Job Listing: School and Youth Programs Manager

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George Washington's Ferry Farm - Fredericksburg, VA

Closes - Open until closed

Position Title – Director of Education

Salary - Based On Experience

Job Type - Full-Time; Exempt

Application Materials: In addition to filling out the GWF Employment Form Click here, please attach a resume, and a letter of interest.

Description: Create, lead, evaluate, and coordinate K-12 school and youth programs at George Washington’s Ferry Farm & Historic Kenmore.

Reports to: Director of Education

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Works as a member of the education team to develop and deliver education programming year round and can lead tours for groups, as needed

· In close collaboration with the Director of Education, coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of the museum’s public programs for K-12 and youth & family audience (this includes camps, scout programs, and more).

· Manages school tours and youth program registration lists, tracks ticket sales, field trip reservation forms, invoices, incoming receipts, correspondence, and evaluations

· Brainstorms, researches, and develops new educational programs and evaluates the effectiveness of said programs

· Develops and maintains Educator reference materials and resources

· Works with the education director to make connections with schools and teachers in the Fredericksburg area, including public, private, and homeschool groups

· Works with the Manager of Marketing & Communications to ensure that youth programs be publicized on Social Media, the website, fliers/posters/banners, manages the attendee list, and ensures all ticket sales be enabled, tracks ticket sales, etc.

· Works with the education department on all public programs, with an emphasis on the following events: GW’s Birthday, July 4 at Ferry Farm, and the Gingerbread Festival

Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor's Degree in History, Museum Studies, Education, or related field; Master’s Degree preferred

· Experience working with children and leading groups

· Experience writing museum programs based on state standards of learning

· Ability to evaluate effectiveness of K-12 programs

· Familiarity with colonial history and 18th century material culture

· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with teachers and educators

· Comfortable with public speaking

· Ability to work in a team environment

· Ability to work weekends and evenings

· Good attitude, flexibility, and have the ability to adapt quickly