Director of the DiMenna Children’s History Museum

Job Summary

The Director of the DiMenna Children’s History Museum (DCHM) at the New York Historical Society will provide direction and leadership for the development and implementation of programs and services that will advance its mission to teach children New York City and National history through the lives of children.

The Director of the DiMenna Children’s History Museum (DCHM) is responsible for:
* designing and managing age-appropriate tours and programs for elementary and middle school groups
* providing content for weekend family learning programs
* creating and leading professional development programs for teachers related to the content of the DCHM
* overseeing the creation of curriculum materials, gallery literature and educational games and materials for publication on the NYHS website and for programmatic use that extend the scope of the DiMenna’s character pavilions into related aspects of New York and the nation’s history
* identifying and supervising a college intern doing scholarly work on the topic of children in history
* working with curators and consultants on research in order to periodically update content in the DCHM and Children’s Library
* The Director of the DiMenna Children’s History Museum will periodically be required to work on weekends to accommodate family programming.

Supervisory Responsibilities
The Director of the DCHM will train and supervise a team of part-time museum educators, a floor manager and a college intern doing scholarly research.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements
The DCHM Director’s background in American history and museum education as well as extensive knowledge and understanding of children’s developmental stages will provide leadership and support for the work of the museum educators and education division staff members who will engage with the public on behalf of the DCHM.

The Director of the DCHM will have the following skills and experience:
* a background in childhood education and history
* at least five years of supervisory experience in a museum and/or education setting
* excellent verbal and written communication skills
* familiarity with the New York City Department of Education’s Social Studies Scope and Sequence and the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, K-12.
* be highly organized, energetic, flexible and good natured
* Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
* Degrees must be in related fields.

For consideration please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr1[at]nyhistory[dot]org. In the subject line please reference the job title. The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.