Glencairn Museum, located in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time Education Assistant to join its Education Department beginning August 1, 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for and ability to educate students of all ages through the interpretation of material objects.
Glencairn Museum is part of the Academy of the New Church and is affiliated with the General Church of the New Jerusalem (newchurch.org), a Christian denomination based on the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg. The mission of Glencairn Museum is to engage a diverse audience with the common human endeavor to find higher meaning and purpose in our lives. This is achieved by recognizing universal spiritual concepts expressed in religious beliefs and practices around the world—past and present—through the interpretation of art, artifacts, and other cultural expressions of faith. A special focus of the Museum is to preserve and interpret art and artifacts that illustrate New Church beliefs and practices. Glencairn is seeking applicants who are committed to the Museum’s mission and values. For more information about Glencairn Museum and its mission, please visit glencairnmuseum.org/about-us
As much of the education programming closely follows the academic year, duties and responsibilities can vary seasonally.
- $38,000-$44,000 yearly salary
- Full-time, exempt, benefits eligible
- Reports to Educational Programs Manager
- Teaching education programs to K-12 school and homeschool groups.
- Assisting with the daily, weekly, and annual creation and preparation of program materials.
- Assisting with ongoing program development, review, and assessment.
- Assisting in the development and execution of annual events for families and students.
- Providing general support and assistance to the Educational Programs Manager.
Personal and Professional Requirements
- Employees of Glencairn Museum are expected to uphold the mission, principles, and polices of the Academy of the New Church; support the mission of Glencairn Museum; and follow all Museum policies and guidelines.
- B.A. or B.S. in education, museum studies, art history, world religion, or related field, or experience in museum education required.
- Passion and enthusiasm for education through material objects.
- Strong presentation and interpersonal skills, including ability to engage students of all ages (K-12) as well the general public.
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, while also being self-motivated and self-sufficient on individual projects.
- Ability to master breadth of content.
- Ability to maintain a calm presence.
- Flexibility and adaptability when engaging children with objects, ultimately creating a positive experience for all children.
- Strong organizational skills while demonstrating the ability to remain fluid and flexible.
- Interest in further education and/or professional training in museum education.
- Occasional weekend and evening work.
- Ability to move and carry educational materials to setup and deliver programming.
- Valid driver’s license required as some programming will require traveling off site using a Museum vehicle.
- Current Pennsylvania background checks including:
- Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
- Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
- Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)
How to Apply
An important part of our interview process is understanding why this position and our mission particularly resonated with you, so even if you feel that you don't check every box or meet every requirement above, please still consider applying. Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter including a discussion of their interest in and ability to contribute to Glencairn Museum’s mission through educational programs, and contact information for three references to Amy Glenn at email@example.com. The application deadline is May 31.
Amy Glenn, Educational Programs Manager