Job Listing: Museum Educator

Job Postings,

Historical Society of Western Virginia – Roanoke, VA

Position Title: Museum Educator

Type: Contract, part-time (maximum 25 hours per week)

Closes: open until filled

Apply:  Submit a brief cover letter, resume, and references to Ashley Webb, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions with the Historical Society, at

Summary: The Historical Society of Western Virginia, which operates both the Roanoke History and the O. Winston Link Museums, is looking for an energetic educator to develop, coordinate, implement, and lead various educational programs relating to history and photography in a museum setting.  Working under the Curator, the educator will develop outreach and in-museum programming, as well as work with area social studies coordinators for field trips and outreach programming.


  1. Develop and implement educational programs for school groups, community organizations, and the general public,
  2. Develop an outreach trunk program for schools to include detailed lesson plans and hands on activities which align to 2018 VA Social Studies SOLs and curriculum,
  3. Collaborate, coordinate, and facilitate outreach programming to area schools,
  4. Design hands-on activities and workshops that complement museum exhibits,
  5. Design and implement educator workshops,
  6. Maintain current and foster new partnerships with community groups,
  7. Create and lead guided tours for a variety of age groups and interests, primarily targeted toward K-12 education,
  8. Create informative materials, advertising programming, as well as enhancing visitor understanding,
  9. Maintain and inventories educational equipment and materials.  This includes restocking, replacing damaged materials, and cleaning items as necessary,
  10. Assist with workshops and special events as needed, including after hours and weekend work,
  11. Use personal vehicle to commute to education outreach programming,
  12. Set up prior to and clean up after educational programming,
  13. Help as needed with the museum’s front desk on gift shop and admission related coverage,
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Museum Studies, History, or a related field.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team.
  • Ability to take a collaborative approach.
  • Previous experience in museum education or in a classroom setting is a plus.