Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Newseum, Part-time Teacher

Teachers will conduct classes and programs in a variety of settings for school groups and the general public. Instructors will be required to learn all Newseum curricula and adhere to Education practices and procedures.


· Teach Newseum developed, on-site school programs to visiting school groups in the classroom and exhibit space

· Lead activities with school groups and family audiences

· Work with curriculum developer to create lesson resources and hands on activities

· Assist with researching and writing fact sheets, web content, teacher publications and other education resources

· Assists with record keeping and booking field trips

· Maintain inventories and teaching equipment

· Assist with special events

· Other duties as assigned


· Bachelor's degree in history, journalism or education preferred

· Experience in and/or knowledge of American history, the First Amendment and Journalism

· Computer experience and ability to learn technology based curriculum required

· Experience working with children in a non formal education setting a plus

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Customer service skills with visitors of all ages

· Ability to pay careful attention to accuracy and bias free content

· Must work enthusiastically, respectfully, and professionally with a wide variety of audiences and have a passion for helping people discover and explore history, the First Amendment and journalism

· Energetic, outgoing and friendly

· Organized, creative and flexible self-starter able to work as part of a team as well as independently

· Ability to work some weekends, holidays and evenings

Please send your resume, a letter of interest and three references to:
Freedom Forum/Newseum
Human Resources Department
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

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