Education Programs Specialist position at MCHC

Posted: December 14, 2023

The Maryland Center for History and Culture is seeking a full-time Education Programs Specialist to join the Education and Engagement Department, deliver exceptional customer service to our patrons, and lead guided programs for students and adults as necessary. The employee will support program development and facilitation, while gaining knowledge of how a museum education department operates, and will be able to apply the skills learned to future professional goals. We are seeking candidates who have an interest in history and museum education, enjoy working with the public (including children and families), and feel comfortable speaking to groups. Training on MCHC collections, exhibitions, primary source inquiry, tour methodology and themes, and museum policies will be provided. Early career professionals are encouraged to apply.  

This position reports to the Museum Learning Manager and is part of the Education and Engagement Department that includes six full-time staff.  

Responsibilities 

  • Support the coordination of all program/tour reservations; 
  • Deliver school programs and adult tours when volunteer docents are unavailable; 
  • Assist with onsite program development and implementation, including research, preparation of supplies, room set-up and clean-up, and creation of new tours and programs; 
  • Coordinate the traveling trunk program with the Museum Learning Manager, including arranging UPS pick-ups/deliveries, reviewing the condition of each trunk monthly, and assessing ongoing revision process; 
  • Support coordination and delivery of Student Research Center for History (SeaRCH) programming, for K-12 and university audiences; 
  • Coordinate marketing and audience cultivation within the PK-12 educator community, via templated email communications and other outreach;  
  • Support Museum Learning Manager in management and training of volunteer docents and student interns; 
  • Coordinate engagement with the Education Committee, an external advisory group, by communicating with members, making preparations for meetings, and recording related minutes; 
  • Support Education department staff with special projects, periodic public programming, and Virtual Field Trip delivery, as needed; 
  • Other duties, as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications  

  • B.A. in Museum Studies, Museum Education, History, Art History, Public History, Education, or related field required;  
  • 1-2 years of experience delivering engaging programming with children, especially those in grades PK-12; 
  • Excellent verbal communication and customer service skills, tailored to interaction with students, educators, and adults of varied backgrounds; 
  • Ability to lead indoor tours/programs for up to 3 hours; 
  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs; 
  • Passion for history, art, and education.  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Strong technology skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs/Sheets/Drive; 
  • Experience with Salesforce and Pardot, a plus; 
  • Knowledge of and interest in U.S. and Maryland history, a plus. 

About The Position 

This is a full time, salaried, predominately in-person position including a full benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, 403b retirement plan, long term disability, and a health savings account. We also offer accrued vacation, holidays, personal days, floating holidays, and sick days.  

The salary range is $36,000 – $40,000 annually. The final salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Some evenings and weekends required (average of 2-3 per month). 

How To Apply

Please email the following to jobs@mdhistory.org with the subject line “Education Programs Specialist”. No phone calls, please. 

  • Cover letter 
  • CV/resume with contacts of three professional or academic references  

About MCHC  

The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using its collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.  

MCHC collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community. Learn more at mdhistory.org