Distance Learning Specialist
The National WWII Museum is seeking a creative and energetic candidate to design, coordinate and implement the Museum’s signature distance learning initiatives. Reporting to the Distance Learning Manager, the Distance Learning Specialist will design and present a variety of highly interactive, engaging, and meaningful virtual programs through the Museum’s custom-built distance learning studio in the WWII Media and Education Center. These programs are national in scope to reach school and lifelong learning audiences. This includes point-to-point programs, such as Virtual Field Trips, to large national webcasts for thousands of viewers or participants.
The ideal candidate exhibits proficiency in facilitating online learning experiences, using educational technology, and a commitment to expanding the reach and impact of the Museum.
1. Create a variety of online programs in the WWII Media and Education Center utilizing different technologies, like videoconferencing and webinar software, learning management systems, and other digital tools.
2. Schedule, facilitate, and present online programs to a live virtual audience including K-12 students, teachers, Museum members, WWII enthusiasts, senior centers, and library patrons.
3. Regular communication with teachers, IT administrators, and activity coordinators to ensure smooth connections and understanding of the experiences the Museum provides.
4. Actively evaluate and adjust virtual programs based on feedback from colleagues and constituents.
1. A bachelor’s degree (required) or master’s (preferred) with an emphasis on educational technology, formal or informal education, museum studies, instructional design, history, or a related field.
2. Ease in using, learning, and testing the latest educational technologies is a must. Ease in being on camera is required. Proficiency with distance-learning tools is a plus.
3. Ability to design interactive and engaging programming and match to appropriate audience level, delivery mode, and technology.
4. Three years of direct instruction in a formal or informal setting is required. A teaching certification is preferred, but not required.
5. Knowledgeable understanding of World War II history is preferred, but not required.
6. Strong organizational skills, including managing complex scheduling and project timelines.
7. The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse set of stakeholders and partners.
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