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Posted: 06/03/2015

Oneida Community Mansion House

Once home to the utopian Oneida Community (1848-1880), this 93,000 sq. ft. National Historic Landmark houses a museum with permanent and changing exhibitions, residential apartments, overnight lodging, a restaurant, and banquet and meeting space. The wheelchair accessible site is open year-round for self- and guided tours, excluding major holidays. 200 acres include century-old trees, historic gardens and grounds, and the nearby Oneida Community Golf Course.

Museum Educator
Professional Opportunity
Oneida, NY

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Museum Educator is responsible for maintaining and developing a variety of programs for children, adults and families. Part of a four-person administrative staff team, the Educator has the opportunity to work on a diverse array of projects and activities.


Develop, schedule and implement on-site and outreach school programs including Children of the Mansion House, meeting the 4th grade curriculum, and Utopian Window on Nineteenth Century America, for college and AP U.S. History Students.

Develop family programs, including hands-on components to exhibitions

Train and supervise tour guides and conduct tours as needed

Pursue outreach/education activities designed to promote visitorship and to bring the organizations message and resources to the community

Assist with the Historic Preservation Initiative

Plan and implement the Adult Enrichment Series

Promote and participate in the Speakers Bureau

Attend Education and Public Service Committee meetings

Prepare/update tour materials, brochures, maps

Oversee the audio narration and On-Cell components of self-guided tours

Other duties as assigned


Previous experience desired.

Bachelors Degree in a related field; Masters Degree is preferred.

Must be creative and have the ability to design innovative mission-related programs and events for diverse audiences.

Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and reflect a polished, professional demeanor in a variety of situations.

Must have demonstrated ability to manage large events.

Understanding of best practices in museum education.

Ability to supervise volunteers.

Ability to work independently and responsibly as well as part of a team.

Some evening and weekend work

Strong skills with Microsoft Office suite

Valid drivers license

Ability to lift at least 30 lbs and walk up and down multiple stairs

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Send cover letter and resume to Patricia A. Hoffman, Executive Director.
Patricia Hoffman
Phone: 315-363-07454
170 Kenwood Avenue
Oneida, NY 13421

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