Do you enjoy teaching history as a hands-on interactive subject? The Erie Maritime Museum is looking for an experienced educator to develop and oversee the museum’s educational programs, integrating the museum’s shore-based activities and exhibits with the waterborne sailing programs of the US Brig Niagara and the Lettie G. Howard.
A ship’s deck has often been the stage for intense drama, set against a backdrop of awesome scenery. The US Brig Niagara is a replica War of 1812 warship, operated as a US Coast Guard inspected Sailing School Vessel. The restored 1893 fishing schooner Lettie G. Howard is also a Sailing School Vessel. These ships sail from the berth at the Erie Maritime Museum, the Niagara on voyages of several weeks, the Lettie G. Howard on short day sails. Our goal is to introduce new audiences to the region’s maritime history through the development of new interactive exhibits and programs for the museum and its sailing ships. The educator is shore-based but will be expected to sail occasionally. Prior sailing experience is not required, willingness to learn is.
The Educator will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of museum education and visitor services operations for the museum, developing interpretive programs for the museum and the ships for visitors of all ages. The Educator will train museum staff and volunteers in interpretive techniques and customer service skills. Planning and implementing programs both indoors and outdoors, and ensuring outstanding visitor experiences, are key to the work of this position. The Educator assists with public relations activities, manages intern and student workers, and assists with the preparation of various types of museum plans.
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Closing date July 19, 2018.