Historic Germantown Guide/ Educator
Do you love History as well as working with children and the public? Historic Germantown, a partnership of 18 museums in Northwest Philadelphia, is currently seeking Educators for the hands-on learning program History Hunters and the online education program Virtual History Hunters, as well as guiding tours at several of the museums.
The History Hunters Youth Reporter Program, a national award-winning educational program, takes place at five historic sites in Historic Germantown: Cliveden of the National Trust, the Johnson House, Stenton, La Salle University Art Museum, and Wyck. The program uses individual histories of the sites to teach students a larger American narrative, covering United States’ history that spans from colonial times through the Civil War, focusing on the diverse perspectives of history, and making connections to the past with a diverse population of students. The program will serve approximately 3,500 students for the school year 2023-2024, in Grades 4 and 5.
All Educators will receive complete training and support for all five of the History Hunters locations and will also work with the general public at several Historic Germantown sites throughout the year, which may include Stenton, Cliveden, Wyck, Concord School House, Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust, Historic Fair Hill, ACES, Lest We Forget Slavery Museum, and Historic Rittenhouse Town.
An ideal candidate for this position might have a background in American history or education, will have experience working with children and the public, is comfortable presenting information to a group, is enthusiastic, friendly, and personable. Some college or equivalent experience desired. We aim to have our team reflect and respect the experience and background of all children they will be working with. Bilingual candidates and those who have experience and ability working with children from Philadelphia public schools are strongly encouraged to apply.
Historic Germantown is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches our community and our educational and employment experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Historic Germantown is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.
This position is part-time. It requires some flexibility, and hours will vary depending on when tours are scheduled. Weekend availability is required; evening availability is a plus. Compensation is $15.00 per hour.
For information about the program, visit www.historyhunters.org.
For information about the sites in Historic Germantown, visit www.freedomsbackyard.com.
Please send resume, references and cover letter to all 3 of the following:
Stenton Director of Education & History Hunters Program Coordinator
Cliveden Education Director
(215)- 848- 1777
Community Engagement Coordinator