Part-time Education Associate, Jackie Robinson Museum 

The Jackie Robinson Museum will open under the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), a public, not-for-profit national organization founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson and his achievements. The museum will chronicle Robinson’s trailblazing accomplishments against the backdrop of United States history, from his birth in 1919 to today. 

The museum seeks part-time Education Associates – professional museum educators who are passionate about bringing the legacy of an American hero to life through dynamic educational programs that inspire and better our community. Reporting to the Manager of Youth Programming and Manager of Public Engagement, Education Associates will assist with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs for children and/or adults through the following initiatives: group visits and school partnerships, out-of-school time programs, professional learning for teachers, intergenerational programs and public engagement programs for adults. The museum is dedicated to career and workforce development and will match the chosen candidates’ existing skills, knowledge and experience with selected responsibilities including but not limited to administrative tasks, developing onsite and online museum materials, developing and implementing programming, engaging with walk-in visitors, and pre- and post- visit engagement with participants, including focus groups and evaluations. 

Who are we looking for? (an equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered) 

Candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in education with a background or interest in race relations and/or sports history. A concentration or advanced degree in Museum Studies/Education/Special Education, Non-profit Management, or content areas that focus on the critical study of race and culture is ideal. The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Superior skills in teaching programs for toddlers, children, and/or adults, including those who have specific learning needs 
  • Experience modifying and delivering programs for individuals with physical, sensory, cognitive, emotional or developmental disabilities 
  • Knowledge of African American history, US history of civil rights activism, sports, and the connection between these subjects to contemporary social justice activism 
  • Demonstrated ability to speak about or facilitate conversations around equity, stereotyping, and systemic racism with a youth and/or adult audiences 
  • At least two years of experience implementing innovative programs for museum audiences 

What will make you stand out as an exceptional candidate? 

  • Demonstrated creative use of understanding trends and current events to plan innovative programs. 
  • Experience in researching, writing and/or editing written materials for museum audiences 
  • Experience facilitating or supporting project-based and/or student-centered programs or initiatives (within or outside a school environment) 
  • Experience planning and/or implementing community-based social or civic activism 
  • Expertise in developing and leading programs in multiple languages including sign language and/or developing and leading programs for audiences who need specific physical, emotional, and learning accommodations 
  • Familiarity using media, social media, mobile apps, and/or other technologies to develop and implement programs for children and adolescents 
  • Teacher certification 

What are the hours and what is the compensation? 

The salary range is $31,500-$40,000 for a work week ranging from 24 to 30 hours, including at least one weekend day. While each Education Associate will have a consistent schedule, it will not be set until responsibilities are defined based on experience and availability. The position requires some holiday, weekend and evening work 

How do you apply? 

Email the following to museum@jackierobinson.org: a cover letter, resume, and a short statement explaining which of the tasks described above you are most qualified to lead and which you’d like more experience in leading. Make sure to write “Education Associate position” in the email’s subject line. 

This organization is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.