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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum Director of Education

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on November 4, 2010

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum (SALH) is seeking to fill the position of Director of Education. The ideal applicant will have experience in public archaeology and museum education, and will work with SALH staff and the Lighthouse’s research institution, LAMP, to develop, manage, and implement educational programming based on ongoing maritime and archaeological research.

The position description, qualifications, requirements, and other pertinent information is posted below.

Director of Education Position Description:  The Director of Education is responsible for the overall successful development and implementation of the historic site interpretation of the St. Augustine Lighthouse (SALH) and Lighthouse Archeology Maritime Program (LAMP) sites. All programs and activities will be based on historic research and the museum’s mission statement. Programming, planning and all activities will be in concert with guidelines set in tandem with the Executive Director under established board of trustees’ policies. Responsible for short and long range planning for educational programs; facilitation and supervision of the site’s interpretive team; determination of site-specific interpretive goals; interpretive training and visitor services training; marketing plan for specific educational programs; communication with site supervisors including other Departmental Managers, the Volunteer Coordinator, and any docent, volunteer, staff member or trustee volunteer as needed.

Other duties include assistance as needed with all operations of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum. Will help staff the site on a regular basis, assist with safety programs, and assist with other departmental or operational duties as required.

Qualifications: MA in public history, early childhood education, historic preservation, museum studies, education, history, anthropology/archaeology or related field. BA in appropriate field and three (03) years relevant experience may be substituted for advanced degree. Must be an experienced museum education or public archaeology professional. Grant writing experience preferred. Experience with STEM highly desirable.

Basic computer skills and experience with word processing and database management. Excellent presentation skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Outstanding interpersonal skills, and managerial skills. Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements: The duties above indicate the essential functions of the job. Physical requirements are those present in normal office environment conditions. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable business needs and a modest amount of business travel is required. Must be able to climb the lighthouse tower and perform required duties for periods of 2.5 hours. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable business needs.

Salary is negotiable.

Interested applicants may please send a cover letter and vita/resume to Kyle Worrell at kworrell@staugustinelighthouse.org. You may also contact Mr. Worrell at that email or at 904-829-0745 if you have any additional questions.  More information, including a complete job description, is available at:

http://www.staugustinelighthouse.com/blog/job_opportunities/job_announcement_director_of_e.php

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