Reporting to the Manager of Public and Youth Engagement of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, in New Haven CT, the Community Educator is responsible for: 1) planning and successfully executing the Museum’s public education programs, including but not limited to major and minor weekday and weekend programs, such as family days, Free Thursdays, overnight sleepovers, and occasional evening programs; 2) oversee all aspects of Museum summer camp program, including staff supervision, curriculum, and budgets; 3) apply proven pedagogical and VSO (visitor service organization) practices to program development and execution, and serve as spokesperson or liaison for Museum during public programs; 5) develop and maintain relationships with local schools, libraries, community organizations, and youth programs to broaden participation and reach new audiences through outreach initiatives, 6) work with museum personnel and community organizations to develop, market, and implement the museum’s annual Fiesta Latina and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations; 7) with senior management, develop strategic plan and evaluative tools for Peabody public programs that leads to the creation of innovative, sustainable programs to diversify museum audiences. Successful candidates will demonstrate an understanding of museum-related educational practices, interest in equity and access, a keen sense of customer service, enjoy being part of a team, and have excellent communication skills. Tuesday–Saturday schedule and some evenings required.
Graduate degree in science, education, museum studies, or sociology preferred. At least 3 years of museum or classroom teaching experience. Email Andrea.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Apply at:
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