Education Specialist

Company Name: 

Harbor History Museum


4121 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Contact Name: 

Stephanie Lile




Job Description: 

Want to join a fun team dedicated to expanding minds, delving into history, and celebrating arts and culture? The Harbor History Museum is looking for a passionate museum educator who believes that historical inquiry can change lives and that history is connected to everything. This position plans and implements education programming for the organization as well as working with other staff to ensure educational mission and direction.

Candidates in this position will have an aptitude for and experience in:
-    Teaching in informal learning environments;
-    Developing school and teacher programs;
-    Scheduling school and adult groups;
-    Working with and scheduling volunteers;
-    Grant writing and museum business activities;
-    Organizing and writing project reports;
-    Guest and member services;
-    Exhibit and curriculum development
-    Public program design and implementation

Ideal candidates will possess:
- excellent organizational skills
- a friendly demeanor with staff and visitors
- ability to work in a self-directed manner and report on projects as required
- a distinct capacity and desire to continue education within the museum field
- the ability to cheerfully chip in and help with projects and events “for the good of the organization”
- the ability to focus on a project and follow through to completion
- a flexible schedule that will allow for some travel or late hours as required
- a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Education, Historic Preservation or other relevant subject
- minimum 3 years experience working in museum education or related subject area, including internships and special projects

Roles and Responsibilities:
The Education Specialist will work with the director, other staff, and volunteers to:
1.    Manage and maintain quality of existing school programs such as Pioneer School Experience.
2.    Design and implement teacher professional development and school programming.
3.    Oversee and implement volunteer and intern program, including training and continuing education.
4.    Develop educational web content and curriculum in support of the Traveling X and Museum Lab programs.
5.    Research and write grants for education programs and projects.
6.    Work with director and other staff to make collections available online for research and public education; develop mini-workshop for teaching how to use online collections.
7.    Help develop content for new exhibits and interpretive materials for Traveling X and Museum Lab.
8.    Assist with promoting Traveling X and Museum Lab, representing the programs at conferences and events as well as assisting with installation and on-site training.
9.    Develop, as appropriate and fundable, educational/interpretive programming that serves diverse audiences, embraces historical inquiry, and expands the museum’s reach.
10.    Other duties as assigned.

Hours: 30-40 hours per week depending on funding for special projects
Pay Rate: $17-19 per hour depending on experience
Annual: $26,520 – $39,520
Vacation (PTO)/Sick time: 15 days  + birthday day each per year with comp time provided as approved for extra hours.
Benefits: TBD
Location: The most beautiful spot in Gig Harbor complete with deep history and connections to the environment.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to by March 30th, 2018 for first consideration. Proof of education and certifications may be requested as well.