Job Opening: Education Programs Manager

Job TitleEducation Programs Manager
Reports ToDirector of Education & Interpretation
Employment DatesYear-round, full time; flexible season hours
Status Non-Exempt
Salary Range$16-19/hour, depending on qualifications (Pay Band B), plus a comprehensive benefits package

At this time we are no longer accepting applications for this opening.

Job Purpose

The Education Programs Manager develops, coordinates, and teaches education programs to students and visitors with the goal of ensuring that LCMM delivers year-round, high-quality, audience-centered programming. The position develops after-school, on-site, and off-site education programs, including summer camps, which tie to the Museum’s content areas of history, ecology, and archaeology. The position serves on interpretive teams to develop Museum exhibits and Museum programs that connect to exhibits.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program Development and Delivery
    • Develop and lead new education programs and refine existing Museum programs to align with curriculum standards
    • Manage on- and off-site program logistics and safety
    • Coordinate with partner organizations, including teachers, schools, and others
    • Evaluate program impact on learners
    • Maintain program resources and records
  • On-Site School Visits
    • Coordinate on-site school visits to the Museum, including working directly with teachers and administrators to book, schedule, and coordinate school visits
    • Work with the Director of Education and Interpretation to develop and refine school visit programming, including the Museum’s “1776: American History in the Champlain Valley” and “Paddling Ecology”
    • Lead school visit programming on-site
  • Camps
    • Supervise and manage camp staff; act as camp educator as needed
    • Working with the Director of Education & Interpretation, develop camp content
    • Write camp program descriptions and reports
    • Evaluate camp impact on students
    • Provide images and other media to Marketing Director for social media
  • Exhibit and Program Development
    • Work with exhibit teams to develop new exhibition content and develop museum education programs connected with exhibits
  • Provide support for LCMM’s special events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes

  • Undergraduate degree in education, history, archaeology, ecology or a related field
  • Advanced degree in museum studies, museum education, history, archaeology, science/ecology, or related field preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with public education standards at state and federal levels
  • Experience managing museum programs with complex logistics
  • Experience working with youth through classroom teaching, digital platforms, after school programs, mentoring or youth development programs
  • An interest in boats and navigation, with on-water experience
  • Experience and/or interest in Revolutionary War-era history content preferred
  • On-water education experience, or significant personal expedition experience on water
  • Strong ability to organize and prioritize diverse tasks, including a strong ability to work under the pressure of multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work flexibly in a small office, both independently and as a team-member
  • Research and writing skills
  • Commitment to collaboration
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for Lake Champlain, its history, and its future
  • Access to private transportation
  • CPR, First Aid or Life Guard certification, or willingness to obtain certifications (CPR may be provided by Museum)

Working Conditions

This position may include onsite, offsite, and on-water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions and may include evening and weekend hours.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand and walk on uneven ground and dock surfaces for extended periods of time and lift/haul +50 pounds. 
  • Strong swimming skills required.

How to Apply:

Applications for this opening closed on March 1. At this time we are no longer accepting applications.

Equal Opportunity Employment: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Museum prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.