The Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is currently seeking a full-time Educator to become part of a dynamic Learning program.
The Educator position is responsible for researching, developing, facilitating, and refining museum-based and learner-center on-site, off-site, and virtual experiences and programs in support of the Heinz History Center’s mission, strategic initiatives, and its Learning division’s goals. Working closely with Learning division staff, this position collaborates with colleagues across the Heinz and Smithsonian Museum systems and external partners across the region, to ensure relevant learning opportunities for audiences. Responsibilities include creating collection-inspired content in line with best and current practices for specific audience learning experiences including current 21st Century skills and PreK-12 state and national curricula and content standards. Learning experiences include but are not limited to facilitating on-site, off-site, and virtual museum learning opportunities for a range of audiences, from early learners and families to students, teachers, regular admission visitors and special interest groups. Under general supervision, this position communicates with teachers and group leaders to coordinate successful visits, develops guided and self-guided tour experiences, creates learning resources and collection-inspired instructional materials.
This position requires scheduled weekends and some evening work as needed.
This is a full-time, salary / non-exempt position reporting to the Director of Learning.