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Program Director-Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

  • 14 May 2021 9:26 AM
    Message # 10502496

                                      Program Director

    Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is seeking an individual for  the position of Program Director.  This person would report to our site’s Board of Directors and be responsible for helping create and implement education and other programming for school groups and the general public. 
    • Develop and operate a school education program in line with the mission of Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
    •   Create and support delivery of outreach educational programs for the community.
    • Manage Summer Camp programming and staff
    •  Develop and support programming for special events including fundraising events
    • Work with our site’s Events Committee to create and facilitate weekend programming for the public
    • Work with the Administrative Director to create material for marketing programming to the community
    • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise education staff.  Supervise the Education Coordinator in day-to-day delivery of programming
    • Create continuing education program for education staff.  Inform staff and volunteers of relevant continuing education opportunities. Schedule, promote and attend off season field trips, seminars, and workshops.  Seek funding for interpreters and volunteers to attend symposiums and conferences.  Manage delivery of fire safety, first aid, CPR programs to education staff and volunteers
    • Work with Administrative Director to order supplies for education program and camp
    • Ensure that applicable sections of the Policies and Procedures Handbook are up to date
    • Attend Board Meetings and Executive committee meetings as requested; report on status of education program (finances and attendance), progress on new program creation.  For the annual board meeting and for the Plantation’s annual report, use these reports to develop an annual report on the year’s education program, including figures for summer camp.  Prepare an education budget
    • Maintain relationships and work with other institutions in partnership to develop joint programming
    • Work with Historic Skills Coordinator and Farm Manager to help train staff on developing proficiency and ability to teach skills necessary to run 18th century farm
    • Work with the Research Committee to translate new material into educational programming
    • Work with the Grant Manager to seek and obtain  grant opportunities for education and programming
    • Report to the Board President and is supported by the Administrative Director, Historic Skills Coordinator, Farm Manager,  Education Coordinator and volunteer staff
    • Create and implement system to obtain feedback from schoolteachers to evaluate usefulness of programming
    • Help manage and supervise college interns or special project students
    • Observe and evaluate education staff
    • Monitor scholarship funds for Education, award scholarships to underprivileged schools that fit our criteria (Title I),  track each scholarship grant’s purpose and schools awarded

    Requirements and Desirable Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree in history or Education with experience in history museum sites
    • Demonstrated ability to create and sustain educational programming (on site, summer camp and outreach)
    •  Must work well with a young audience and have experience in presenting and supervising hands-on group programs
    • Excellent intrapersonal, verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Must possess familiarity and comfort with technology and Microsoft Office in order to conduct research, compile data and otherwise fulfill duties
    • Museum and or teaching experience preferred
    • Demonstrated background in living history interpretation and/or education desirable
    • Experience in virtual programming desirable
    • Pennsylvania Criminal Background and Child Abuse clearances required
    • Must be able to bend, stoop and lift thirty pounds.  Some outside work is involved.
    • Wearing historic apparel at times is required
    • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required

    Salary is $34,000

    Please send resume to info@colonialplantation.org

    Last modified: 14 May 2021 9:31 AM | Anonymous member
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