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Education Assistant, Pierce House

Employment Opportunity

Classification: Regular/part-time (20 hours per week)

Location: Pierce House, Dorchester, Mass.; Quincy House, Quincy, Mass.; Eustis Estate, Milton, Mass.

Description: The education assistant is responsible for teaching school and youth programs at Pierce House, Quincy House, and the Eustis Estate, and in the community. The primary goal of the education assistant is to provide access to Historic New England through high quality school and youth programs.

Responsibilities: The education assistant’s primary responsibility will be to team-teach school and youth programs at Historic New England house museums in the Boston area, as well as team-teach outreach programs at schools and youth organizations in the Greater Boston area.

Programs are offered for preschool– and elementary school–aged students and emphasize an interactive, hands-on approach to learning history. The education assistant will also be responsible for related tasks, including opening and closing museums, cleaning museums, setting up and breaking down programs, receiving program monies and evaluations, and reporting daily attendance numbers.

The education assistant will also assist the education program coordinator with some administrative duties and monitoring and preparing program supplies.

The position offers 20 hours of work per week.

Qualifications: A minimum of a B.A. in American history, education, museum studies, or relevant field. Experience working with children is required. Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in all responsibilities and activities. Must be available on Fridays. Ability to drive and a valid driver’s license is required.

Date Available: April 1, 2020

Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.