Job Listing: Assistant Director of Education
ROBERT RUSSA MOTON MUSEUM/LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY - FARMVILLE, VA
Closes: Open until filled
Salary: $35,308 - $38,000
Longwood University, a historic public liberal arts institution, in conjunction with the Robert Russa Moton Museum, invites candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Director for Education. The Assistant Director for Education plans and executes general educational and programming activities at the Museum under the guidance of the Director of Education & Public Programs and Managing Director.
• Manage and implement programs for K–8 visitors, educators, and families, and support the full implementation of all aspects of the Young Visitors’ Project
• Create content for a new education section of the museum’s website that will include more background and contextual information for all audiences; lesson plans for grades K–8; and information on guided on-site and off-site school programs
• Assist in creating grade-appropriate lesson plans that are aligned with Virginia’s newly revised Standards of Learning (SOL) for grades K to 8 and serve both on-site and off-site school audiences
• Assist in creating inquiry-based guided programs for on-site and off-site school audiences
• Assist in developing formal professional development opportunities for teachers and pre-service teachers
• Assist in developing new museum volunteer and docent trainings to build program delivery capacity and skills
• Collaborate positively and professionally with Moton Trustees, Moton Council members, Museum staff, and other museum stakeholders to further the mission of the Museum and the affiliation with Longwood University
• Assist in development and implementation of museum programs and events • Some evening and weekend events
• Other duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree in History, Education or related field required
• Experience working with grades K-8 groups in an educational setting required
• Experience working with diverse populations required • Excellent customer service, organizational, and communication skills
• Experience with computers, Microsoft Office suite, WordPress, and social media
• Ability to lift and manipulate heavy materials up to and/or greater than forty pounds unassisted
• Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to meet Commonwealth of Virginia and Longwood University criteria for operating state/university-owned vehicles
• Experience working in educational programs in a museum setting preferred Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position.
Hiring range will be $35,308 - $38,000.
Position is restricted, which means it will be available only as long as funding is available.