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Posted: 05/07/2014

Employer
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is a c. 1784 farmhouse. The farmhouse and a surrounding ½ acre were given to the City in 1916 and opened as a museum. The museum is operated by Parks & Recreation and the Historic House Trust. More details at www.nyc.gov/parks.


Position
Educator
118126
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
New York, NY
Details
 

The full posting may be viewed at http://www.nycgovparks.org/opportunities/jobs

  • Under general supervision, with latitude for independent initiative and judgment, perform responsible work in any phase of community programs; perform assigned tasks to provide necessary community services.
  • Work as one of a staff of two to ensure preservation and maintenance of the historic site and the creation and promotion of its educational programming.
  • Implement existing history based educational programming at the site, including scheduling, tracking and teaching of school programs.
  • Work to nurture relationships with schools and educators and explore opportunities for collaboration.
  • Collaborate on all aspects of public programming including planning, preparation and implementation.
  • Prepare and distribute flyers and distribute calendar through email blasts, website updates and other promotions.
  • Collaborate in recruiting, training and scheduling volunteers and interns.
  • Assist in all aspects of running and maintaining the site, including administrative tasks, regularly scheduled grounds maintenance and housekeeping.
  • Assist in daily museum operations and interact with visitors. Communicate historic information about the site and New York City in a knowledgeable and professional manner.
  • Oversee safety and security of the historic site when Director is not present.

PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

 

  1. Bachelor and/or Master's degree in Museum Education, History or the Humanities.
  2. Demonstrated experience in the development of interpretive and education programs.
  3. Excellent communication and community relations skills.
  4. Spanish language skills highly desirable.
  5. Highly creative, organized and independent.
  6. Ability to work with diverse age ranges, from school groups to adults.
  7. Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  8. Able to lift heavy objects and enjoy working in all kinds of weather.
OPen until
05/16/2014

How to apply
1)Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search 2) Search for Job ID: 118126
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