The Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc. is currently seeking a uniquely qualified individual for the position of Education Coordinator for the T.R.R. Cobb House in Athens, Georgia. The individual should be well-spoken and outgoing, an individual who enjoys working with adolescents and senior adults. The Education Coordinator, under limited supervision, is primarily responsible for the promoting and scheduling of group and school tours and providing outreach programs to adults and area schools. The Education Coordinator will develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs and resource materials that align with the Common Core Learning Standards for museum audiences; researches for program and exhibition educational components; and assists in planning and developing special events and program initiatives.
The T.R.R. Cobb House is a 10,500+ sq ft historic house museum devoted to illuminating the life, character, and accomplishments of Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, and the life and history of Athens and the South during the mid-nineteenth century. Additionally, the Museum serves as a resource for history, preservation, and education initiatives within the region and state.
The Candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in History, Art History, American Studies, Humanities, Museum Studies, Material Culture, Social Studies, or Education from a four-year college or university (Masters preferred). Previous museum or classroom teaching is required. A knowledge of the history of the Civil War is helpful. The candidate should have prior curriculum development and possess an ability to present imaginative educational programs; must be able to create, compose, and edit written materials; and to plan, organize, and coordinate media activities and special events. The candidate should be highly organized with the ability to multitask; possess the ability to use independent judgment, have excellent oral and written communication skills; have some prior research experience; and be able to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources. The successful candidate should demonstrate a flexibility in their work schedule and an ability to work Saturdays and some evenings. The candidate should possess a proficiency in critical thinking and analytical skills, be team oriented, and show knowledge of working with various social media and computer software applications. Previous experience in running a volunteer program; teaching experience, and/or knowledge of the Georgia Performance Standards is preferred.
This is a full-time position with full benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. This position will remain open until filled. Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to Sam Thomas, c/o T.R.R. Cobb House, 175 Hill Street, Athens, GA 30601, or fax to 706.354.1054, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is preferred.