Regular Part-time Positions

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Educator Specialist

The Educator Specialist is a regular, part-time role that will assist in the implementation of Mystic Seaport’s Anchor Watch program. The Anchor Watch program provides an exciting overnight experience for youth groups aboard the full-rigged ship the Joseph Conrad.  Programs are held on Friday and Saturday evenings in the fall and spring.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead tours, outdoor, and indoor games and activities, scout activities, and workshops
  • Supervise guests overnight on board the Joseph Conrad
  • Assist in rigging climbing
  • Manage student cleaning of program facilities
  • Provide excellent customer service and excellent visitor experiences
  • Build a professional repertoire through continuous growth and mastery of content, demonstration skills, hands-on education, presentation and delivery techniques and educational theory
  • Contribute to the development of new programs and enhancement of existing programs

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children, youth and families in formal or informal settings; ability to engage students in a dynamic and energetic manner
  • Demonstrate caring and respectful attitude towards children, youth, and families
  • Ability to lead education tours of the Museum, indoor/outdoor games and crafts, climb the rigging; drive the Museum education van, operate AV and computer equipment
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse staff across the Museum as well as external customers
  • Self-directed learning, ability to retain learned information, and use of knowledge to engage audiences of all ages and learning styles
  • Absolute reliability, punctuality, and positive attitude
  • Flexibility, versatility, and adaptability
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to get along with others; ability to use tact and diplomacy
  • Must possess and reflect a polished professional demeanor in a variety of situations
  • College-level training is required; background in museum education, maritime history, or youth development experience is preferred
  • Willingness to work a highly flexible schedule corresponding to the needs of the Museum
  • Deliver programs in venues that can be cold, wet, hot, or dirty; work outside in all weather
  • Late nights, early mornings, overnight on the Joseph Conrad primarily on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Ability to perform assignments creatively, conscientiously, and accurately with high standards of quality and overall effectiveness
  • Capacity for accepting responsibility of position without need for follow-up; ability to act independently without specific instructions

To apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application, resume, and cover letter to human.resources@mysticseaport.org or to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.