PART TIME MUSEUM EDUCATOR
Museum Educator part-time is a position with the Museum’s Interpretive and
Educational staff. Part-time educators will
occasionally work up to 40 hours a week, but will average 29 hours or less/week
over the whole year; There is no guaranteed minimum. All hires will begin in
the position of “trainee” at $11.75 per hour until mastering all interpretive
programs, after which they are automatically promoted to “educator status” at $13/hr.
Responsibilities for both positions are
identical; they perform historical interpretation in costume at all museum
sites, outdoors and sometimes during inclement weather. Museum Educators are
expected to perform all responsibilities, general and specific listed below, as
well as to learn and provide ALL shipboard presentations, demonstrations, and
activities. Educators are eligible to work all billets during normal day
operations, overnight programs, off-site, and Museum special events. Educators
are also eligible for the intermediate, supervisory role of program leader,
which entails managing the operations over a specific Museum site or Program.
Educators are directly responsible to the Museum Interpretation Coordinator and
frequently, the Museum Education Coordinator.
Educators provide public presentations, tours, and education programs on any of
the museum’s sites. Those sites are: The Sloop-of-War USS Constellation, the
WWII submarine USS Torsk; the WWII cutter USCGC Taney; the light
ship Chesapeake; and the Seven-foot Knoll Light House.
2. Educators are
expected to learn and demonstrate mastery of subject matter of the museum by
passing written and oral qualification.
a historical costume, including hats, and to exhibit positive, friendly interaction
and demeanor with visitors and guests.
will provide and maintain their own 20th Century Naval costume consisting
of any standard dark-wash, denim blue jeans, black shoes, and a light blue,
cotton chambray shirt. HSB will provide
the 19th century naval costume and a dixie cup hat.
provide for, and protect the safety of the vessels themselves and all visitors
to them by knowing and following established policies regarding operations.
daily, routine duties and custodial maintenance at Museum sites in accordance with
museum directives and instruction.
museum efforts such as, “all-hands” activities including but not limited to: 4th of July celebration;
New Year’s Eve celebration; “Victory Night”, and Pearl Harbor Day.
Educators must be able to do all manner of physical activities associated with boarding
and departing the sites and opening and closing the sites.
work catered events that will require working evening hours, as well as
overnight programs which may rarely require working through the night. During
overnight programs, educators will spend the night on the ship to which assigned.
an effective co-worker who promotes, by personal example and leadership, a positive
work ethic and good morale among ship’s staff and volunteers.
assist with preservation maintenance efforts including ship-moving, clearing
snow, loading equipment, etc.
1. As a “trainee” candidates
must have completed the training and passed qualification for all active museum
2. A Bachelor’s
degree in Education, Museum Science, History, or a related field preferred, OR
a minimum of 1 years of post-high school study in same or working in education programming.
(A higher degree may substitute for 1 year of museum programming experience but
does not necessarily increase qualification.)
- While on duty, employees
must be able to wear the appropriate, clean, and serviceable historic costume,
- While performing
the duties of this job, the employee must be able to talk with and hear
museum visitors. The employee often is required to stand; walk to various
locations and maybe exposed to a variety of outdoor weather conditions.
- The educator
position will require occasional moderate lifting, pulling lines,
operating shipboard equipment, traversing ladders, and navigating spaces
with low overheads.