Careers

Museum Educator

Posted: 06/30/2021

The Museum Educator will assist with the conceptualization and implementation of educational programs, experiences, and materials for the new museum in advance of its opening, imagining and implementing engaging, historically rich audience experiences. Your responsibilities will include creative program development and implementation; planning, experimenting and iterating new programmatic experiences; volunteer management and training; collaborating with adult, teen, family and school audiences; establishing relationships with community and national Jewish organizations and Jewish thought leaders. The museum’s programs will encourage visitors to connect, reflect and act: connect across families and diverse communities, reflect on the relevance of history to today and act on behalf of their communities and values. Experiences will build on the Museum’s extensive archive of stories about Jewish Washington, as well as our collection of objects, photographs, documents, and oral histories.

You are our ideal candidate if you are an energetic risk-taker who is flexible, comfortable working outside of the box and wildly creative. You are a self-starter with fresh ideas about interpreting local and national history, and love storytelling, museums and audience engagement. You have a passion for planning, facilitating and moderating discussions with pluralistic points of view.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, pilot, and evaluate programs in preparation for the museum’s opening
  • Facilitate programs for a range of audiences before and after opening
  • Develop and grow relationships with community and national partners and leaders
  • Work with the operations team to develop a training and management system for museum public-facing volunteers
  • Lead the transition of Teen Council into a Teen Leadership Program
  • Create supplemental education materials for in person and digital learning, as well as for our Community Action Lab
  • Work with DC tour guide and tourism organizations to promote museum visits

Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience in informal education settings; Jewish experiential education is a plus
  • Facilitation experience highlighting diversity and inclusion concepts, and negotiating a range of ideas and identities
  • Familiarity with national Jewish organizations and critical issues
  • Experience addressing antisemitism and other civil rights issues
  • Ability to design program goals and outcomes, differentiate between education modalities, and evaluate program outcomes
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creative problem solving – things may not always go according to plan, but you understand that ambiguity is part of developing great new opportunities, and you learn from past experience.
  • Familiarity with and passion for working with adults, teens, children and intergenerational audiences
  • Strong project management and communication skills with a variety of stakeholders
  • Night and weekend work required

Salary & Benefits

The total package for this position, including salary and benefits, is $46,000. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume in pdf format addressed to Stephany Fry to info@capitaljewishmuseum.org before midnight on July 25, 2021. 

 

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. CJM encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume in pdf format addressed to Stephany Fry to info@capitaljewishmuseum.org before midnight on July 25, 2021.