Village Preservation (Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation) seeks an enthusiastic educator for our children’s education program, Greenwich Village: History and Historic Preservation. Since 1991, we have offered students an unparalleled opportunity to engage with NYC’s past by exploring the diverse culture and architecture of Greenwich Village. The program highlights the historic built environment, cultural history, and the importance of preserving and learning from our past. Led by qualified educators and aligning with New York State and City learning standards for Social Studies, English, Language Arts, and the Arts, History and Historic Preservation is a wonderful foundation for the study of the history and development of NYC.
We currently offer three curricula:
1. Greenwich Village Past & Present- focusing on the area around Washington Square Park, pre-European settlement through the early 19th century (1st-5th grades).
2. Immigration in the South Village- focusing on the area around Carmine & Bleecker Streets, late 19th through early 20th century (1st-5th grades).
3. African American History Greenwich, Village and Beyond- focuses on local, citywide, national, and global themes from pre-European settlement to today (4th-8th grades)
These program choices present elementary and middle school students with diverse themes and areas of the Village through multi-part sessions. Elementary programs are three sessions including an historic investigation activity in the classroom, a walking tour in the Village, and an art activity. Middle school sessions are 1-4 lessons tailored to the needs of the class and grade.
Qualifications & Requirements:
• BA and interest in history, urban studies, architecture, art history, historic preservation, African American history and culture, or related field. Master’s Degree in education, architecture, historic preservation, or related field a plus.
• 5+ years experience working with children in diverse classroom environments such as Title I school or ESL learners.
• Availability during school hours (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
• Ability to travel throughout the city.
• Ability to lead walking tours through the Village lasting 45-60 minutes.
• Patience and flexibility are a must and experience as a tour guide would be helpful.
This is a consultant position that requires a commitment of approximately 20-40 hours a semester. Pay is $50-75 per hour ($150-$225 for the three-class session) depending on qualifications.
Send resume and cover letter to Sam Moskowitz, email@example.com.
Village Preservation (Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation) seeks an enthusiastic educator for our children’s education program, Greenwich Village: History and Historic Preservation. Since 1991, we have offered students…