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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
www.historiclondontown.org

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.


Responsibilities:


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


Compensation:

  • $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 education@historiclondontown.org.

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 www.historiclondontown.org.



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