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Posted: 08/25/2017

Historic Ships in Baltimore
Education and Interpretation

Historic Ships in Baltimore represent one of the most impressive collections of military vessels in the world. Located within easy walking distance of each other, four ships and a lighthouse exhibit life at sea from the mid-19th century to the mid-1980's. Experience "hands-on encounters with history" through tours, special events, live cannon firings, educational programs and more!

Museum Educator
Professional Opportunity
Baltimore, MD

About the position:

Both full and part-time positions are available. The full-time museum educator will begin as a part-time, hourly position that is a benefit-non-eligible position with the Museums Interpretive and Educational staff. The part-time educator works less than 30/wk, as an average, but during many weeks may be assigned as much 30- 40 hrs. /wk.; rarely, there may also be no weekly hours assigned during certain weeks of the slow season. After a 90-day probationary period, eligible educators are assigned full-time status by having requisite experience and passing their qualifications. Full-time educators work a weekly average of 30 hrs. or more year-round, and are entitled to company benefits. A Museum Educator assists with and supervises special events, day programs, and overnight activities; learns and provides public presentations, tours, day programs, and overnight activities. A Museum Educator who attains the rating of Chief works closely with and supervises Ship's Crew members to develop their ability to learn and deliver presentations and to become more effective museum employees. A Chief Educator will also supervise and manage education day-programs, overnight programs, and serve as the lead crewperson during special event staffing. Chief Educators can be full or part-time. All Museum Educators maintain and wear a replica period enlisted uniform and assist with and supervise the completion of daily clean-up, preventive maintenance, and curatorial preservation in the museum and on board the ships.

Job requirements: 

Flexibility and availability for working weekends and museum overnight camp-out programs is a must. An applicant must have completed at least one full year of college in history, museum studies, art history, or a related field. Relevant experience will substitute for college study. Museum Educators must be able to do all manner of physical activities associated with boarding and departing the sites, working outdoors sometimes during inclement weather conditions, and they must be physically capable of moving quickly through the ships and performing all tasks associated with emergency procedures. Educators may be required to shovel snow from the piers and the ship weather decks and gangways. Educators will commonly work catered events that will require working late, often until after midnight, as well as overnight programs which may require working through the night. During overnight programs, educators will spend the night on the ship to which assigned or, in the case of Constellation overnights, the museum building.

Additionally, we need staff immediately. Therefore, positions will be prioritized for those who can start within 3 weeks of interviewing.


$10 - $12 /hr. Pay starts at $10/hr. Upon completion of their training, base pay increases to $12/hr. Museum Educators also receive an additional 10-20% pay bonus for overnight work and 10% additional pay when serving as a Chief Educator. All educators are entitled to workers compensation; paid birthday; paid day of jury duty; and life insurance. Upon reaching Full-time status, educators become eligible for all company insurance benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), workers compensation; paid birthday; health & dental insurance; life insurance, and paid day of jury duty.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Amy Ferguson at aferguson@historicships.org
Amy Ferguson
Phone: 4103963453
301 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

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