Museum Educator, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (St. Michaels)

Hiring Organization:
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

City:
St. Michaels

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Museum Educator

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) is dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all. As an educational institution, staff fulfill CBMM’s mission, goals, and vision, working individually and collaboratively to encourage the public’s access to our collections, programs, and resources.

Serving more than 90,000 guests each year, CBMM’s 18 acre campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats, 12 exhibition buildings, and changing special exhibitions, all set in a park-like waterfront setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. The Museum Educator will work with the more than 6,000 students, teachers, and chaperones that annually participate in CBMM’s virtual and in-person immersive programming, exploring the connections between people and the environment in real world contexts.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

The Museum Educator brings to life all of the educational opportunities for school-age programming at CBMM. This position works directly with Chesapeake-region public and private schools, homeschool families, and youth groups to implement programming that supports current state-directed curriculum by grade while expanding students’ knowledge of the history, environment and culture of the Chesapeake Bay Region. As a full-time museum educator, this position will be responsible for effective delivery of all programs, including day-of logistics coordination, and post-program evaluation.

KEY ATTRIBUTES

  • Must be an enthusiastic, adaptable, and effective teacher with experience working with children of various ages in formal or informal learning environments.
  • Experience with environmental, experiential, and/or history education preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with a diverse group of individuals through excellent oral and written communication.
  • Physical ability to work with students on CBMM’s 18-acre campus, exhibits, boats, and docks, in varied weather conditions.
  • A college degree or equivalent experience.
  • Must pass a State and Federal criminal background check.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement in-person and virtual programs for student audiences, including guided tours, hands-on workshops, and virtual lessons
  • Lead Lighthouse Overnight Adventure programs for youth groups on weekends during the fall and spring seasons
  • Work with the Workshop Education Manager and Youth Programs Coordinator to expand opportunities for experiential youth workshops and programs
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of youth programming including the Rising Tide Afterschool Program and STEAM Team
  • Develop pre- and post-visit curricula to complement CBMM school-age programs and tours
  • Assist with other youth programming, including classes, camps, and CBMM festivals, as needed
  • Collaborate with other Education department staff to implement professional development opportunities for classroom, informal, and homeschool educators
  • Work cooperatively with part-time educators, supervisors, and volunteers to ensure an exceptional guest experience for program participants, leading and executing all day-of-program logistics.

COMPENSATION

$34,000 – $37,000 commensurate with skills and experience.

This position is a full-time, non-exempt position with an expected minimum work schedule of 40 hours per week. An average work week will span Wednesday to Sunday and will include evening and overnight programs. This position is not eligible for remote work. All staff are expected to be available to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends.

Full Job Description available here.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to hr@cbmm.org.