Job Listing: Education Specialist

Job Postings,

Fredericksburg Area Museum - Fredericksburg, VA

Closes - January 28, 2024

Position Title - Educational Specialist

Compensation - -$18/hour for up to 24 hours a week

Job Type - Part-time; Some hybrid scheduling is an option. The ability to work weekends, nights and holidays are required.

Apply - Resumes and cover letters will be accepted by e-mail only to: Theresa Cramer, Education and Programming Coordinator

Summary - The Education Specialist collaborates with Education and Curatorial staff to implement PreK-12 field trips, public programming, tours, and community outreach. The Education Specialist works directly with the Education Coordinator to carry out the growth and of museum and citywide programming. The focus of the position may be divided across day-to-day office functions, scheduling educational programming, implementing tours and working with museum staff on the creation of new and upcoming programming. 

Job Responsibilities 

Implementation of Programming – 40%

  • Carry out scheduled PreK-12 programming.
  • Provide weekly tours as scheduled.
  • Work with FAM staff to provide public programming as scheduled.

 Creation of Programming- 25%

  • Assist Education and Curatorial staff in program brainstorm sessions.
  • Research as assigned to create programming.
  • Provide assistance in logistic planning for new programming. 

 Administrative- 25%

  • Works with Educational Coordinator to schedule PreK-12 programming.
  • Assists in creation of marketing materials, social media or press releases for programming.
  • Keeps inventories of educational supplies.

 Front Desk - 10%

  • Supports visitor services as needed including one weekend day a week.
  • Assist in managing front desk volunteers.
  • Answers guests questions and acts as an ambassador to the museum.


  • Some college experience in History, Art History, Liberal Arts, English, Education, Communications or a related field is required.
  • Experience working with children and the public is required.
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel locally is required.
  • Public speaking experience preferred.
  • 1-2 years of experience in a not-for-profit development office preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; fundraising database management experience preferred.
  • An interest in history is preferred.

Traits and Characteristics
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple job responsibilities are of utmost importance for successful performance. The position requires strong communication skills and a significant ability to get along with many different types of people. The ability to communicate clearly and be comfortable discussing difficult subjects like the institution of slavery are a must.