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In this position, you will serve as the Education Specialist with the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum located in Atlanta, GA. You will be responsible for developing, implementing, and administering plans, policies, and procedures for all education related programs of the Library using archival materials and artifacts.
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This position is being filled at the developmental level, at the full performance level you will perform all of the following duties:
- Designs, creates, implements, evaluates and modifies outreach programs that educate the public, enrich the teaching of history, social science and civics in schools and life-long learners through the use archival materials and artifacts.
- Develops and implements plans for museum and archival programs such as gallery talks, camps, symposiums, teacher workshops, etc. for a variety of audiences including the general public, K-12 school groups, university students, teachers and adult life-long learners visiting the Library.
- Serves as a resource to teachers concerning questions of instructional methods on historical material and programs, (e.g., the teaching of American History, Government, the Presidency, and on the use of archival materials in the classroom and the use of the museum as another means of teaching).
- Conceptualizes and develops the content of these programs. Researches, develops, and publishes curriculum and teacher study guides for grades K-12 relative to but not limited to President and Mrs. Carter,the Carter Administration, the office of the President, general civic engagement, domestic and foreign policy, presidential campaigning and archives and museum.
- Gives presentations to classes and other groups visiting the Library. Delivers historical presentations to classes in schools, colleges, and other institutions.
- Develops creative methods and tools to engage students in museum learning and provides training in these to museum volunteer docents.
- Develops teacher, student and visitor guides for new and existing Museum exhibits and Library holdings in print and via the Internet, the Library's web page and social media.
- Works closely with the museum and archival staff and Carter Center staff.
- Works closely with the Library's communications officials to ensure that programs are well publicized, reaching as wide an audience as possible. Oversees program evaluation and modification.
- Works closely with the academic and school communities, other presidential libraries and cultural institutions in planning programs and proposing joint sponsorship where appropriate.
- Prepares proposals to obtain external support, cooperation and sponsorship from various private and government organizations.
- Works with state and national social science educators on grant funded education programs.
- Assists in the planning and design of other programs administered by the Carter Library and Carter Center.
- Represents the Library at local and national conferences and educator's meetings. Coordinates Library's participation in educational projects such as National History Day with other educational and cultural institutions.
- Expands the Library's resources to meet the needs of people with physical and developmental disabilities.
Occasional travel - Approximately 5 %
Who May Apply
This job is open to…United States Citizens
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