ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Jackie Robinson Museum chronicles Jackie Robinson’s trailblazing accomplishments against the backdrop of United States history, from his birth in 1919 to the present and serves as a vehicle to perpetuate Robinson’s legacy, inspiring visitors to continue working toward “first class citizenship” for all. The Museum is part of the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), a public, not-for-profit national organization founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973. Learn more at www.jackierobinsonmuseum.org.
The Museum is building a small team of Program and Gallery Educators 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, and financial literacy.
In the short term, the primary focus areas for this role will be on K-12 field trips and visitor engagement in the museum galleries, with opportunities to expand to other programming areas including out-of-school time programs, professional learning for teachers, intergenerational programs, and public programs for adults. Program Educators will teach and facilitate programs collaboratively with each other and with full-time Museum staff. To start, programming will be predominantly in-person, but may also include virtual programming.
The Museum is dedicated to career and workforce development and will endeavor to match the chosen candidates’ existing skills, knowledge, and experience with selected responsibilities including but not limited to administrative tasks, supporting the development of curriculum or other program support materials, and pre- and post-visit communication with participants.
- A bachelor’s degree in education or a field related to the museum’s subject areas (20th century US history with a focus on African American history, social justice movements, and the intersection between sports, race, gender, and American society)
- A master’s degree (completed or in-progress) or equivalent training and experience are welcomed.
- Experience implementing innovative in-person educational programs for youth in a museum, other cultural institution, or community organization.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Superior skills in teaching programs for children, adults, and intergenerational/family audiences, including those who have specific learning needs.
- Knowledge of US history of civil rights and activism, sports, and the connection between these subjects to contemporary social justice activism.
- 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.
- Demonstrated ability to learn, synthesize, and share new information accurately and with a commitment to learning as an ongoing process.
- Experience 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.
HOURS AND COMPENSATION
Reporting to the Manager of Youth Programs, Program Educators will be scheduled to work in 3- to 5- hour shifts on an as needed basis up to five times per week. Schedules will be set in advance monthly. Each program educator shift will include responsibilities such as training sessions, meetings, delivering programs, set up and break down for programs, engaging with and assisting visitors in the galleries, or other administrative tasks. Holiday, weekend, and evening work will be required. The Program Educator role will require predominantly on-site work at our lower-Manhattan location.
Program Educators are paid $30 per hour.
Complete the form and upload your resume and cover letter using the form on this page. Be sure your letter includes a clear description of your content expertise as well as your teaching experience.
Application review will begin October 10, 2022.
This organization is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.