Monday, December 16, 2013

Employment Opportunity: Sandy Spring Museum

Spring 2014 Part-Time Education Position

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, Maryland 20860
(301) 774-0022

Museum Education and Public Programming Assistants
Positions available: 2

Duration: January 15, 2014-June 2014
Stipend: $1,500 stipend

Hours: 15-20 hours a week; days and hours vary

Supervisor: Kelly Palich, Education and Outreach Coordinator

Job Description:

Museum education staff will be responsible for the following:

1)      Museum Exploration Days: Staff will collaborate with the Education Coordinator to help plan and run three museum exploration days: January 20, February 17 and March 28, 2014.  These days are open to children grades K-8 on days off of school.  Pre-program tasks will include researching new games, crafts, activities and helping to create a schedule, preparing supplies and learning the history of the Sandy spring area.  During the program, staff will work one-on-one with campers and have the opportunity to run activities and games.  The programs will run from 8:30-4:30pm on scheduled days.

2)      Spring Break Camps: The staff will collaborate with the Education Director to help plan the Museum’s Hands-on-History Camp (March 24-28; April 14-18 2014).  Pre-camp tasks include researching new games/crafts/activities, helping create a schedule, preparing supplies, and learning the history of the area.  Staff will help create marketing materials for camps and distribute and recruit registrants.

3)      School Programs and Outreach: Staff will work with the Education Coordinator to help run scheduled field trips during the month of January.  Staff will help launch new program, Reinventing the Wheel, which incorporates both History and STEM Common Core practices.  Fieldtrips include both on-site museum tours and in-classroom outreach programs.  Staff will also help Education Coordinator recruit and train education volunteers at a Saturday Training Workshop.

4)      Social Media/Blogging: Staff will brainstorm unique ways to expand our museum audiences through social media – how do we educate digitally?  Staff will research our collections, programming and events and develop creative ways to spread the word through facebook, twitter, tumblr and blogging.

Product: As a final product, part time staff will produce a portfolio for each program/camp they develop, containing written descriptions of each program, including clear curriculum goals (if applicable), lesson/activity plans, and specific museum collections items appropriate to the programs. In addition, all documents should be saved and organized electronically.  Staff should also include a weekly journal or log recording completed tasks, lessons learned, challenges faced, and reflection on museum education in a community setting.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Kelly Palich
Education and Outreach Coordinator

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