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Museum Educator

28 Jan 2022 11:39 AM | Brian Auer
Location:  Baltimore Maryland

Reports to:  Public Programs Manager
Compensation:  12.50-$14/ hr, paid sick leave.  
Status:  Part time: up to 30 hrs per week avg. Sometimes more.
Hours/Days:  Open days per week, 0900am-0500pm.  Overnights occasionally 530pm-1000am. (with sleeping time)


This position is part-time (<30 hr/wk) with full-time opportunity. Hires will start as Trainees at $12.50/hour. Upon completing the training to present the museum's 13 educational programs, hires will be moved to the Museum Educator position at $14/hour. Full qualification means passing a short quiz on the material to demonstrate mastery.  The part-time educator works less than 30/wk, as yearly average, but during many weeks may be assigned as much 30- 40 hrs. /wk.; rarely, there may also be fewer weekly hours assigned during certain weeks of the slow season.

A Museum Educator assists with and supervises special events, day programs, and overnight activities; learns and provides public presentations, tours, day programs, and overnight activities. A Museum Educator who attains the rating of “Chief” works closely with and supervises Ship's Crew members to develop their ability to learn and deliver presentations and to become more effective museum employees. A Chief Educator will also supervise and manage education day-programs, overnight programs, and serve as the lead crew person during special event staffing. Chief Educators can be full or part-time. All Museum Educators maintain and wear a replica period enlisted uniform and assist with and supervise the completion of daily clean-up, preventive maintenance, and curatorial preservation in the museum and on board the ships.

Job requirements:

Flexibility and availability for working weekends and museum overnight camp-out programs is a must. Preferred candidates will have completed at least one full year of college in history, museum studies, art history, or a related field. Relevant experience will substitute for college study. Museum Educators must be able to do all manner of physical activities associated with boarding and departing the sites, working outdoors sometimes during inclement weather conditions, and they must be physically capable of moving quickly through the ships and performing all tasks associated with emergency procedures. Educators may be required to shovel snow from the piers and the ship weather decks and gangways. Educators will commonly work catered events that will require working late, often until after midnight, as well as overnight programs which may require working through the night. During overnight programs, educators will spend the night on the ship to which assigned or, in the case of Constellation overnights, the museum building.


$12.50 - $14 /hr. Pay starts at $12.50/hr. Upon completion of their training, base pay increases to $14/hr. Museum Educators also receive an additional 10-20% pay bonus for overnight work and 10% additional pay when serving as a Chief Educator. All educators are entitled to worker’s compensation; paid birthday; paid day of jury duty; and life insurance. If full-time status is granted, educators become eligible for all company insurance benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), worker’s compensation; paid birthday; health & dental insurance; life insurance, and paid day of jury duty.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Brian Auer:

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