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This job expired on October 10, 2017

Per-diem Educator Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

  • Date Posted August 11, 2017
  • Location Brooklyn, NY
  • Category Education
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description The Wyckoff Farmhouse (Wyckoff House Museum) is New York City's oldest house, dating back to c. 1652. This remarkable historic structure sits on the 1.5 acre Fidler-Wyckoff park, a New York City Parks site. Designated as the city's first landmark and a National historic landmark, the museum welcomes thousands of visitors each year for school field trips, family days, garden workshops, tours, and community events. The garden includes 16 raised beds for seasonal vegetables and medicinal herbs, as well as fruit and nut trees, wildflowers, roses, native plants, and two bee hives. Job description The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum seeks part-time per-diem Educators to work throughout the 2017-2018 school year. The Educator’s primary responsibility will be to teach one to three history and/or garden based school lessons a week, leading students through New York’s oldest house and structure. Educators use object-based inquiry, storytelling, artifact investigation, and hands-on activities to craft dynamic lessons for each group. Educators are also required to attend at least four professional training per year with Senior Education Staff and outside Teaching Artists, assist at selected large scale museum events and participate in occasional evaluations. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a background in history, agriculture, museum studies, arts and/or education as well as an ability to work flexibly with a team of colleagues. Candidates should possess a B.A in a related field, though candidates with an M.A or working towards an M.A are preferred. Candidates should demonstrate prior experience teaching elementary aged students in a classroom, museum or cultural institution setting.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Teach curriculum-based school programs 1-3 times per a week with an emphasis on colonial life, farming, the Wyckoff family, immigration, African-American enslaved peoples, architecture, and material culture
  • Lead a variety of hands-on activities including quill pen writing, butter churning and sprout planting
  • Partake in Educator trainings and professional development seminars throughout the school year
  • Assist in occasional large scale museum-wide events (held on weekends)

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a background in history, agriculture, museum studies, arts and/or education as well as an ability to work flexibly with a team of colleagues. Candidates should possess a B.A in a related field, though candidates with an M.A or working towards an M.A are preferred. Candidates should demonstrate prior experience teaching elementary aged students in a classroom, museum or cultural institution setting.

Salary: Starting at $50/class session, $15/ hour for trainings and non-teaching hours

Schedule: Educator will teach one to three 90-minute lessons per week during the school year. Lessons are offered between 10am-12pm. Educator must commit to the full 2018-19 school year, running from mid-September 2018 to mid-June 2019, with summer availability to facilitate summer school and camp groups a plus. Additional work may include some weekend dates based on the successful candidate’s availability. Compensation this position is : contract Application instructions
This job expired on October 10, 2017
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