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Job Listing: History Educator

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The Mariners' Museum - Newport News, VA

Closes - Open until filled

Position Title – History Educator

Salary - $35,600/annually

Job Type - Full-time

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Purpose: The Mariners’ Museum and Park’s mission is to connect people to the world’s waters, because through the water - through our shared maritime heritage - we are connected to one another. Educational enrichment programs represent one of the Museum’s four core functions: exhibits, programs, research, and conservation. The Education Department is committed to providing equitable access to a unique, engaging museum experience that enriches students’ education. The History Educator is a professional charged with working under the general supervision of the Director of Education to support the Museum’s educational and interpretive mission to provide history-based programming to K-12 students. The Education Department is comprised of Educators and Senior Educators. The History Educator will be trained and mentored by the Senior Educators. While the focus of this position will be the presentation and development of history-based programs, the History Educator will also assist in delivering STEM-focused programs.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary of $35,600. Candidates must submit a Cover Letter in order to be considered.


  • Maintain a strong commitment to welcoming, encouraging, educating, and enriching youth of all ages, identities, and learning styles.
  • Help students find their connection to our shared maritime heritage and see themselves as a valued part of The Mariners’ Museum community.
  • Collaborate with Senior Educators in conceiving, researching, developing, and modifying history-based programs designed for a museum, classroom, or virtual setting. Programs address elementary and secondary school educational objectives and learning standards that enhance the public’s understanding of the Museum’s mission, collections, and resources.
  • Teach history-based programs in a museum or classroom setting or via distance learning.
  • Assist in teaching STEM-focused programs (some of which take place outdoors).
  • Collaborate with other Educators and Senior Educators to create interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students in new and existing educational programs.
  • Collaborate with Senior Educators and other Museum staff in conceiving, researching, developing, and implementing specialized educational programming. This may include grant-funded programming with external partners.
  • Assist with program evaluation as needed.
  • Represent the Museum at professional meetings, conferences, and workshops.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

. Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments.
  • Ability to connect and engage with students.
  • Ability to adapt and think creatively.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Must be flexible, patient, resourceful, and accountable.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suites.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in History, Education, or a related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Volunteer or internship experience in a museum or educational setting preferred.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be available to work some evenings, weekends, and special events.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen prior to employment.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation for off-campus events and programs.