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🔗Read House & Gardens Curator of Education

  • Full Time
  • New Castle, DE, USA
  • $46,000 - $52,000 (annually) USD / Year
  • Job Reference #: RH-220630-1
  • Job Qualifications:

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    • M.A. in history, art history, material culture studies, museum studies, education, or a related discipline, or
    equivalent work experience
    • Understanding of current practices in museum interpretation and education, along with the ability and
    ambition to further them
    • Understanding of methodologies for the study and teaching of historical material culture
    • Supervisory experience
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and mastery of oral and written communication
    • Thorough understanding of the issues and strategies around building diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the
    public interpretation of historical assets
    • Affinity for digital media and its applications in museums and public history
    • Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple duties concurrently, and take individual responsibility for
    ensuring successful outcomes
    • Ability to work within a team environment, including across departments and campuses

    PREFERRED SKILLS
    • Expertise in American decorative arts, design history, and/or early-nineteenth-century U.S. historiography
    • Familiarity with K–12 curriculum standards

  • How to Apply:

    Email: careers@dehistory.org
    Subject Line: Curator of Education

     

    Please include résumé, cover letter, and 3 professional
    references.

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Vision, Dental, others.
  • Application Email: careers@dehistory.org
  • Application URL: https://dehistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2022.06_RH-Curator-of-Education_position-description.pdf
  • Application Address: 42 The Strand New Castle, DE 19720

Website Delaware Historical Society

Since its founding in 1864, the Delaware Historical Society (DHS) has acquired an extraordinary collection of more than 3 million objects, books, documents, photographs, and maps and nine historic buildings related to Delaware’s past and its importance to the nation. We are the only private nonprofit organization with the mission to serve as the statewide organization exploring, preserving, promoting, and sharing Delaware history, heritage, and culture to educate, inspire, and empower people and communities.

The Delaware Historical Society is seeking an innovative and well-rounded individual to join the core Read House & Gardens (RH&G) team as Curator of Education. Building on a major overhaul of interpretation and branding over the past three years, this vacancy offers an opportunity for thought leadership in the field of museum engagement, especially as the RH&G embarks on a major landscape renovation campaign.

The Curator of Education reports to the Director of the George Read II House & Gardens and is responsible for developing and managing the visitor experience across multiple audiences, including walk-in visitors, schools, and adult tour groups. This individual hires, manages, and provides ongoing training for a team of part-time Museum Ambassadors who lead tours and facilitate school programs. The Curator of Education also contributes to public programming and exhibitions, provides input on collections matters relating to the Read House, and provides a vital link to the DHS main campus through close collaboration with the DHS Director of Education and other staff from that department.

The successful candidate will have outstanding interpersonal skills, a basis in the methodologies of material culture study, and the ability to advance and expand current practices in museum interpretation and education.

For full description, visit: https://dehistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2022.06_RH-Curator-of-Education_position-description.pdf

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