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Public Programs Administrator, Historic London Town and Gardens

28 Oct 2021 11:55 AM | Anonymous

Public Programs Administrator
Historic London Town and Gardens
Edgewater, MD

The Public Programs Administrator spearheads the research, implementation, and evaluation of the NEH-funded William Brown House Reinterpretation grant. Additionally, they will design, implement, and evaluate programs for youth, families, and adults in history and horticulture.


Working in conjunction with the Director of Public Programs, this person will:

  • Conduct research into best practices regarding hands-on interpretation, as well as interpretation of lesser-known histories.

  • Review HLTG’s existing interpretive plan for the William Brown House and bring it to meet these best practices.

  • Implement the new interpretive plan including: researching & writing interpretive signage, overseeing procurement of material culture, training staff and docents in new materials, as well as best practices in in-person interpretation, working interdepartmentally with the Collections, Development, and Facilities departments.

Additionally, this person will:

  • Develop, lead, and evaluate youth, family, and adult programming, including: monthly homeschool program, monthly adult Colonial Cocktails program, seasonal school tour program, quarterly adult workshops in history and horticulture.

  • Lead interactive tours of and programs in our Historic Area (including one original colonial tavern and two reconstructions) and our 10 acres of wooded and ornamental gardens

  • Assist with front desk duties and customer service

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 5 years of experience working in an informal education setting

  • Experience in historic house interpretation

  • Proven experience in successful program development

  • College-level education in the fields of American History, World History, or Social Studies Education

  • Interest in, and ability to learn about, horticulture, gardening, and ecology.

Duration of Position:

This is a grant-funded position, not to exceed 12 months. There is the possibility to extend indefinitely if this person is a good fit for London Town’s public programs needs moving into the future.

Work Schedule:

Tuesday - Saturday

Reports to:

Director of Public Programs


  • $40,000 annually

  • Retirement plan and Foundation match

  • Foundation-paid flexible spending account ($750)

  • Ability to buy into the Foundation’s group health insurance and supplementary insurance plans

  • 10 days of accrued annual and 7 days of personal leave each year plus paid holidays

How to Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to

Open until filled, job to begin January 4, 2022.

About Historic London Town and Gardens

Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, MD is a 23-acre museum and gardens operated by the London Town Foundation (501c3 nonprofit) on behalf of Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks. Learn more at

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