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Director of Education

Recruitment #18-005400-0001


Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM) is a place full of secrets waiting to be unearthed.  Whether you come to hike our trails, explore our Visitor Center full of interactive exhibits, or to enjoy one of our educational programs or events, you will leave with a greater appreciation for the land and the people who once lived here. 

JPPM is also the home of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), which houses over 8 million artifacts.




Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

10515 Mackall Rd.

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, this 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. Exceptional writing and speaking skills are a must.


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.  

This position requires occasional physical work including outdoor hiking, event set-up, etc.


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

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


The Preferred Candidate Will:
- Possess a Master’s degree in Education, Museum Education, History, English, Psychology, or related field,  
- Possess Supervisory experience
- Possess Post graduate professional or educational experience, as it relates to program(s) or activity development.


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. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire. 

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.

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



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to:  

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St., Suite 608

Baltimore, MD  21201

Attn:  Kigen Waugh

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 also encouraged to apply.

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