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Curator of Education

The Curator of Education creates and manages a multidisciplinary program to promote the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center’s educational philosophy and mission. The education program is meant to diversify the Center’s audience, encourage repeat visitation, and engage youth and adults by providing a creative and meaningful learning experience.

Essential Functions:

K-12 program

  • Classroom Outreach Create, develop and maintain a repertoire of age appropriate curriculum based history and cultural programs that integrate Virginia’s Standards of Learning. Effectively communicate and promote the Center’s education programs and services to strengthen alliances with teachers, and school officials. Assist teachers with selecting programs and activities that best meet the needs of their age group and grade level. Schedule and implement class visits to all City and County schools to introduce Center programs. Develop, implement and promote a program package that will encourage teachers to visit Center and extend their students learning experience beyond the classroom.
  • Tours Establish a formalized policy and procedure for booking class visits and school field trips at all grade levels. Should include comprehensive teacher’s guide for scheduling field trips, including how to make reservations. Check in times, late arrivals, cancellations, bus-parking, pre-visit preparation, museum etiquette, name tags, maximum number of students and chaperones allowed in one group etc. Coordinate and communicate class visit schedules with center staff in advance
  • Evaluation: Measure and report attendance and service level trends to evaluate short and long term growth of Center programs.


Adult Program

  • Manage and promote fee based adult guided tour program. Schedule tours and reservations, and collect fees.
  • Work with Executive Director/Public Program director to establish annual lecture series
  • Work with tenants to identify collaborative educational opportunities.


Community Guide Training

  • Recruit community guide class of ten students in fall and spring.
  • Schedule trainers and guest speakers and work to develop curriculum
  • Research and provide community guides with appropriate materials that improve tour skills. Evaluate community guides.
  • Attend all classes during training.


Temporary Exhibitions & Special Events

  • Work with curator of temporary exhibitions to ensure that Community Guides are trained in themes related temporary exhibitions.


Community Outreach

  • Create opportunities to partner with other community organizations such as arranging off site visits and live presentations to local groups clubs and civic associations


Budgeting, Development and Communications

  • Provide information about education program for marketing purposes.
  • Assist in budgeting process
  • Assist Museum director in targeting grants, private funding and other support geared at developing education programs.


Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in History, Education or closely related field; three years experience in teaching, public speaking or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.



This is a full time position. The salary is $20-22.50 per hour. We offer no benefits except social security and workers compensation.


To apply:

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 references to