Skip to Main Content

Powered by JobAps


Education Director

Recruitment #17-005400-0001


**This recruitment is limited to Maryland Historical Trust and Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum employees only**




Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

10515 Mackall Road

St. Leonard, MD  20685

Main Purpose of Job

The Director of Education will develop, implement, promote and evaluate Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum's school programs, outreach initiatives, public programs, and education-related events. By developing and implementing the programs that form the interpretive framework of JPPM, the position supports the Maryland Historical Trust's mission to preserve and interpret the legacy of Maryland's past.

This position supervises three education staff members, two seasonal contractual employees, and occasional volunteers.


Administers the education department; hires, trains and supervises Education Program staff.

Develops and administers Education Program budget.  

Develops, markets, implements, conducts, and evaluates school programs, preschool programs, and summer camps; develops, implements, conducts, and evaluates outreach and offsite programs.  

Seeks out, writes, and administers grants to secure funding for staff and public programs.  

Represents JPPM at public events; attends workshops, and conferences regarding developments in the field of museum education; makes presentations regarding JPPM’s approach to education; evaluates educational resources and materials.  

Assists with JPPM’s public programs and special events, participates in meetings as part of the JPPM senior staff, serves on program-related committees, and fulfills such other duties as assigned.  

Exceptional writing and speaking skills a must.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Education, Museum Education, History or related field.

Experience:  Two years of experience in creating, developing and administering classroom based teaching, public history programs or other educational school programs.


Master’s degree in a related field.    

The desired candidate will also have experience in:

Supervising employees and programs

Budget Management and oversight

Grant Writing

Public Event Speaking


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible list for at least one year).


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If on-line application process is not available, you may submit a paper application, supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division

Attn: Kigen Waugh 

301 W. Preston St., Suite 608

Baltimore, MD  21201   

 For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Kigen Waugh

Phone : 410-767-4933


Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.  

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.   Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay