Job posting: Digital Education Manager – Maryland Historical Society (Baltimore)

The Maryland Historical Society, located in Baltimore, has an opening for a full-time Digital Education Manager.  Over the past three years, the MdHS has introduced a thriving distance learning program, as well as an interactive online history curriculum that has been adopted by 16 of Maryland’s 24 school systems.  We are fully committed to expanding digital offerings in the immediate future, including interactive digital gallery tours, increased of integration of technology into exhibitions, and streaming of lectures.

 

The ideal candidate for this position is a dynamic, high-energy individual who has experience in museum education, grasps the potential of technology in museums, has diverse technology skills, dreams big and makes it happen!  This position reports to the Director of Education and is part of a department of 5 staff.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Timeline Studio (distance learning programming:  http://www.mdhs.org/education/virtual-field-trip)
  • Develop and revise programs for school and adult audiences
  • Share responsibility for program delivery with other Education staff
  • Oversee studio and its equipment
  • Spearhead development of digital tours and exhibition elements
  • Develop a series of interactive smartphone tours of the museum
  • Work with curatorial team to develop content for I-Pads embedded in exhibitions
  • Identify and implement innovative ways to maximize the impact of new gallery wi-fi
  • Provide technical support to Historical Investigations Portal (online history curriculum:  http://www.mdhs.org/education/your-computer/hip-historical-investigations-portal)
  • Partner with other Education staff on local history digital storytelling project for schools
  • Develop and implement strategy for using technology to make adult programs more accessible
  • Contribute to overall operations of the Education Department, including staffing school tours and family programs, writing lessons, and new program development

 

Qualifications:

  • B.A. in Museum Studies, Museum Education, Public History or Education; M.A. preferred
  • Knowledge of and interest in U.S. history; familiarity with Maryland history preferred
  • Strong technology skills, including knowledge of website development, Prezi, video editing, videoconferencing; knowledge of app creation a plus
  • Experience delivering engaging instruction to students, especially those in grades K-8
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and meticulous attention to detail

 

To apply:

 

Please email your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Frieman, Director of Education, at jfrieman@mdhs.org no later than May 1.

 

 

Jennifer Frieman

Director of Education

Maryland Historical Society

201 West Monument Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Post expires at 5:00pm on Monday May 1st, 2017