Thursday, January 16, 2014

Seeking a Full-Time Educator

Do you love history?

Do you love working with children?

The Museum of the Grand Prairie is advertising for a Full-Time Educator to teach formal history-based programs for school groups, after-school programs, and other community groups.  We see between 6,000-8,000 students annually, and the demand continues to grow for programming. 

Here is the full job description:

TITLE: Education Program Specialist, Museum/Education
DUTIES: The Education Program Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing, and leading the formal history-based education programs for the Museum of the Grand Prairie.  Responsibilities include working with administrators and teachers at the elementary and secondary school level to develop links between the museum’s collections and the school curriculum.  These responsibilities will include other groups such as home schools, scout troops, summer camps and after school programs that request programs throughout the year.  The Educator is also responsible for the supervision of volunteers assisting in the educational program and for working with other Departmental staff to promote a general awareness of the Museum and Education Department facilities as educational and cultural resources in this area; collaborating with the Director and Curator on the development, revision and approval of interpretive themes, exhibit-related hands-on activities and a formal education program for area schools and related groups; responsible for developing a long range plan and for the implementation and coordination of these programs; collaborating with the Director on the development and approval of outreach materials for use by area schools and related groups.
• Bachelor’s degree required. B.A/B.S in Education and/or certification as an Illinois teacher is preferred.  Background in American history/material culture is also preferred.
• Must be able to demonstrate experience teaching children in some capacity.
• Good oral and written communication skills essential and must demonstrate good safety awareness and judgment.
• Microsoft Office Applications experience and the ability to develop web-based content.

All applications or inquiries should be referred to:
Champaign County Forest Preserve District
Attn: Mary Beck
P.O. Box 1040
Mahomet, IL 61853

To apply, please submit the following:
1.      Formal letter of application indicating reasons you desire to be a candidate.
2.      Current resume that includes, but is not limited to, educational background, employment history (including dates of employment) as it relates to the qualifications noted herein.
3.      Three professional references with complete names, addresses and contact information.

Closing Date February 10, 2014

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