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Hale Farm & Village Museum Educator

Responsibility:  Responsible to the Education Program Manager. 

Classification:  Part time,  non-exempt from overtime 

Supervision:  N/A

Works closely with the Education Program Manager to facilitate and enhance educational programming, including school, group and public programs.  Activities contribute to the museum’s retail, facility rental, group tour, agricultural, craft and trade and preservation programs.   

1.  Works directly with school groups, youth and the general public, facilitating hands-on educational programming at Hale Farm & Village and outreach locations, including but not limited to schools. 

2.  Meets, greets, and checks in groups before the assigned time for their education program.

3.  Reads and researches, as assigned, in preparation for teaching all of the programs offered through the Education Department.

4.  Prepares and maintains the materials used in the educational programs, including site set-up, clean-up and general assigned maintenance duties.

5.  Participates in the evaluation of programs and provides feedback in a timely and professional manner.

6.  May be asked to help with the development of new program content and methodologies, partnerships, training of new staff, interns and/or volunteers.

7.  Demonstrate variety of rural life activities and chores as appropriate to advancing public understanding about farm life in the 19th century Western Reserve, and its relevance today.    

8.  Participates in special events sponsored by or at Hale Farm & Village, including mandatory attendance for select Hale Farm community events.

9.  Accountable to the Education Program Manager for authentic, thorough, and engaging presentations to all audiences.  This includes but is not necessarily limited to authenticity of dress/appearance, program materials and props, as well as the cleanliness and safety of assigned sites.      

10. Accepts other duties as may be assigned by the Education Program Manager
1.  Have a desire to teach and work with young people;

2.  Have the ability to work with a wide range of museum personnel, to work independently, but willingly function as a member of a team; 

3.  Be able to prioritize, but also have extreme flexibility;

4.  Must exhibit tact, enthusiasm, and professional behavior;

5.  Be dependable and reliable; be able to work to a time schedule;

6.  Possess knowledge of American and Western Reserve history, and training or experience in education is helpful, preferably having an undergraduate degree in social studies, social sciences, humanities, or education; teaching experience in the K-12 range of grades or experience in a museum or youth educational program is beneficial.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Dukes at jdukes@wrhs.org or mail your application to Western Reserve Historical Society, Attn HR: HFV Educator, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106. No phone calls please.

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Hale Farm & Village Rental Event Staff

Responsibility:    This position is responsible to the Sales Staff Lead at Hale Farm and Village.

Classification:    Part time, non-exempt from overtime

Coordination:    This is a part time customer service/security/maintenance position.  Working in conjunction with full-time Hale Farm and Village staff, employee is responsible for ensuring the rental customer needs are met and that rental customers have a safe and fun experience at HFV.

1.  Protect the collection, premises, employees and visitors against fire, theft, vandalism and other dangers that might result in injury, damage or loss

2.  Conduct regular inspections of the premises and other duties as assigned

3.  Set-up and take down of tables and banquet furniture

4.  Restroom maintenance

5.  Ensure visitors remain in appropriate rented areas

6.  Remain alert while on duty and to be aware of the activities within the designated post

7.  Maintain confidentiality within the department

8.  May be assigned other tasks necessary to assure the operational function of Hale Farm & Village

1.  Experience with customer service
2.  Comfortable speaking publicly
3.  Ability to lift 25 pounds
4.  Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time
5.  Must be able to do light duty cleaning

Dates of Employment:
March through December weekends and evenings, times depend on rental schedule.
Typically evening rentals are 4pm to 12am

Please email your resume to Jennifer Pinkston Dukes at jdukes@wrhs.org or mail to Hale Farm & Village, Attn HR: Rental Staff,  PO Box 296, Bath, OH  44210.

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Western Reserve Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.