Teacher Programs & Curriculum Specialist
Working within the National WWII Museum’s Media and Education Center and reporting to the Assistant Director of Education for Curriculum, the Teacher Programs and Curriculum Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum-grounded projects and initiatives for teachers nationwide that further the Museum’s educational mission. The Teacher Programs and Curriculum Specialist coordinates the Museum’s week-long Summer Teacher Seminars teacher professional development program, as well as other Humanities and Social Studies teacher professional development opportunities and workshops both locally and nationwide; in-person and online. The Teacher Programs and Curriculum Specialist develops, writes, implements, and evaluates Common Core-aligned Humanities and Social Studies curricula for K-12 classrooms. The Teacher Programs and Curriculum Specialist engages with educators and school administrators locally, regionally and nationwide to ensure strong relationships with the Museum. This position works with members of the Education & Access department in strategizing and establishing partnerships with appropriate local, state, and national educational organizations and foundations in support of the NWWIIM’s educational mission.
- 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 secondary school students and teachers in a museum, school, or other educational setting.
- Demonstrated success in the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational curricula to both teachers and students.
- Experience navigating the educational landscape and educational policy, with the ability to interact with school systems both locally in New Orleans and nationally. Knowledge of a variety of educational systems, including public, private, and parochial education preferred.
- Experience using social media tools including Twitter, Pinterest, and various blogging platforms for educational use, as well as familiarity with distance learning technologies
- Willingness and ability to travel in support of the Museum’s student and teacher travel programs.
- Strong organizational skills and experience coordinating multiple projects simultaneously.
- Exceptional research skills and knowledge of historical best practices.
- Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Willingness to work overtime during special events or heavy visitation periods or to meet deadlines.
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