History Museum Specialist

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History Museum Specialist


M-NCPPC is effectively engaged in historic preservation and runs a number of historic sites, museums and programs that celebrate Prince George’s County’s rich history. Coordinated by the Natural and Historical Resources Division, there are 22 M-NCPPC historic sites that are open to the public, including the College Park Aviation Museum.

The College Park Aviation Museum is committed to preserving and promoting aviation innovations at College Park Airport and in Prince George’s County while encouraging research, inventiveness, and lifelong curiosity about the history and science of flight.

Examples of Important Duties

The College Park Aviation Museum seeks an Education & Interpretation Manager (History/Museum Specialist). The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Experience teaching either in a museum or classroom setting.
  • Knowledge and experience with Next Gen Science and History standards/curriculum
  • Passionate about the educational role of museums.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent research, writing and editing skills.
  • Highly organized and the able to successfully prioritize multiple deadlines and tasks with attention to detail.
  • Experience effectively leading and supervising staff and developing appropriate work plans and vision.
  • Able to work independently and be a self-starter.
  • Teammate and an effective manager of others.
  • Proven track record of working positively with schools, teachers, administrators, and community groups.
  • Strong dedication to providing excellent customer service, both internal and external.
  • Strong dedication to building relationships in the community.
  • Must be computer savvy with experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and ability to learn other software.
  • Develops and implements consistent, creative and high quality history and/or STEAM based tours, activities and outreaches for both adult and preK-12 audiences.
  • Works collaboratively with the Program Manager on public programming; works in partnership with Assistant Director and Director on special projects, including the possibility of a STEAM Truck for public outreach education.
  • Develops new audiences through beneficial partnerships with external and internal groups through innovative programs, social media and technology.
  • Serves as the public face of the Education Department through meetings with teachers, curriculum coordinators, school administrators, etc. Represents the museum at professional conferences and meetings.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining the Teachers Advisory Group (TAG) comprised of teachers (math, physics, history, art, etc.) who assist in developing and evaluating proposed tours/activities, etc.
  • Responsible for scheduling field trips as well as off-site classroom outreach programs; maintains education database; handles trip confirmations and pre-and post-trip distribution of materials. Hires, trains, supervises, schedules and evaluates education staff of up to six part-time educators.
  • Works with Assistant Director on developing a Volunteer School Tour Guide program;
  • Develops content and maintains robust and engaging training procedures and materials for education staff, including volunteer educators.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures, and evaluation tools to ensure conformance with museum standards.
  • Collaborates with the Collections staff to achieve integration of collections with education programs and activities.
  • Serves on the Exhibit Committee.
  • Works with Director and Assistant Director on donor identification and cultivation; identifying grant prospects and assists with educational-grant preparation, administration and reporting.
  • Develops short and long-range goals for the Education Department and collaborates with Director and Assistant Director on Strategic Plan development.


$47,692 – $81,607

To learn more visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mncppc/jobs/3230397/history-museum-specialist-13471-grade-18

Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: -
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): $50,000-$75,000
Experience: 2-5 Years
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree