National Veterans Memorial and Museum seeks a Museum Educator.

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) in Columbus, Ohio represents a national initiative of profound importance for our nation’s 16+ million living Veterans. With 30,000 square feet available for exhibit space, the NVMM celebrates the service and honors the sacrifice of Veterans throughout history. Envisioned by the late Senator John Glenn (1921-2016), Colonel, USMC (Retired), as a gathering place for Veterans across the country, the NVMM presents the Veteran experience through the lens of personal stories and life-changing experiences from which visitors will be inspired to learn more about our country’s history and actively engage in their own communities as informed citizens. Today the NVMM connects, and impacts lives nationwide through live, virtual and hybrid programming.

Position Overview: Reporting to the Education Manager, the Museum Educator supports the production and implementation of educational programming for the Museum. This includes, but is not limited to, leading interpretive experiences for the K-12 community, scheduling school and youth group visits, creating lesson plans and activities aligned to state and national learning standards, engaging in community outreach, and data collection and visitor assessment. The Museum Educator develops innovative ways to connect with diverse audiences and engage with current and potential guests through the Museum's educational programs.

The ideal candidate will have experience building, implementing, and evaluating education programs for both adults and children; understanding of lesson plan and digital resource development; experience working with school administrators, teachers, and students. They will have the ability to interact with diverse populations and build partnerships; ability to work in a team environment; ability to supervise volunteers and contracted staff; and a flexible, positive outlook.

This is a part-time, 20-24 hour/week position.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement educational programming for K-12 students, educators, and the public.
  • Lead in-person and virtual field trips of the Museum.
  • Represent the NVMM at community outreach opportunities.
  • Attend public programs including exhibition openings, artist talks and lectures, teacher workshops, etc.
  • Review, analyze and refresh website content on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate with external partners as necessary to support program implementation.
  • Communicate with educators and administrators regarding pre- and post-school group visits.
  • Research content essential for museum program development.
  • Ensure supplies are ordered, properly organized, and on-hand for program delivery.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

In the performance of their major duties and responsibilities, all employees of the organization are expected to fulfill the following:

  • Gain a general understanding of United States Veterans.
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, constituents, and vendors.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently, while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Job Qualifications:

  • BA or BFA in education, museum studies, history or a related field is preferred. Those working towards a degree will also be considered.
  • Background and/or strong interest in American history, military history and community engagement is a plus.
  • Experience working with youth groups and/or K-12 students in a museum or other informal learning environment.

NVMM Application Process: For consideration, please click on the link provided. Applications will be accepted for this position until filled. Only selected qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls will be accepted. The successful candidate must pass a background check and drug test. Although the State of Ohio has legalized recreational marijuana, it remains illegal under federal law and will constitute a positive drug test for purposes of employment with NVMM.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The NVMM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or military veteran status.

Salary range: $15.50

Job classification: Part-time

To apply: Click the link for more information to apply:

Posted: March 29, 2024

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