Historic Hudson Valley Museum Educator (PT) in Pocantico Hills, New York
Company Overview Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) is a Westchester-based cultural non-profit that welcomes visitors to five National Historic Landmarks. The Education department of HHV offers school programs, public tours and programs, and digital offerings for audiences that include K-12 teachers and their students; families seeking weekend leisure activities; and a diverse array of heritage tourists. HHV has a national reputation for groundbreaking on-site interpretation and award-winning digital content in the content areas of Northern colonial and New Nation enslavement, regional women’s history, and storytelling. HHV has several openings for seasonal Part-Time Museum Educators to join our team. Ideal candidates will be committed to sharing accurate, inclusive, historical content with a wide array of audiences. Job Overview Tell the people-focused stories of HHV’s historic sites through engrossing, thought-provoking, and accurate tours, K-12 field trips, and public programs (both on-site and virtual). Deliver high-quality, audience-focused virtual field trips and tours of HHV’s sites using Zoom, Google Classroom, and other platforms. Deliver meaningful content, particularly around challenging subjects such as Northern slavery and the history of women, with clarity and sensitivity. Perform all interpretive duties, either attired in reproduction historic clothing or appropriate street clothing, as assigned. Perform all necessary physical tasks associated with interpretation, following a period of training (including but not limited to hearth and brick oven cooking, gardening, gristmill operation, weaving, and coopering). Specialized training opportunities for heritage crafts are available by prior arrangement with the staff supervisor. Be an active member of an engaging team of historians and educators who thrive in an environment of exploration and continued learning. Be responsible for the safety of the visitor and the security of the collections when on tour. Must be available to work at HHV events, including weekends and holidays and some nights. Requirements Must show a fundamental understanding of the arc of American history and an awareness of the intersection of racial equity and social justice. Demonstrates strong storytelling and communication skills. Must participate in approximately 50 paid hours of training, practice and auditions. Proficient in Zoom and PowerPoint. Must be willing to dress in reproduction historic clothing (provided). May be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to arrange or provide for own transportation to and from HHV’s historic sites. Historic Hudson Valley values diversity and is committed to a workforce inclusive across race, gender, age, religion, and identity. Diversity is an integral part of our history and culture; honoring all voices of the past and present is central to our mission and our impact. Pay rate: $21/hour. Historic Hudson Valley offers a congenial working environment, flexible hours, and opportunities for additional part-time paid assignments on a case-by-case basis. Staff are also offered: FREE and reduced admission to our events and sites for you and your immediate family FREE and reduced admission to other participating historic sites and museums A discount at the Historic Hudson Valley Museum shop. To apply, please visit www.hudsonvalley.org/employment, create a profile and apply.