required.
Beginning salary is $40,000 plus generous benefits.
For information on the Museum, visit www.nmajh.org
Interested candidates, apply now! To respond to this great opportunity,
you must fill out an application on the Insperity website:
No calls made or resumes sent directly to the Museum, please.
Education Level: Minimum of Undergraduate Degree