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Director of Education

Posted 8 January 2014

Enquiries, application with résumé, to: 
Bill Lynn 
Executive Director, Herreshoff Marine Museum 
401 253-5000, w.lynn@herreshoff.org 

Reports to: Executive Director
Hours per Week: 20


Position Overview:

The Director of Education plans, develops, and administers the educational program of the Museum.  S/he confers with the Chief Operating Officer and the Education Committee to decide scope of programs to be offered.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions*):

~Works with teachers and school administrators to develop and execute field trips and other educational programs for students.

~Works with Bristol Warren and other school system representatives to develop programs that provide useful and enjoyable educational experiences for students, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

~Works with other staff members to plan and present film programs and other special activities.

~Assists the Volunteer Manager in planning and developing training materials and programs for docents, guides and other volunteers.

~Prepares budgets for education programs.

~Assists in the preparation of marketing and other materials for education programs, especially the summer sailing program.

~Executes the student enrollment process for the sailing school and other educational programs.

~Participates in the development of exhibits, particularly with respect to thee educational aspects of the exhibits.

~Plans, recruits speakers for and manages the Museum’s lecture series. 

Supervision Received:

Reports to the Executive Director.
Receives guidance and direction from the Education Committee. 


Supervision Exercised:

Sailing School Director
Shipwright/Mentorship Instructor with regards to mentorship program.  
 

Qualifications & Skills:
 
REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree
Teaching experience 

PREFERRED:

Experience with and interest in sailing
Degree in Museum Science or Museum Education
Experience planning for or teaching to curriculum standards 
 
* To comply with regulations by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in job descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed. The following definition applies: a job function is essential if removal of that function would fundamentally change the job.


Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Volunteer Infrastructure Intern
 
The Volunteer Infrastructure Intern acts as an assistant to the Volunteer Manager. Responsibilities may include volunteer tracking, recruitment, aiding in creating a volunteer newsletter, designing and distributing marketing materials and assisting with miscellaneous special projects. This position requires minimal physical exertion, but may involve some walking, lifting, and time outside in all weather conditions. The ideal candidate would have effective project management skills, ability to multitask, excellent communication skills, initiative, drive, creative flair and flexibility and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and design software. The internship position would take place during the winter semester with a commitment of one or two days a week. The position is unpaid. Please send a cover letter and resume to Jessica Collinge, at j.collinge@herreshoff.org.
 
 
Accounting Intern
 
The Accounting Intern acts as an assistant to the Chief Operating Officer and reports to the Chief Financial Officer.  Responsibilities may include but are not limited to entering annual budget into Quickbooks, processing checks and accounts payable and various other day-to-day data entry. The Accounting Intern must be a Junior or Senior Accounting Major with knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping terminology and practices, automated accounting systems, spreadsheets and database software, general record keeping and filing systems. The position is unpaid and would begin immediately. Please send a cover letter and resume to Lydia Bergeron, Chief Financial Officer, at l.bergeron@herreshoff.org.


Graphic Design Intern
 
The Graphic Design Intern acts as an assistant to the Graphic Design and Marketing Associate.  Each intern will have one semester long project in addition to other smaller projects.  This intern will be responsible to design new marketing materials for our summer sailing school including a brochure and t-shirt.  Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to editing images for use on web and print, drafting, distributing and designing events poster and banners, flyers and brochures to market various Museum programs, performing miscellaneous office duties and assisting with miscellaneous special projects. The ideal candidate will have effective project management skills, ability to multitask, excellent communication skills, initiative, drive, creative flair and flexibility, a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and design software and an ability to work within the aesthetic of the Museum. The internship is unpaid and the intern should be able to commit to 20 hours a week. Please send a cover letter and resume to Svetlana Ivanoff, Graphic Design and Marketing Associate, at s.ivanoff@herreshoff.org.
 
 
Marketing Intern

 
The Marketing and Events Intern acts as an assistant to the Graphic Design and Marketing Associate.  Responsibilities may include but are not limited to organizing and compiling marketing spreadsheets, drafting, designing, editing and distributing events information and flyers, tracking the Museum’s social media, collecting information from Constant Contact, attending local business merchant association meetings and actively promote the Museum, maintaining the Museum’s blog, and collect information on outreach and growth through marketing platforms. The ideal candidate would have effective project management skills, ability to multitask, excellent communication skills, initiative, drive, creative flair and flexibility and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products. The internship is unpaid and the intern should be able to commit to one or two days a week. Please send a cover letter and resume to Svetlana Ivanoff, Graphic Design and Marketing Associate, at s.ivanoff@herreshoff.org​.
 


Volunteer Opportunities

Docents and Educators

Volunteers will guide visitors through the Museum, which contains exhibits, photographs and memorabilia related to the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company; and through the America's Cup Hall of Fame, which has many artifacts and information on the America's Cup competition. Docents escort small and large groups, including school groups, and often work together conducting tours.

Training sessions are available throughout the year, both as a group and on an individual basis. Volunteers will receive training materials and have access to the resources of the Museum's library and archives.
 

Museum Store Assistant

The Museum's gift shop is adjacent to the admissions area and is a lively and interesting place to work. Working in the gift shop provides an opportunity to meet visitors from all over the world. The volunteer would assist the gift shop manager with sales and inventory and help maintain the appearance of the store.

Some knowledge of computers is helpful but not essential. The gift shop has an easy-to-use scanning system. Training will be provided on an individual basis.
 

Boat Keepers

This is an opportunity for volunteers to assist the museum's boat restoration and maintenance staff with their projects, most involving small vintage sailing craft. Project work would include rigging; spar, hull and sail repair; and maintaining the facility and waterfront.

Some knowledge of hand tools is helpful. An interest in classic small craft is desirable. This work is "hands-on".
 

Admissions Desk Assistant

The Admissions Desk Assistant is the first person people meet when they come into the Museum. The person at the desk greets and admits visitors, takes in admissions fees, and provides a general overview of the Museum. The Admissions Desk Assistant has the opportunity to meet visitors from all over the world.

Volunteers must be friendly and like to work with the public. Comfort with computers is helpful for the admissions process. Training is available on an on-going basis for both for groups and at the individual level.
 

Office Assistant

The Museum office is located on the second floor of the main Museum building. Although the Museum is open from May through the end of October, the office is open year-round.  The volunteer would assist in general office work such as answering phones, filing, assisting in mailings, etc.

Good telephone manners and comfort in working with the public are essential. Some knowledge of computers is desirable. Training is available at the individual level.
 

Grounds Assistant

The Museum has several gardens which would appreciate some tender loving care throughout the summer months. Volunteers should have some experience in garden planning and maintenance. Museum staff would assist with heavy work such as bed preparation and watering, but the volunteer would be responsible for planting, weeding and pruning.


Contact

If you would like to learn more about these unique opportunities contact the Museum at (401) 253-5000 or email Jessica Collinge at j.collinge@herreshoff.org

 

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