Job Overview

Summary

This position is located in the Education and Public Programs department of the Legislative Archives, Presidential Libraries, and Museum Services for the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

Manages the operation of the Learning Lab in the Boeing Learning Center at the National Archives Building; facilitates the lab sessions with student and youth groups, teachers and families; assists with teacher workshops; oversee the daily operation of the Learning Lab; assists with training interns and volunteers to conduct Lab programs; scheduling of groups for the Lab; compile program assessment data and prepare reports based on evaluations of audiences’ experiences.

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.

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Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens

Note:  This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures.  Applicants under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, Peace Corps, Veterans Recruitment Appointment, Former overseas employee, Former National Guard Technician, etc.) who wish to be considered must apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Job Announcement number JD907067GL.

   

Duties

  • Manages the operation of the Learning Lab in the Boeing Learning Center at the National Archives Building; facilitates the lab sessions with student and youth groups, teachers and families; assists with teacher workshops; oversee the daily operation of the Learning Lab; assists with training interns and volunteers to conduct Lab programs; scheduling of groups for the Lab; compile program assessment data and prepare reports based on evaluations of audiences’ experiences.
  • Develop, plan, implement and evaluate document-based or museum learning experiences for a wide range of schools, youth groups, teachers and families. These program are presented in the Boeing Learning Center that emphasize the best practices in museum education. The programs highlight the variety of materials in the National Archives holdings that meet academic standards and encourages life-long learning. Coordinates collaborative efforts with the Presidential Libraries and regional facilities on similar programs.
  • Research, complies, and drafts educational materials (in print and the Web) that will engage out museum audiences; especially youth groups and K-12 students in dynamic, relevant, and age-appropriate education activities, programs and products.
  • Coordinate the student intern program. Assist with the selection and training of interns and help to determine appropriate projects. Serves as a mentor and guide for interns to observe-in-action and learn best practices in museum learning for all audiences.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative professional relationships with teachers, school administrators, youth organizations, and other relevant stakeholders and audiences for NARA services to insure quality and fit of all education activities, programs, and experiences to audience needs.