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Museum Teacher

Education Department

Museum Teachers teach weekday school programs, facilitate weekend family programs, and assist with birthday parties and family festivals. Each weekday school program lasts 1 ½ -2 hours, plus one hour for set up/clean up. Typical family programs happen on the second Saturday of each month and require 4 hours of afternoon work. Birthday Parties take place on Saturdays and Sunday and require 3 ½ hours of work.

The National Building Museum offers an array of original educational programs that help pre-K through 9th grade students experience and understand the built environment. Family programming engages parents and children in learning together in a variety of formats—from small group workshops to drop-in hands-on experiences to large festivals. The Museum delivers approximately 1,000 school and youth programs a year. These programs are taught by a team of part-time Museum Teachers and full-time Museum Educators.

Specific Responsibilities and Functions

• Learn and teach at least three different school programs (if available on weekdays).

• Prepare classrooms for programs, including set-up, clean-up, and replenishing supplies.

• Greet and check-in groups upon their arrival. • Attend training sessions throughout the year.

• Facilitate weekend family programs including program set-up, implementation, and cleanup.

• Support and lend assistance during other Education Department programming as required.

General Qualifications and Requirements

• One or more years’ experience teaching children;

• Flexibility;

• Enthusiasm for working with children;

• Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills;

• Knowledge of architecture, design, civil engineering, or the built environment is a plus.

Send cover letter and resume (Attn: position title) to recruitment@nbm.org.