Education and Outreach Manager at the Windsor Historical Society (Full-time)


Windsor Historical Society (WHS) has built a reputation as one of Connecticut’s leading small museums.  The Education and Outreach Manager works to make WHS and the Town of Windsor’s historic resources attractive for a wide demographic range of visitors. With staff team, plans, implements, markets, and evaluates WHS’s public programs with specific responsibility for school, youth, family, and community collaborative programs. Manages WHS’s social media.


I. Education:

  • Learns the history of Windsor and its surrounds in order to share with learners of all ages

  • Understands the local and state curriculum standards

  • Serves as WHS’s liaison to schools, ascertaining and responding to teacher needs

  • Researches, plans, promotes, and implements onsite and off-site field trips for K-12 students in Windsor; initiates more contact with schools in the Greater Hartford region

  • Hosts student-oriented exhibits at WHS

  • Works with staff to recruit and train volunteer guides for student field trips

  • Produces resource materials for teachers

  • In conjunction with staff and community program planning team, plans, hosts, and evaluates WHS’s public programs with particular attention to school, youth, family, and community collaborative programs

II. Outreach:

  • Manages WHS’s social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

  • Assists the Director with public relations tasks

  • Generates content for newsletter and website; assists with website design and updates

  • Helps with House Tour, Auction and other fundraisers

  • Develops and  promotes offsite exhibits and events featuring WHS content

  • Represents WHS with civic organizations and as a public speaker

III. Other:

  • In absence of volunteers and other staff, steps in to greet guests, sells gift shop items, gives tours of historic houses, assists patrons in the Research Library

  • Attends and assists with Board meetings and WHS events as required

  • Rotates Saturday duty with other staff

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in public history, museum studies, American studies, or related field; command of New England material culture and history; teaching experience; Flexibility and ease with youth and volunteer audiences and the working environment of a team-based small museum is essential. Excellent organizational, communication, research, computer, social media skills required.  Knowledge of PastPerfect database and Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is helpful.  This is a 35 hours per week full-time position with some weekend and evening hours for programs and events. To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter to Christine Ermenc, Executive Director, cermenc@windsorhistoricalsociety.org.   Position remains open until filled.  Anticipated start date:  early May. Salary range:  $30,000-$34,000 annually plus benefits package.   To learn more about WHS, visit www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org.

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