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Job Title:         Museum Educator / Docent

Hours:             Flexible and intermittent depending on program schedule, Wednesday through Friday,

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (September – June), occasional weekend hours.

Salary:            $11/hour, or on a volunteer basis

Begins:            as soon as possible

Summary: The Maryland Historical Society is seeking part-time Museum Educators (Docents) to deliver onsite interactive tours and workshops for both K-12 students and adult groups. These are flexible, intermittent positions that are scheduled primarily Wednesday through Friday, with occasional weekend hours. Work will be assigned according to the schedule of requested programs, which is usually heaviest from October to November and March to May. Occasionally, additional opportunities are available for work with non-school groups, summer programs, and public programs. We are seeking candidates who have an interest in history, enjoy working with the public (especially elementary and middle school students and senior adults), and feel comfortable speaking to groups. Training will be provided.

This is a paid position ($11/hour), but candidates may elect to volunteer their services or work for college credit instead.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in and some knowledge of U.S. history, especially Maryland
  • Interest in working with students, experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students of varied ages and backgrounds
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Experience in museums desired
  • Willingness to learn and effectively deliver multiple programs
  • Ability to manage groups of students and adults
  • Willingness to take direction and work in cooperation with other museum teachers

 

To apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Education Department

Maryland Historical Society

201 West Monument Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

 

Or you may email to: jfrieman@mdhs.org

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