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Museum Education Coordinator

11 Feb 2022 11:48 AM | Patrick Cutter

The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry Department of Dental Public Health (NMD) is seeking applications for a full-time Museum Education Coordinator. NMD is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and is renowned for its collection of dental treasures. The museum opened in 1996 and was declared the official museum of the dental profession by the United States Congress in 2003. Our 7,000+ square feet of exhibition space offer visitors an extraordinary array of historic artifacts and interactive exhibitions that celebrate the history of dentistry and inspire people to make healthy choices about oral health. The museum’s 40,000 object collection of dental instruments, furniture, and artwork is one of the most important and oldest in the world. A substantial portion of the core collection traces its roots to the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, the world’s first college of dentistry, founded in 1840.

NMD is recruiting for a Museum Education Coordinator. The Museum Education Coordinator is needed to support the day-to-day operations of the museum with a focus on education and outreach programming including the development and execution of educational programs, fundraising opportunities related to educational programming, and community outreach.

UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes:  paid leave package consists of: 10 days annual leave, up to 15 days of sick leave, 3 personal days and holiday leave in accordance with those observed by the University.

Should you accept this offer, you will receive; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinates educational programs and activities, school and community outreach initiatives, internships and volunteer opportunities, and creation of educational content based on the museum’s collection and resources.
  • Coordinates with museum staff to develop, design, implement, and improve exhibitions and exhibition content to facilitate learning opportunities.
  • Corresponds with other institutions, organizations, and societies as a representative of the museum as necessary to facilitate public outreach.
  • Supports fundraising efforts of the museum.
  • Supports the Changing Faces program and grant-related projects as necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned.






Education: Bachelor’s in History, Museum Studies, Education, or related field. Master’s degree or working towards a master’s preferred.  The successful candidate will be an emerging professional that possess strong written and verbal communication skills and is familiar with current museum education and public programming practices, and a willingness to participate in fundraising/grant-writing preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work indpendently and within a team setting
  • Basic understanding of museum educational practices
  • Basic understanding of the dental field, its terminology, and the health sciences preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

This is a 12-month grant-funded position, with the opportunity for renewal upon completion of the grant term.  Interested applicants should go to the University of Maryland Job Portal to apply. Please submit a resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three professional references with contact information.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, for any part of the employment process, please contact us at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.




: Faculty


: School of Dentistry - National Museum of Dentistry

Job Posting


Feb 7, 2022


: $36,000
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