Education Programs Specialist

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Education Programs Specialist


TITLE: Education Programs Specialist
EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Exempt, Salaried / Full-Time (based on 40 hours/week)
COMPENSATION RANGE: $43,000 – $45,000 (commensurate with experience)
POSTING DATE: June 28, 2022
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Education and Interpretation

POSITION SUMMARY: The Education Programs Specialist is a new position in the Department of Education and Interpretation at Historic Annapolis (HA). The Specialist will be responsible for researching, developing, implementing, and participating in new and innovative educational programs and activities centered on HA sites’
interpretive content and themes. The Specialist will work alongside a mission-oriented team of individuals who are committed to creating and delivering high-quality educational programming for our organization. In this position, the Specialist is responsible for all aspects of HA’s public education programs and activities at HA sites, to include the Museum of Historic Annapolis, the William Paca House and Garden, the James Brice House, Hogshead, and the Waterfront Warehouse.

This position is an exceptional opportunity for a talented individual to grow professionally as a part of an impactful organization that has become increasingly visible in Annapolis the past several years, making connections with our past to envision a better future for the entire community. Our newest exhibition, Annapolis: An American Story, in particular, can provide a creative individual a wonderful opportunity to develop programs and meaningful connections with a broad, diverse audience. The ideal candidate will have a passion for our organization and mission as an educator, possess superb verbal and written skills, and have experience in public program development, education, and curriculum development.

The position offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, including paid leave, holidays, and health coverage. It is an exciting time in the history of our organization, and we invite you to consider joining the team at Historic Annapolis.


  • Lead the creation, execution, reporting and evaluation of all education and public programs. Ensure programs are diverse, accessible, and inclusive, and engage visitors of all ages.
  • Develop relationships and coordinate programs with HA’s museum partner sites, state and local educators, based on topics related to HA’s museum interpretive content and themes.
  • Develop State of Maryland curriculum-aligned school programs, including field trips, that support teachers with their classroom objectives. Plan and design programs with educational goals, objectives, and methodologies that align with Maryland’s state educational standards.
  • Develop programs for group tours, home schoolers, scouting, camps and other educational programs (such as Annapolis Footprints), including participation in costume when required.
  • Develop and present special events programming at HA sites (such as Annapolis by Candlelight, Maryland Day, July 4th , and a holiday celebration)
  • Manage the HA Lecture Series, both virtual and in-person, to include providing for logistical and technical support.
  • Represent the Education team on several committees, to include the HA Educational Advisory Committee and the Chesapeake Crossroads Education Committee.
  • Prepare digital resources geared towards students and educators for HA sites, including worksheets, student and teacher resources, video content, HA website content, and virtual field trips.
  • Build programs and relationships with outside groups, in coordination with the Development department, to advance HA education and outreach goals, to include the Smithsonian Affiliates and Associates, other museums, garden clubs, schools, homeschoolers, and scout groups.
  • Serve as the lead grant coordinator for the Education department. This task includes providing content, managing deliverables, tracking funds, and completing reports.
  • Coordinate the HA Calendar of Events in conjunction with the communications team.
  • Provide content for HA’s communications team on behalf of the Education department, to include website and social media content and promotional flyers.
  • Participate in all aspects of setup/break down and staffing of HA programs and special events as required and as requested.
  • Assist with general museum reception and visitor services as needed, maintaining the highest standards of customer service.
  • Respond effectively and knowledgeably to visitor questions regarding the organization and its mission, planned programs/events, local tourist information, and HA membership opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned by VP of Education and Interpretation.

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Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Education/Teaching
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): $25,000-$50,000
Experience: -
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree