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Now Hiring:

Job Title: Education Coordinator

Organization: Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073
Salary: $12.00/hour
Start date: May 2021
Time Commitment: The Education Coordinator is an hourly employee who works primarily from March through November, although hours beyond that time frame for pre-season training and off-season outreaches are possible. Work hours may be on-site or off-site.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an 18th century living history farm featuring heritage breed animals, period-appropriate crops, and five historic buildings preserved to represent a typical mid-size colonial property. The Plantation has a robust educational program that welcomes 9,000+ school students and 100+ summer campers each year. The Education Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that students and teachers visiting the Plantation have wonderful hands-on experiences by providing excellent customer service, superb organizational preparedness, and impeccably trained and friendly program staff. The Education Coordinator will also work as part of a team to plan and execute our sold-out summer camps during the months of June, July and August. Weekend scout programs, birthday parties and offsite Outreach programs will also fall under the Education Coordinator’s responsibility.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Weekday Field Trips: The Education Coordinator is responsible for staffing programs and being onsite to greet the schools and ensure that activities run smoothly.
•Summer Camps: In the months of June, July and August, the Plantation runs five weeks of summer camps. The Education Coordinator will work as part of a team to develop activities and programming for each camp week, and to ensure that camps are staffed with appropriate educators.
• Scout Programs and Birthday Parties: The Plantation is occasionally asked to run scout programs and birthday parties, typically on weekends. The Education Coordinator is expected to staff and supervise the running of these events.
• Education Coordinator is expected to identify, hire and train educational program staff, and to ensure that their clearances and (with the help of the Historic Skills Coordinator) their interpretive knowledge is up to date.
• The Education Coordinator is encouraged to create and implement new programs.
• The Education Coordinator is expected to work as part of a team, including (but not limited to) the Farm Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Historic Skills Coordinator, Administrative Director and Program Director.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Strong interest in, and familiarity with, Pennsylvania and eighteenth century American history is a plus. College coursework in American history preferred.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule that may occasionally include evenings and weekends.
• Maintain a professional appearance and decorum, which must include willingness to wear period appropriate attire and maintain a historically accurate appearance.
• Ability to create for and deliver programs to diverse audiences. Comfort with public speaking is a must.
• Reliable attendance and punctuality is expected and required, as is reliable transportation.
• Must be able to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team.
• Must be able to adapt quickly and seamlessly to a fast-paced and changeable client experience.
• Knowledge of museum education and/or secondary education a plus.
• Work can be physically demanding. Ability to lift 40 lbs, be outside in all kinds of weather, and navigate rough terrain is expected.
• A criminal background check, FBI fingerprint clearance, child abuse clearance is a requirement for employment. Candidate will be expected to become First Aid/CPR/AED certified.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: Carolyn Nash, Administrative Director, at info@colonialplantation.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.

Now Hiring:
Job Title: Program Director

Organization: Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
Location: 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073
Salary: $34,000
Start date: May 2021

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is seeking an individual for the position of Program Director. This person would report to our site’s Board of Directors and be responsible for helping create and implement education and other programming for school groups and the general public.

• Develop and operate a school education program in line with the mission of Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
• Create and support delivery of outreach educational programs for the community.
• Manage Summer Camp programming and staff
• Develop and support programming for special events including fundraising events
• Work with our site’s Events Committee to create and facilitate weekend programming for the public
• Work with the Administrative Director to create material for marketing programming to the community
• Recruit, hire, train, and supervise education staff. Supervise the Education Coordinator in day-to-day delivery of programming
• Create continuing education program for education staff. Inform staff and volunteers of relevant continuing education opportunities. Schedule, promote and attend off season field trips, seminars, and workshops. Seek funding for interpreters and volunteers to attend symposiums and conferences. Manage delivery of fire safety, first aid, CPR programs to education staff and volunteers
• Work with Administrative Director to order supplies for education program and camp
• Ensure that applicable sections of the Policies and Procedures Handbook are up to date
• Attend Board Meetings and Executive committee meetings as requested; report on status of education program (finances and attendance), progress on new program creation. For the annual board meeting and for the Plantation’s annual report, use these reports to develop an annual report on the year’s education program, including figures for summer camp. Prepare an education budget
• Maintain relationships and work with other institutions in partnership to develop joint programming
• Work with Historic Skills Coordinator and Farm Manager to help train staff on developing proficiency and ability to teach skills necessary to run 18th century farm
• Work with the Research Committee to translate new material into educational programming
• Work with the Grant Manager to seek and obtain grant opportunities for education and programming
• Report to the Board President and is supported by the Administrative Director, Historic Skills Coordinator, Farm Manager, Education Coordinator and volunteer staff
• Create and implement system to obtain feedback from schoolteachers to evaluate usefulness of programming
• Help manage and supervise college interns or special project students
• Observe and evaluate education staff
• Monitor scholarship funds for Education, award scholarships to underprivileged schools that fit our criteria (Title I), track each scholarship grant’s purpose and schools awarded


Requirements and Desirable Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in history or Education with experience in history museum sites
• Demonstrated ability to create and sustain educational programming (on site, summer camp and outreach)
• Must work well with a young audience and have experience in presenting and supervising hands-on group programs
• Excellent intrapersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Must possess familiarity and comfort with technology and Microsoft Office in order to conduct research, compile data and otherwise fulfill duties

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: Carolyn Nash, Administrative Director, at info@colonialplantation.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.






Phone
610.566.1725

Mailing Address
PO Box 158
Gradyville, PA 19039

GPS Address
3900 North Sandy Flash Dr
Newtown Square, PA 19073

General Email
info@colonialplantation.org



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