Monday, April 16, 2012

Employment Opportunity with Dumbarton House

Position Announcement:  Education Manager                                                       April 16, 2012
Dumbarton House, an AAM-accredited Federal period historic house museum in Washington, D.C., headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, home of America’s first Register of the Treasury, listed on the National Register of Historic Places—seeks a dynamic, proactive, creative, goal-oriented, hands-on collaborator with a strong historical perspective to orchestrate and administer an expanding educational program.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
·        Oversees and develops school and Scout programs, public lecture and concert series, museum Interpretive Plan and tours, family and youth programs, and expanding community outreach initiatives.
·        Recruits, trains, and manages part-time paid and volunteer staff including museum teachers, docents, weekend museum aides, researchers, interns, and an education assistant. 
·        Plans and executes annual education budget, supports exhibit planning, develops museum interpretive goals, assists with grant-writing, and represents the museum at professional venues.

Full-time, exempt position. 35 hours a week.  Regular evening & weekend hours required.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes 100% employer-paid individual health insurance; life insurance; paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal leave; and access to retirement accounts, professional development opportunities, and tuition reimbursement.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in museum education or a related field
  • Two-three years’ proven achievement in program development, teaching, and volunteer management
  • Superb interpersonal skills to work with diverse patrons, public, and volunteer and paid staff
  • Flexibility
  • Solid speaking, writing, and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work independently, proactively, and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of or enthusiasm for the history, social history, and material culture of the Federal period

To Apply:
Please send cover letter & resume to or fax to 202-337-0348.  No phone calls please.

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