Job Details
Senator John Heinz History Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Full Time
4 Year Degree

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.

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, museum education or museum studies, history, political science, or other humanities or liberal arts discipline or equivalent experience. 
  • The ideal candidate will have at least two to four years’ experience with demonstrated skills in developing and implementing educational programs in an informal or formal learning environment for early learners through to older adults.
  • Experience teaching from primary sources and writing curriculum and interactive lesson plans is highly desired.
  • Must possess effective listening and oral communication skills, social-emotional learning awareness, and be able to effectively collaborate and learn with people of all cultures, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Maintain a positive approach to problem solving and in executing administrative tasks related to teaching and the institution’s mission.
  • Be detail-oriented and a self-starter with the ability to use Microsoft Office suite of programs.

The successful candidate will be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Why Work at the History Center?

  • Rewarding, mission-driven work that makes an impact in the community!
  • Dynamic workplace located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District
  • Voted the Best Museum in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine’s Reader Poll 2022
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403(B) retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Nine (9) paid holidays
  • Company paid life insurance / LTD
  • Discounts in the Museum Shop and Cafe

The History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The History Center celebrates diversity and is committed to treating all applicants & employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.

Minorities encouraged to apply.