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🔗Director of Education

  • Full Time
  • Palm Beach, FL
  • $60,000 - $70,000 USD / Year
  • June 30, 2024
  • Job Summary: The Director of Education is responsible for maintaining dynamic education programs that foster the mission of preserving the architectural, historical, and botanical heritage of Palm Beach and support the Foundation’s project at Phipps Ocean Park.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Major Qualifications:

    • A bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred, in education
    • Two years of experience teaching and navigating Florida’s public school system
    • Interest in historic preservation or architecture is highly recommended
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills; and the ability to effectively utilize technology in support of these skills
    • Outstanding analytical, research, and writing skills
    • Experience with teaching, public speaking, and presenting to groups
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, exciting non-profit environment with a group of professionals who are dedicated to the mission of the Foundation
  • How to Apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume to

  • Job benefits: 20 PTO days, 14 paid Holidays, 4-day weeks in July and August, 403(b) matching, health, vision and dental insurance
  • Contact Name: Katie Jacob
  • Application Email:

Website Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach

The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach is dedicated to preserving the architectural and cultural heritage and the unique scenic quality of the Town of Palm Beach. Through advocacy initiatives, educational programs, architectural resources, and cultural events, the Foundation’s goal is to encourage the community to learn about and save the historic sites that make Palm Beach special.

The Director of Education is a full-time position reporting to the Vice President. They will be responsible for developing and implementing multi-disciplinary learning opportunities for pre-K and K-12 students, which can be informal or curriculum-based, utilizing architecture, history, the environment, and historic preservation. As well as coordinating the Foundation’s internships and scholarships offered to college-level students

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate current education programs and prepare new education programs in accordance with the Foundation’s mission, while meeting the curriculum standards as required by the School District of Palm Beach County.
  • Enhance, evolve, and expand educational curriculum, including updating existing curriculum, creating new curriculum, or expanding current programs to new locations.
  • Implement and oversee Foundation internships and scholarships.
  • Implement and oversee the Foundation’s Heritage Education program including all planning, scheduling, and instruction.
  • Implement and oversee the Foundation’s Little Red Schoolhouse Living History Program including answering inquiries, scheduling, ordering supplies, overseeing the LRS schoolmarm staff, and overseeing the protection and maintenance of the schoolhouse.
  • Coordinate and facilitate dynamic programming at Phipps Ocean Park. The revitalization of the park is a current Foundation project, set to open in 2025.  This exciting project provides a wealth of educational opportunities, which will likely include many partnership opportunities with other organizations.
  • Oversee the Foundation’s educational programming at Phipps Ocean Park to ensure that project goals are met and the park functions as an educational resource for people of all ages in the community.
  • Coordinate scheduling of education programs for both instructors and attendees.
  • Implement educational programs at designated locations both on- and off-site.
  • Ensure educational sites are prepared for classes.
  • Plan and implement professional development workshops for educators.
  • Recruit, train, and evaluate education associates, assistants, and volunteers.
  • Prepare materials for educational programs, educational events, and instructional programs.
  • Manage community outreach to promote the education programs and resources of the Foundation.
  • Facilitate teacher and student access to the Foundation archives through regular communication with the Foundation archivist.
  • Collaboratively develop new field trips as needed.  Oversee the planning, scheduling, and execution of all field trips.
  • Direct and evaluate part-time educators; encourage their participation in development and implementation of outreach programs, teacher professional development, and collaborations.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative projects and programs that complement the Foundation’s mission.
  • Assist programming team with planning, preparation, and implementation of events as needed.
  • Maintain a yearly budget for the Education Department.
  • Assist staff with Foundation business, including daytime and evening events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program at the college level (or recently graduated within the past 12 months), and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

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