The Museum Educator is responsible for museum’s K – 12 and early learner education efforts as well as youth and family programming; creates innovative programming to engage young audiences; teaches in a nontraditional environment.


  • Reports to the Director of Collections, Interpretation & Education (DICE)
  • Produce and/or coordinate production of education program materials including training manuals and curriculum materials;
  • Conducts tours with select audiences as needed;
  • Heads NCRM’s K-12 and early learner education efforts
  • Develops innovative programming that engages a variety of learning styles
  • Conducts gallery talks
  • Visits schools
  • Attends and presents at conferences
  • Develops programming related to specific traveling exhibits
  • Works with Museum staff to train docents and tour guides
  • Participates in museum’s teacher development training and in-services
  • Works collaboratively with collections, DICE, and museum staff to develop projects and programs
  • Contributes to the development of exhibitions and programming
  • Contributes to development of Public Forum and Freedom Award support programming
  • Contributes to a positive work atmosphere
  • Offers outstanding customer service to visitors and guests.
  • May work on weekends, evenings, and holidays according to even needs


Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise), which may be assigned from time-to-time.  This position may periodically require work on weekends, nights and holidays to accommodate Museum programming and utilization.



  • Masters degree in Museum education (preferred), American history, African American studies, public history, museum studies, and/ or education.
  • Must have familiarity with:  African American history and/ or Civil Rights Movement.
  • 2 years job-related experience in Museum education and programming.  Must possess knowledge and practical application of museum education methodology.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Flexible hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Museum education and/or classroom teaching experience
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Must possess a valid State Drivers’ License and insurance
  • Demonstrate commitment and flexibility in order to achieve high-quality service


  • Requires ability to lift and carry furniture, fixtures, exhibits, boxes, etc. weighing up to 60 lbs. (some assistive equipment available at museum)
  • Bending, stooping, kneeling, standing and walking
  • Requires ability to operate personal computer
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Ability to work in a team environment, to provide tangible solutions, explain and carry out methods and procedures, and contribute to the group
  • Excellent organization skills, detail oriented, trustworthy, reliable
  • Must have a sense of humor!
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Works independently and collaboratively.
  • Contributes to a positive work environment


Send cover letter, resume and three references to by April 15.

Job Information
  • Memphis, Tennessee, 38103, United States
  • 27668261
  • March 31, 2016
  • Museum Educator
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Education
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • 2-3 Years
  • 10-25%
  • $35,000.00 – $41,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

About National Civil Rights Museum

Located in Memphis, TN at the Lorraine Motel, it is the historic site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination with 200,000+ annual visitors, more than 3 million since opening. NCRM was named one of “America’s Top 10 National Treasures” by USA Weekend Magazine and one of 15 places youths should visit by age of 15 by Budget Travel. NCRM just launched the public phase of its $40 million comprehensive campaign after raising $21 million to support the first-ever renovation of the Lorraine Motel exhibits and facility.

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