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THIS POSITION IS CLOSED. New Opportunity: Public Programs History Specialist

Updated: Sep 27, 2023


Public Programs History Specialist -- Full-time Tuesday - Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (occasional evening hours)


Position Description: The Public Programs History Specialist spearheads the research, implementation, and evaluation of history programs for children, adults, and families, and implements horticultural and ecology programming for all age groups. This position also assists with general visitor operations.


Responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead, and evaluate youth, family, and adult programming, to include monthly homeschool programs, monthly Colonial Cocktails programs, traveling trunk presentations, and quarterly adult workshops in history and horticulture.

  • Lead interactive school tours of our historic area (including conducting demonstrations of 18th century skills in various weather conditions while wearing 18th century costume).

  • Develop, lead, and evaluate interactive tours of our one-acre historic area, including the two reconstructed buildings and original brick building.

  • Lead interactive tours of and programs in our ten acres of woodland and ornamental gardens for school groups, adult tour groups, and general visitors.

  • Continue to implement and evaluate interpretive plan for the c.1760 William Brown House, maintaining current and adding new interactive elements, updating training manuals, and working with Events, Development, and Facilities to ensure the well-being of the historic building and its collections.

  • Working in conjunction with the Director of Public Programs, assist with planning and implementing annual public events, including meeting with external partners, staffing the event, coordinating volunteers, and assisting with preparation, setup, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Working in conjunction with the Director of Public Programs, assist with training and supervising docent volunteers.

  • Conduct research as needed to answer history inquiries from the general public, members, external scholars, and the London Town organization.

  • Assist with front desk duties and customer service.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • College-level education in the fields of American History, World History, Social Studies education, or similar fields.

  • 4 years of experience working in an informal education setting--or equivalent education and experience.

  • Experience in historic interpretation.

  • Proven experience in successful program development.

  • Experience working with the public and speaking to visitors of all ages, including school and adult groups.

  • Interest in, and ability to learn about, horticulture, gardening, and ecology.

Compensation: $53,000 annually Full-time London Town positions are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Health insurance with 70% of the premium paid by London Town for the employee. Spouse and dependent coverage as well as dental and vision is available at employee's expense.

  • Retirement plan with Foundation contribution.

  • Foundation-paid flexible spending account ($750)

  • 10 days of accrued annual leave and 7 days of personal leave plus paid holidays.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter no later than September 13, 2023 publicprograms@historiclondontown.org. No phone calls, please.



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