206 Washington St.
Engagement and Education
The Bostonian Society provides year-round interpretive programs for all ages, including tours, theatrical performances, visual art projects, and facilitated conversations. The Society also provides continuing education for K-12 teachers and educational programming for students of all ages. A new initiative to develop high-quality place-based learning opportunities for students and teachers is under way.
The Interpretation and Education Program Developer (IEPD) plans, develops, budgets, and implements interpretive visitor-centered experiences in the galleries as well as curriculum-inspired programs for K-12 groups. The IEPD ensures that the content and delivery of programs fulfill the museum's mission and vision and trains educators and facilitators in learner-centered approaches to gallery engagement for diverse audiences.
This position requires a professional that is both a manager and an educator, and skilled in leading the creation of a variety of programs that foster visitor engagement and support the museum’s mission. The Interpretation and Education Program Developer serves as a member of the Education and Exhibitions team and works in collaboration with administrators and staff at all levels. They report directly to the Director of Education and Exhibitions.
- Plan, develop, and implement a diverse yearly schedule of interpretive gallery offerings.
- Develop initiatives for educational impact in the community and schools.
- Continuously improve offerings for those with accessibility needs or barriers.
- Foster a culture of open communication and spirited collaboration.
- Serve as an advocate for the guest experience.
- Develop and support internal training initiatives.
- Manage the creation and spending of department budgets and gifts.
- Train education staff members.
- Ensure the museum enjoys a lively and productive relationship with educators and the education community locally and regionally.
Education, Training, and Traits:
- Bachelor’s degree in the arts and/or humanities, education, or related field required.
- Knowledge about current practices in museum/community education, multiple learning styles, and visitor studies is required.
- Enthusiastic, patient, and flexible work style is required.
- Minimum of 4 years project management experience required.
- Applied educator experience is required.
Skills and Abilities:
- Outstanding interpersonal skills.
- Highly developed public speaking skills and demonstrated mastery of teaching techniques.
- A demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and professionally - written, verbal, and listening communication skills.
- Self-directed work style, and the ability to work independently and effectively.
- Ability to create and successfully manage multiple projects and budgets.
- Demonstrated organizational planning, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.
- Proficient computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The work of this position takes place at a historic site. Staff offices are located on the third floor of a historic building that is not handicap accessible. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and able to lift 30 pounds.
TBS's benefits package includes generous holiday and vacation time, plus a 403b plan, health and FSA options.
Minimum Education Required