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Posted: 07/30/2020

Putnam History Museum
Education and Public Programming

The Putnam History Museum (established in 1906) is located in Cold Spring, New York. The mission of the PHM is to collect, preserve, interpret, and present the history of Putnam County, Philipstown, the West Point Foundry, and the Hudson Highlands. Through exhibitions, programs, and events, the museum uses its collections to engage the community with the vibrant history of our region, and to foster greater understanding of the role it has played in the growth of our nation.

Project Manager (Museum Education & Public Programming)
Professional Opportunity
Cold Spring, NY
Open Until

The Putnam History Museum is seeking a temporary museum educator to serve as the project manager for a National Endowment for the Humanities grant-funded project.

The Project Manager will:

-          Assist the PHM staff in implementing outdoor exhibitions for museum visitors to experience in the Fall of 2020.

-          Create virtual learning resources to complement the outdoor exhibitions. These resources will be used by teachers, students, and the general public.

-          Create and implement 2-3 outdoor and socially distant public educational programs

The position is for 25 to 30 hours per week. Competitive hourly wage determined by experience. Position will begin immediately and will end December 31, 2020.

Project Background:

In order to promote the advancement of humanities programming during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PHM will create several outdoor and online programming initiatives for museum visitors to enjoy and learn from at their own socially distant space, pace, and time. The PHMs Socially Distant Outdoor and Online Programming Initiative will have four main components: 1) Creation of rotating outdoor exhibitions on the museums grounds 2) Digital content that will be accessible via the PHMs website to complement these exhibitions (content will also be available via social media channels) 3) Outdoor public educational programming (when social distancing guidelines permit) 4) Educational components that will be utilized by teachers and students in the Fall of 2020.

This temporary, grant-funded position will begin as soon as possible and will end December 31, 2020.


Bachelors/Masters in public history, education, museum studies, history, or related fields.

Applicants with relevant course work and demonstrated experience will also be considered.

Experience with Microsoft Office, WordPress (or similar), Social Media, and Constant Contact (or similar).

How to apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to Cassie Ward, PHM Executive Director, at director@putnamhistorymuseum.org by August 15th.
Cassie Ward
Phone: 8452654010
Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut Street

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