Student Programs Specialist

New Orleans, LA Full-time

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Education for Curriculum, the Student Programs Specialist is responsible for the creation, implementation and evaluation of on-site student programs that highlight themes in the Museum’s permanent exhibits and temporary special exhibitions. In addition, the Student Programs Specialist coordinates and manages large-scale on-site and off-site student programs, such as the National History Day (NHD) program in Louisiana as well as in-bound and out-bound student experiences.

Responsibilities:
•    Designs, implements and evaluates onsite student programs that highlight themes in the Museum’s permanent exhibits and temporary special exhibitions.
•    Collaborates with the Teacher and Curriculum Specialist to create trainings for Louisiana teachers for on-site school programs that align with standards and program initiatives.
•    Serves as Louisiana’s National History Day coordinator. Plans and hosts the annual New Orleans regional Louisiana History Day contest and the state Louisiana History Day contest at the Museum each spring.  Coordinates with state-wide partners for regional qualifying contests.  Recruits new participants within the program. Leads the Louisiana delegation of winning students to National History Day in College Park, MD, during the five-day event each June.
•    Works with National History Day headquarters staff to develop and participate in a variety of national educational opportunities and activities including (but not limited to) teacher workshops at the NHD national contest and e-mail communications to the NHD database of students and teachers, etc.
•    Leads the delivery of the Museum’s in-bound student programs, such as Student Leadership Academy each summer, including curriculum development and instruction of participants through the spring.
•    Works with the Museum’s Travel and Conferences Department on key out-bound student travel programs, with the potential to travel with students abroad.
•    Works to identify potential funders for programs in consultation with the NWWIIM Institutional Advancement Department. Prepares funding proposals, writes grants and makes presentations to secure funding for these programs.
•    Participates in assigned task forces, staff committees, projects, assignments, tasks, etc. as directed by the Assistant Director of Education, the Director of Education, or the Associate Vice President for Education & Access.

Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred) in history, arts administration, museum education, education or related field.
•    Minimum of three years’ experience working with students and teachers in a school, museum, or other educational setting.
•    Strong organizational skills with attention to details.
•    Demonstrated experience developing classroom curricula.
•    Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
•    Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally for student programs.
•    Willingness to work overtime during special events or heavy visitation periods or to meet deadlines.

 

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