Jackie Robinson Museum

Program Educators for Engagement and Action

  • Part Time/Remote
  • New York, New York
  • The Jackie Robinson Museum seeks two Program Educators for Engagement and Action who are passionate about bringing the legacy of an American hero to life through dynamic educational programs. Programs will cover a variety of historic and contemporary topics, including sports, leadership, social justice, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Duties may include planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs for children and/or adults through the following initiatives: field trips and school partnerships, out-of-school time programs, professional learning for teachers, intergenerational programs, and public engagement programs for adults. Program Educators will teach and facilitate programs collaboratively together and with full-time staff. To start, programming will be predominantly virtual and transition to in-person programming in 2022.

    The Museum is dedicated to career and workforce development and will match the chosen candidates’ existing skills, knowledge, and experience with selected responsibilities including but not limited to administrative tasks, developing materials, developing and implementing programming, and pre- and post- visit engagement with participants, including focus groups and evaluations.

    There are two positions to be filled, each with its own requirement for content expertise.

    One Program Educator will specialize in the historic and contemporary role of sports in American society, including topics such as: the impact and influence of sports on society; intersections of race, gender, and sports; sports management and business models; athletes and activism; and physical and mental health in sports; and science and math in sports.

    One Program Educator will specialize in 20th and 21st century US history, with a focus on social movements for civil rights and racial equity in American society, including topics such as: significant organizations and leaders; legislation and policy; the relationship between social movements over time (i.e. Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter); and civil rights and racial justice activism across the US (i.e. North, South, Midwest, and West).

    A bachelor’s degree in education or a related field that supports their area of specialization. A master’s degree or equivalent amount of training and experience are preferred.

    Two years of experience implementing innovative programs for museum audiences, either online or in person.


    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Superior skills in teaching programs for children, adults, and intergenerational/family audiences, including those who have specific learning needs.
    • Demonstrated ability to speak about or facilitate conversations around equity, stereotyping, and systemic racism with youth.
    • Demonstrated understanding and creative use of current trends and events.
    • Experience in researching, writing and/or editing written materials for museum audiences.
    • Expertise in developing and leading programs in multiple languages including sign language and/or developing and leading programs for audiences who need specific physical, emotional, and learning accommodations.
    • Familiarity using media, social media, mobile apps, and/or other technologies to develop and implement programs for children and adolescents.


    Program Educators will be scheduled to work 3-hour time blocks on an as needed basis, up to five times per week. Schedules will be set in advance monthly. Each time block will include responsibilities such as training, meetings, delivering programs, or administrative tasks. Some holiday, weekend, and evening work may be required. Compensation for each 3-hour time block is $100.

    Assigned work may include a combination of virtual program delivery from home, virtual program delivery from the JRF office, and both remote and in-person meetings or other tasks.

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


    The Jackie Robinson Museum (JRM), currently in construction with an anticipated opening in June 2022, will be located at One Hudson Square/75 Varick Street in New York City. As a permanent tribute to Jackie Robinson’s pioneering legacy, it will feature innovative educational programming and host a varied agenda of topics around both organized sports and critical social issues to which Robinson dedicated his life. In exploring Robinson’s unswerving commitment to social justice and equal opportunity, the Museum will bring together people from all backgrounds to learn about Robinson’s character and unique journey, appreciate each other’s humanity and experiences, and consider ways to work together to confront the challenges that impede the realization of first-class citizenship for all.

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