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Museum Education Specialist - Elementary
Virginia Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in James City County, Virginia
Date Posted 03/18/2022
Faculty-Education-Teacher Education - Elementary
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Museum Education Specialist - Elementary

Full Job Description

The Jamestown–Yorktown Foundation has an exciting new opportunity available. We are looking for a qualified candidate to be our Museum Education Specialist (Elementary)! This position will oversee a team of Museum Educators who support our mission and its significant commitment to providing quality internal and external customer service and curriculum- and inquiry-based education programs. Primary responsibilities include developing, implementing, and evaluating programming for preK-6th grade students including school tours, camps, and other after school activities, reviewing and instructing on current educational trends, searching for appropriate partnerships to grow camp, and motivating a diverse team of Museum Educators.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in supervising and mentoring a diverse staff; ability to motivate team members to develop programming.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult training methodology, interview, and evaluation techniques for hiring and supervision of museum educators.
  • Experience in development and implementation of pre-K to sixth grade lessons and activities, with skill in facilitating education programs to diverse student audiences.
  • Knowledge of museum education techniques and resources.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and revise inquiry based and dialogic education programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize resources effectively to achieve objectives.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree is strongly preferred (history, anthropology, museum studies or education). Additional consideration for those with graduate study in one of above mentioned fields.
  • Previous experience in museum education program development for elementary audiences.

Special Requirements

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit an application either online at or by contacting Human Resources at for additional application options. Applicants only will be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application and related documents. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. JYF encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. We also consider all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, in a manner consistent with legal requirements.
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