GEORGE WASHINTON'S MOUNT VERNON-MOUNT VERNON, VA
Education Department Intern - Teacher Programs
The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington serves to increase scholarship in and access to the life, leadership, and legacy of George Washington. The Education Department focuses specifically on providing resources and training for K12 educators and their students nationwide. The programs and resources it creates are designed to unify the most recent historical, pedagogical, and museum scholarship. The Education Department intern will develop content for and provide access to K12 teachers. Primary initiatives include research, development, implementation, and evaluation of curricular topics and resources. The responsibilities also include day-to-day administration of the spring and summer programming at the library for teachers, which includes residential and regional programming for educators.
Paid Internship: 32 hours/week at a rate of $10/hour and a target start date of Winter / Spring 2019.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
- Assist with the day-to-day administration of the George Washington Teacher Institute programming to include the spring and summer residential and off-site regional programs.
- Review and evaluate teacher applications for the summer residential programs
- Research, develop, and implement new Mount Vernon education materials and curriculum based on primary sources and prepare them to go online.
- Provide support during the spring residential program including presenting educational materials and assist with logistical tasks
- Assist with the evaluation of residential and regional programming.
- Pursuing a Master degree in education, public history, museum studies, museum education, history, or a related field. Candidates with completed Bachelor’s Degree with related experience are also eligible for consideration.
- Experience in working with K12 educators
- Skilled in written and oral communication
- Knowledge in current education and technology trends
- Strong organizational skills; ability to track several projects simultaneously and to prioritize workload
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Must be completely proficient with Microsoft Office programs.
- Experience working, teaching, or studying with varied primary sources (documents, images, objects, place, etc…)
Mount Vernon is an equal opportunity employer