The main purpose of this position is to manage the park’s education program and provide park education programs to a diverse audience with an interdisciplinary approach. This position works extensively with youth and teachers in elementary and secondary education programs. Homestead National Monument of America has a large and active distance learning program as well as a well-attended field trip season. The Education Specialist plans, develops, coordinates, presents and evaluates formal educational activities that support the park’s mission. While programs are primarily presented to elementary and middle school ages, some high school, college, and adult education programs occur. Management of the program includes scheduling, publicizing, promoting, maintaining the reservation system, training and mentoring interns and other staff members in providing education programs, and maintaining hardware and software for distance learning. The incumbent participates in division-wide planning, coordinates with Chief of Interpretation & Resource Management to arrange for supporting staff for education programs, and plays a key role in developing and maintaining good working relationships and collaboration with park partners and the education community. The incumbent takes the lead in Education Center operations, conducts other interpretive programs, helps plan park special events, and serves as the park program fee coordinator and collector. The position will require some evening work, attendance at conferences, and will include some weekends.
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