School Program Educator

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Fraunces Tavern Museum

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School Program Educator

Fraunces Tavern Museum is always looking to invite talented individuals to assist with our educational programming. Our well trained volunteer School Program Educators ensure the continual success of our educational mission. If you have a passion for history and hope to share that interest with others, you would be a great addition to our team of educators!

Requirements

  • Available to volunteer for at least 1 weekly School Program (approx. 90 minutes long).
  • Comfortable administering inquiry-based learning and hands-on activities with students K-12.
  • Interest in New York City history as it relates to Colonial America, the Revolutionary War, and the Early Republic.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct exhibit-based school programs for K-12 students in the Museum’s galleries and period rooms.
  • Use various educational strategies to lead school programs and engage students with the Museum’s collection.
  • Set-up & break-down of school program’s supplies and spaces.

Expectations:

  • Able to work with a team; is enthusiastic, dependable and flexible.
  • Enjoys interacting with the public and communicates effectively with individuals, families, and school groups.
  • Willing to learn new information through hands-on experience and materials provided by the Education & Public Programs Director.
  • Capable of 2-4 hours of physical activity.

Benefits:

  • This is a great opportunity for those interested in enhancing their public speaking skills and gaining experience in working with various populations in an educational setting.
  • Benefits include free admission to the museum and its lectures, exhibit openings, eligibility for a free monthly MetroCard, and an annual volunteer luncheon and dinner.
  • Room for growth within the Museum.

We need volunteers to ensure the success of our educational programming, so you would truly be making a difference. Former teaching or public speaking experience is a plus.

Training involves receiving an Educator manual, shadowing tours, and subsequent Educator meetings. If interested please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jacqueline Masseo, Director of Education & Public Programs

Email: 2education@frauncestavernmuseum.org

More opportunities with Fraunces Tavern Museum

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Fraunces Tavern Museum

Location:

54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004, US

Mission Statement

Fraunces Tavern Museum's mission is to educate the public and encourage the exploration of Colonial, Revolutionary War, Early Republic, and early New York City history. Housed in the building where George Washington said farewell to his officers at the close of the American Revolution, the Museum places particular emphasis on the history of the tavern and Lower Manhattan during the Revolutionary War period.

Description

Fraunces Tavern Museum fulfills this mission by preserving and interpreting historic Fraunces Tavern; collecting, preserving and interpreting artifacts relating to the site and Colonial, Revolutionary War, Early Republic, and early New York City history; and presenting a variety of exhibitions, publications, and public and educational programs. The earlist parts of what is today the Fraunces Tavern Museum Complex date back to 1719 when Stephen DeLancey built the original structure as an elegant residence for his family. In 1762, the property was purchased by Samuel Fraunces, who turned it into one of the most popular taverns of the day. Best know as the site of Washington's farewell to his officers at the Revolution's close, the tavern also played a significant role in pre-Revolutionary activities, and after the war housed the offices of the Departments of Treasury, War and Foreign Affairs.

WHEN

Sun Sep 01, 2019 - Mon Jun 29, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

WHERE

Fraunces Tavern Museum54 Pearl StreetNew York, NY 10004

(40.70338,-74.01135)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • Teaching / Instruction

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 1 school program per week

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