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.