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Posted: 02/02/2018

Howard County Maryland
Recreation & Parks

The mission of the Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks is to responsibly manage natural and historic resources; provide excellent parks, facilities and recreation opportunities for the community; and ensure the highest quality of life for current and future generations. The Department of Recreation & Parks strives to deliver recreation and leisure opportunities that will improve the health and well-being of the community and to serve as model stewards of the environment by managing, protecting, and conserving our resources for a sustainable future.

Part Time Living History and Heritage Educator
Professional Opportunity
Ellicott City, MD

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Responsible for the development and implementation of educational programming as it relates to the Living History and Heritage Program in coordination with the Heritage Program & Facilities Manager. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. Position is part time.

DUTIES: Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops and facilitates Heritage education programs for school groups, public programs, outreach programs, group tours, scout groups, homeschoolers, field tours and others as applicable
  • Develops and conducts teacher outreach and workshops to facilitate learning about the history of Howard County and the Heritage sites
  • Develops Heritage programming to meet needs and wants determined through outreach and feedback
  • Develops and supervises service learning projects for high school students
  • Assists with the coordination of projects for interns
  • Assists with scout group and individual Eagle Scout/Silver & Gold Award activities and other similar activities as appropriate
  • Develops community outreach materials for the general public
  • Attends meetings, conferences and workshops pertinent to the management, preservation and educational potential of the Heritage Program
  • Performs clerical duties associated with the administration of the Heritage educational program
  • Assists the Heritage Program & Facilities Manager with other duties as assigned.


Ability to read and follow written instructions, and to work independently.

Ability and willingness to be trained as, and work as needed, as a Heritage docent including some weekends and nights.

Operate a motor vehicle safely in getting to various Heritage sites and the office, also willing and capable of being certified to operate Recreation and Parks vehicles to transport Heritage visitors.

Capable of using a two-way radio, phone, and other Departmental communications media as needed.

Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.

Be trained in and maintain current certification in the use of AE, CPR and First Aid.

Must possess a valid Maryland Class C drivers license.

Must be able to lift 40 pounds.


Bachelors Degree in History, Architectural History, Archaeology, Education or other related field.

Working knowledge of local history, Maryland history, US history needed or willingess to learn fast.

Experience developing and leading similar education programs for students and/or adults.

Demonstrated experience in the conduct of independent historical research to benefit Heritage outreach, workshops and programming.

Ability to use various computer software programs such as Word, Excel, Access, etc.

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, and speak effectively before public groups or employees of an organization.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to Caitlin Chamberlain at cchamberlain@howardcountymd.gov For questions about the position call 410-313-0420.
Caitlin Chamberlain
Phone: 4103130420
Fax: 4103130420
9944 Maryland 108
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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