The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is hiring for the position of Education Coordinator. The successful candidate will work with the Curatorial and Education team to create programming for all ages with a special emphasis on the K-12 level. This position also coordinates Region 2’s History Day, provides insight into exhibit interactive activities, and works to expand our educational offerings. This position reports to the Curator and is a full time, salaried position with benefits. For more information about job responsibilities, see attached job description. If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to: Education Coordinator Search, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio 43420. Applications must be received on or before October 19.
The education coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs. The individual in this position will be active in communicating with K-12 teachers and administrators to develop HPLM’s reach into schools. The education coordinator will need to research and consider new avenues to build the educational offerings at HPLM through programming designed specifically to educate on the history of the president and first lady, and how their experience informs our modern era. The education coordinator is part of the curatorial and education team and reports to the curator.
Duties and Responsibilities
Create and execute educational programming initiatives. This includes special events on-site and outreach programs for schools. Develop new educational opportunities to meet and further the reach of the strategic objectives of HPLM.
Become acquainted and stay abreast of Ohio academic content standards. Shepherd the Curriculum Connections program, which is designed to meet Ohio’s content standards for fourth grade. Grow school visits to HPLM and innovate student experiences during their visits.
Recruit and train volunteers to assist in school programs and tours.
Develop programs through which students discuss and connect current issues to Rutherford and Lucy Hayes and/or their era. Foster relationships with local teachers to provide these programs to students.
Serve as Region 2 History Day coordinator.
Serve as part of the exhibit team to develop interactive components and related educational programming for core and rotating exhibits.
Collaborate with the special events and volunteer coordinator to develop educational activities for events. Train volunteers and/or HPLM staff to assist in the implementation of activities.
Perform evaluations of educational programs to ensure they meet specified outcomes and the mission of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.
Work with the director of development to secure sponsorships or grant funding for educational programming.
Ensure the communications director has the details necessary to appropriately market educational programs to audiences such as staff members, visitors and the media.
Creativity and openness to new ideas
Willing to evaluate current practices and consider ways to innovate and create new opportunities
Self-motivated and energetic
Able to work weekends and evenings to ensure education programs are available to all audiences
Able to handle multiple projects and prioritize duties
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Bachelor’s degree in Education, History, or related field. In addition, 2 to 3 years of experience working in a museum or classroom environment, planning programs, and managing projects is preferred. Special consideration will be given to those with K-12 certification.