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Museum Educator

Pay Type: 
Salary
Job Status: 
Minimum Salary/Hourly Rate: 
$32,000.00
Maximum Salary/Hourly Rate: 
$44,000.00

National Constitution Center

Job title

Museum Educator

Reporting to

Director of Visitor Experience

Department

Visitor Experience and Education

FLSA Status

Full-time/Non-Exempt

 

About the National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization devoted to teaching about the Constitution. Located on Philadelphia’s historic Independence Mall, steps from where the Constitution was drafted and signed, it serves as America’s leading platform for constitutional education and debate, fulfilling its congressional charter “to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution on a nonpartisan basis in order to increase awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.”

 

Position Summary

The Museum Educator plays an important role in the National Constitution Center’s overall work to educate the public on the Constitution and its ideals. This position will work directly with the general public and school groups in a dynamic museum setting, both in person and virtually, to translate complex historical information into engaging and accessible concepts. The Museum Educator will have strong public speaking skills, a passion to share stories of the Constitution, and the ability to engage a broad audience of visitors. The Museum Educator will teach through storytelling, sharing the historical and constitutional backgrounds necessary for visitors to understand the Center’s exhibit spaces and engage in civil dialogue relating to the Constitution. T

This position is essential to the daily operations and success of the overall museum experience.  The Museum Educator will engage with audiences throughout the Center to ensure that guests of all ages have an exceptional, inclusive museum experience.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Present dynamic, interactive tours and programs–both in-person and virtually to a diverse range of audiences
  • Memorize key historical information pertinent to both permanent and temporary exhibitions, and use good knowledge and judgement in answering visitors’ questions
  • Assist with training part-time, volunteer, and intern staff on exhibitions, content and museum operations
  • Assist visitors in general museum needs to achieve excellence in customer service
  • Assist with developing educational museum programming as needed and assigned
  • Participate in special events for the Center as needed and assigned
  • Execute all museum posts as needed and assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, education, or another related field required
  • Excellent public speaking skills required
  • Excellent writing skills required
  • Knowledge of American history and government required
  • Knowledge of new technologies and their use in the museum field preferred
  • Must be outgoing, friendly, and comfortable working with a diverse group of people
  • Must possess excellent problem-solving skills and creative thinking
  • Must be comfortable on camera
  • Ability to work weekends, evening hours, or holidays required

 

The National Constitution Center actively seeks and welcomes people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, to apply.

 

Physical Demands

  • Position requires extensive walking, climbing stairs, and standing for long periods of time
  • Some light lifting, twenty (20) pounds or less, may be required on an infrequent basis
Education Level: 
Bachelor’s degree in history, education, or another related field
To Apply

Please follow the link on our website to apply: https://constitutioncenter.org/about/careers/museum-educator