Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Employment Opportunity: Lewes Historical Society

Director of Education

The Lewes Historical Society seeks a dynamic, energetic and history-loving Director of Education.  You’ll be the first to hold this position meaning you’ll have the opportunity to help shape programming from the get-go and will join other professional staff members in promoting the Society, its mission and helping others understand, appreciate and learn from Lewes’s rich heritage.

You’ll develop interpretive strategies and create new, original, multi-disciplinary educational programs that highlight the rich Society collection and meet the needs of diverse new and existing audiences.  Our collections and Lewes’s heritage allow us to draw from the arts, humanities and the sciences to create and develop interesting educational programs which will increase access and relevance of LHS collections and campus for school audiences locally, and statewide. You'll also manage, train and mentor docents, volunteers, and interns. And you'll build relationships and collaborate with like-minded community organizations. Time will be spent working with staff and volunteers to ensure that tours, programs, exhibits and events work in harmony with educational goals of the Society.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must as is a willingness to be creative and to work as a key member of a small organization to deepen understanding, appreciation and meaningful engagement with LHS and Lewes's history; of course, we expect you'll help out with different tasks as needed.  A BA and/or MA in Museum Studies, Education or History is required and 2-3 years of education experience in a museum setting would be helpful.  We use Microsoft products so familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential.

Lewes, Delaware is located at the mouth of Delaware Bay near Delaware’s Atlantic beaches.  It is known as the First Town in the First State and is located in lovely southern Delaware just two and half hours from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore.  The Society, with over 1,000 members, is an active part of our community and hosts numerous programs and events year-round, maintains significant collections and 12 historic properties at four locations in Lewes.
Please email cover letter and resume to, subject: Educator Search; or mail to
The Lewes Historical Society
Attn: Educator Search
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, Delaware 19958

No phone calls please; The Lewes Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.