Job Title: School Programming Coordinator
Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Director of Public Programming
General Responsibilities: Responsibilities include designing, developing, coordinating, and directing all school programs, camps, and after-school programs. This involves creating and designing lessons, tours and activities, and communicating with teachers, school districts, parents, and children. The School Programming Coordinator (SPC) also trains and manages staff, volunteers, and interns who are specifically involved in school programs. Occasionally assistance in the coordination and implementation of Historic Huguenot Street’s general public programming is also necessary.
- Develops and implements formal education programs for school groups, which compliment school curriculum, support state/national educational standards, engage students, and fulfill teacher needs.
- Directs staff, volunteers, and interns who participate in school field trips, after-school programs, and Camp Huguenot.
- Assists teachers/school groups in planning, coordinating, and managing field trips to HHS. This includes helping teachers select programs, making reservations, taking payments, providing orientation material, and following up with teachers before and after their visit.
- Occasionally develops a more personalized program to meet a teacher’s need or tweaks programming to enhance a group’s experience.
- Works closely with the Retail & Tourism Manager and the Arts & Interpretation Manager to schedule school trips and train guides on school tours and activities.
- Creates and updates teacher packets and material for the website.
- Makes personal contacts, develops teacher relationships, and promotes HHS and web resources to schools.
- Establishes and maintains close and collaborative working relationships with several departments of HHS, especially the programming, development, and marketing departments.
- Ensures an appropriate tie between the existing exhibitions, interpretations, and collection to all school programs.
- Compiles and analyzes yearly reports on school visitation and revenue generated by school programs.
- Assists development department with grant writing when pertaining to educational programs.
- Assists with the evaluation of school programs and works to incorporate feedback into educational programs and resources.
- Assists the Director of Public Programming with various other public programs from time to time.
- A degree in Education is preferred. A strong background in history, education, museum studies, or a similar field is required.
- Knowledge and passion for history, especially American, Colonial, and local history.
- The ability to speak in front of large groups of people and to engage children ages Pre-K –12th grade.
- The ability to instruct and mentor individuals of all ages.
- Ability to work collaboratively on creative projects.
- Must be able to walk the length of the site, climb stairs, and set up chairs and tables for events.
Performance is measured on the following:
- Revenue and attendance numbers for school programs, after-school programs, and camp
- School Visitation Satisfaction surveys
- Teacher and parent feedback
Work Schedule: This is a part time position. This position may require evening and weekend work as needed
To apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Kara Gaffken, Director of Public Programming, at firstname.lastname@example.org.