Job Listing: Museum Educator - GWF
George Washington Foundation - Fredericksburg, VA
Closes - Open until closed
Position Title – Musuem Educator
Salary - $12/hr
Job Type - Part-Time
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Description: George Washington Foundation Museum Educators are responsible for
participating in the implementation of various types of programming for school groups and
younger visitors. These programs include fieldtrips, camps, and special events.
Educators may expect to work approximately 8-16 hours per week depending on staffing needs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Help facilitate school tours, camps, and special events
Attend regularly scheduled staff meeting and trainings.
Commitment to expanding one’s knowledge, skills, and abilities through professional
development, provided resources, and independent research.
Remain informed of upcoming programs and events.
Other duties as required
Interest in history
Demonstrated ability to teach and communicate with varied aged groups
Comfortable with public speaking
Commitment to telling histories from multiple perspectives
Commitment to explore and expand one’s knowledge of the past
Commitment to helping students connect with the past in meaningful ways
Good attitude and ability to work in a team environment
Highly motivated with an ability to adapt to change
Occasional weekend and holiday availability required
Values research-based content
Experience in education or work at museums/ historic sites
Some formal education in research, archelogy, history, historic preservation, 18th
century material culture, or education
Upon starting this position, educators will receive training materials
and will have the ability to tour both sites. Educators will also shadow programs and work with
the Youth and School Programs Manager on refining their skills before actually delivering
programming. Training is on-going and supplemental reading and activities will be provided or
recommended to further educator’s knowledge.
Museum educators must be physically able to stand or move around with a
group for an hour or longer and be able to climb stairs. Educators frequently walk outdoors
during hot or inclement weather. While performing the duties of this position, educators are
regularly required to reach with hands and arms, speak for extended periods of time to an
audience, work in comparatively noisy environments, listen, and sometimes move at a
moderate speed. Educators may need to lift and carry objects such as a small water cooler,
walkie-talkie, printed material, small reproduction items, or cleaning supplies. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Application Materials: In addition to filling out the GWF Employment Form, please attach a
resume. Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest as an alternative to filling out
the portion of the Employment Form labeled “Why are you interested in this position?” The
Employment form may be found at https://kenmore.org/about-the-foundation/employment/