CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MUSEUM EDUCATORS WHO WERE RECENTLY HIRED TO WORK IN THE IL, NY, NJ, CT, WI, FL and MD AREAS
ARE YOU LOOKING TO WORK IN THE FIELD OF MUSEUM EDUCATION?
It is with great excitement that Mummies and Masterpieces announces the next phase of its national expansion!
Mummies and Masterpieces is a program that enhances Judaic and Secular curricular themes through museum collections. Programs include developmentally appropriate slide shows, art projects and museum visits for students of all ages and abilities. Our programs are unique in that they are a departure from the traditional way of teaching, and were inspired by many progressive thinkers in the field of Education. For example, in order to enhance the Bible theme of the Israelites in Egypt, the holiday theme of Passover, or the national social studies standards of Ancient Egyptian Civilization, a visual and hands-on Mummies and Masterpieces program would include a slide discussion of ancient Egyptian artifacts, a related art project and an optional follow-up museum visit. This is just one example of the curricular themes that are offered through Mummies and Masterpieces.
Based in Highland Park, IL, Mummies and Masterpieces has served educational institutions in many US states and Canada for the past 24 years. We are now embarking on a new stage of expansion, adding two regions every school year and building an even larger network of museum educators across the country.
We are looking for educators with a PROGRESSIVE philosophy who are professional, worldly, reliable and excited about what they teach. The ideal Mummies and Masterpieces educator is one whose goal is to open the minds of his/her students as opposed to lecturing to them or at them. He or she also values quality over quantity and understands that hearing and discussing the opinions of the students is much more important than “getting through the material”. Finally, s/he would never consider uttering the words, “Let’s see whose project is the nicest” or “That doesn’t look finished. Why don’t you put more colors into your painting?” S/he understands that each program is an opportunity for him/her to teach the students as well as learn from them. The Mummies and Masterpieces educator should truly understand the meaning of teaching a child according to his/her way and understanding ALL of the multiple ways in which a student encompasses “intelligence”.
The information below will help you regarding your questions about Mummies and Masterpieces.
What to Expect:
- You will be hired as a part time employee. If we receive many requests for the same age and theme in your city and you are available to teach these programs, you will have many part time bookings, which could lead to full time hours. Employees have the opportunity to apply as Regional Manager (coordinating a team of local museum educators and/or teaching classes), Museum Educator or Sales Representative.
- Training will take place through various methods: printed teacher guidebooks, YouTube videos, Facebook groups, and in some cases, in-person group sessions. Please note that no educator will ever be sent into a classroom before s/he feels absolutely comfortable with the material and the logistics of the program. You should ENJOY your classes, learn from the material and from the students, and experience excitement and satisfaction at the end of each program.
- Information regarding programs, slides, and all necessary art supplies will be shipped to the educator’s home with enough time for the educator to prepare for the program.
- All educators will need to have a criminal background check
- No benefits are offered at this time
How to Apply:
If you are interested in joining us and bringing Mummies and Masterpieces programs to your community, please contact us with the following information:
* A current resume
* A cover letter describing why you see yourself as a good fit for Mummies and Masterpieces
* Three letters of recommendation from former employees, preferably from those in educational institutions (principals, co-teachers, college or graduate mentors, fieldwork advisors). These letters should stand as examples of your good character, degree of responsibility/professionalism, and your unique teaching style.
Where to send information: Please send all information to Lauren Perlman
What’s Next? After your application file is complete, you will be contacted and asked to either set up a phone, Zoom or Skype interview or to apply again at a later date.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!!!!!