Education Assistant

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Our Education Assistants help develop educational materials and activities based on objects from the Bangor Historical Society’s collection to enrich the social studies curriculums of local students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design lesson plans and educational materials connected to Maine Learning Results and local standards
  • Develop and adapt materials for students of different grade levels


  • Assistants are asked to attend an orientation course at the BHS. Courses are regularly scheduled will last approximately an hour. All volunteers are encouraged to attend at least one walking tour to learn more about Bangor history.
  • Assistants will be supplied with information regarding the Hill House and its history and are encouraged to ask staff for help at any time.
  • Education assistants will receive training on effective research techniques and the creation of educational frameworks.


  • Education Assistants are asked to be available for at least one 3 hour shift a week
  • Weekdays 10am-4pm to work onsite; flexible schedule for online work
  • Location: Thomas A. Hill House; offsite virtual work

Qualifications and Skills:

  • General knowledge of history and teaching experience is beneficial
  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check


  • Opportunity to learn about a wide variety of historical topics
  • Access to the museum’s resources and collection as well as learning materials
  • Gain professional experience
  • Free admission to Thomas A. Hill House museum
  • 15% discount on gift store purchases
  • After 100 hours of service, a free one-year membership to Bangor Historical Society
  • Can be adapted to meet academic requirements for school credit

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159 Union StreetBangor, ME 04401



  • History
  • Child Development
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • General Education


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one 3 hour shift per week

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