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Education Coordinator - Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village - Amherst, NY

  • 02 Dec 2015 3:46 PM
    Message # 3671512
    ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Education Coordinator
    Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
    Amherst, NY

    Job Description:

    Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV) is currently seeking a part-time Education Coordinator to help fulfill our mission: “To preserve and interpret the story of Buffalo Niagara for the people of today and the community of tomorrow.”

    BNHV seeks a self-motivated, highly-organized Education Coordinator to assist in creation, coordination, and facilitation of historic educational programs. Programs include, but are not limited to: field trip workshops, living history, day camps, Scout programs, living history, cultural events, off-site programs, outreach events, and public programs. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • The Education Coordinator implements the overall operation of the Education Department, fulfilling the planning, development, coordination, and implementation of museum education programs, activities, and events.
    • Teach and facilitate workshops, programs, and events including preparation, set-up and cleanup.
    • Ability to modify programs in response to age and ability of participants as well as comments from visitors, performance review, and/or program evaluation.
    • Coordinate, plan, and schedule educational programs.
    • Has the ability to inspire and motivate volunteers to become connected with BNHV and to help fulfill the mission.
    • Oversee administrative aspects of programs including volunteer scheduling and preparation, registration and scheduling.
    • Create school programs that align with NYS Common Core Curriculum and NYS Regents Standards.
    • Assist in the development of new programs and department initiatives.
    •  Participate in fulfilling BNHV’s educational vision and goals as they relate to exhibits, program planning, outreach efforts, living history, events, and other educational activities.
    • Promote a positive interest in history, art, science, and cultural activities by being an enthusiastic role model and facilitating learning.
    • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as required.
    • All other duties as assigned.


    • College degree in Education, Child Development, Recreation, History or equivalent experience. Masters’ Degree a plus.
    • Teaching experience utilizing effective classroom management skills.
    • Ability to communicate audibly and clearly in informal classroom or field setting and quickly assess success of teaching techniques and able to keep group focused and attentive.
    • Experience with design and facilitation of programs for all audiences and abilities.
    • Experience developing curriculum or lesson plans.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to travel to off-site program locations and transport teaching support materials as needed.
    • Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other office programs.
    • Ability and desire to work with the diverse populations and communities.

    Application Procedure:

    To be considered for this position, please send cover letter, résumé and a three references to:

    E-mail: hschmidt@bnhv.org

    Subject Line: Education Coordinator

    Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
    3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
    Amherst, NY 14228

    Last modified: 02 Dec 2015 3:55 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

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