The Curator of Education & Public Engagement will be responsible for hiring, training, and scheduling education staff, as well as daily education program management. The candidate will also aim to enhance Drayton Hall’s efforts at public outreach, working with schools and organizations to foster new relationships and networks in the local community.
- Contribute to the overall success of Drayton Hall in achieving its mission.
- Supervise and manage the daily education staff for youth programs, downtown walking tours, and other educational initiatives.
- Oversee research and interpretation projects as they relate to educational programming.
- Work with the Director of Philanthropy and Director of Preservation/Education in fundraising efforts associated with education programs.
- Monitor and evaluate existing education programs, including pre-visit and post-visit lesson plans and activities for teachers, ensuring that they meet and adhere to state curriculum standards. Continually strive to research, develop, and present new educational programming to serve the needs of schools and youth groups.
- Evaluate existing and develop new activities for Drayton Hall’s younger daily leisure visitors.
- Actively network with neighboring schools and organizations to raise Drayton Hall’s profile in the local community.
- Present guided house tours of Drayton Hall and Connections: From Africa to America programs to diverse audiences of all ages as needed.
- Provide coverage for Drayton Hall admissions and museum shop as needed.
- Assist designated daily site manager with basic site operations as needed, providing support and assistance in instances where the site manager may be unavailable.
- Assist with special events and programming as needed.
- Work as a cooperative member of a team, and be willing to lead, follow, and support colleagues in a tactful, positive way.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree with studies in history, public history, museum studies, museum education, historic preservation, anthropology, or similar fields preferred.
- A minimum of three years of relevant experience required, with at least one year in a supervisory role; experience in historic site work and/or museum education strongly preferred.
- Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and be able to synthesize information into clear, effective presentations.
- Ability to work outdoors; some lifting and manual labor required.
- Some weekend, evening, and holiday work required!
Please send a resume and cover letter addressed to:
Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
Attn: Allison Jordan
3380 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC 29414
Or you may email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is an equal opportunity employer.