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Posted: 01/12/2018

Morven Park
Education / Museum

Once the residence of Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis, the 1000-acre property is home to three museums, a renowned equestrian center, 20 acres of athletic fields, formal gardens, and miles of trails, dedicated to educational and recreational programming and preservation of open space. The Museum Educator will aid in delivering and developing meaningful, interactive and engaging K-12th grade civics education programs and providing guided tours of the Morven Park Museums to the general public. Reaching over 6,000 Loudoun County Public School students a year, the civics programs empower students to know their voice matters, examine current issues relevant to their lives, take responsibility and make an impact.

Museum Educator
Professional Opportunity
Leesburg, VA


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


·         Assist in the development, execution and review of all K-12th grade civics education programs.


·         Conduct research for use in core programmatic areas: civics and history with possible opportunities in preservation and collections.


·         Interpret the site by leading tours of the Davis Mansion and the Winmill Carriage Collection.


·         Aid in Visitor Center management including welcoming visitors, taking admissions, processing gift shop purchases, managing gift shop inventory and maintaining a neat, clean environment.


·         Must be available to work weekends and possibly some holidays.


·         This is considered a full-time position and is eligible for full-time benefits package.




Knowledge & Skills: 


·         Working knowledge of best-practices in guiding student-directed inquiry and ability to differentiate instruction.


·         Understanding of Virginia Standards of Learning, Project Based Learning, 21st Century Learning and other current education pedagogy.


·         Prior experience working with children in an educational capacity.


·         Ability to work in a courteous, professional manner with employees, students, clients, and the general public.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.


·         Ability to work with diverse groups of people.


·         Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


·         Possess a strong attention to detail.


·         Ability to lift 40 pounds, bending, kneeling, stooping, climbing and standing for long periods of time.


Minimum Qualifications:


·         Possession of a Bachelors degree in Education, Museum Studies, History, American Studies, Public History or a related field.


·         Possession of a valid drivers license.


·         Successful pass of background check.

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How to apply
Applications: Submit brief cover letter, resume, and references to Employment@MorvenPark.org.

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