Education Manager: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Posted April 11th, 2017 at 10:04 am.

The Education Manager plans, implements, and evaluates experiences for students and teachers to use the collections of HSP. Collectively known as HEAD for the Future (History Education and Documents), these programs emphasize primary source research, critical thinking, literacy skills, and history knowledge. The Education Manager reports to and works with the Senior Director of Programs and Services to set programmatic vision and priorities as well as to deliver programs.


  • Developing, implementing and evaluating of programs for 4th grade through college students, with emphasis on grades 6-12, including: onsite programs at HSP with original documents, off-site programs with digital and physical teaching aids, and development of new long-distance learning mechanisms for program delivery
  • Managing a volunteer corps who work directly with the students, including volunteer recruitment, training, and scheduling.
  • Writing standards-aligned unit plans based upon HSP’s collection for uploading to HSP’s website
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating teacher professional development programs, including marketing and Act 48 compliance
  • Participating in National History Day at the local, state, and national levels
  • Creating and distributing marketing materials to encourage local and national use of HSP educational product


  • Passion for history and familiarity with historical societies, archives and/or research libraries as places of learning
  • Personal research experience with primary sources preferred, whether for school, work, or avocation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and to work both independently and within a team
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Confident and engaging public speaker, who can speak to adults and children
  • Excellent writing skills that can be adapted for different audiences
  • Familiarity with Pennsylvania’s educational standards preferred
  • Familiarity with MS Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Google Docs


  • M.A. Degree (Or may have B.A. with at least 3 years experience in education at a school or cultural institution.) Field of study and experience might include history, civics, education, library and archive work, museum studies, or a related field.
  • Experience teaching students and/or teachers.
  • Need to have car or ability to travel to schools in Philadelphia region. Out-of-region travel possible but rare. HSP will pay for mileage, tolls, parking, and tickets for required school and conference travel.


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is located at 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia. It is particularly seeking to attract candidates from diverse ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds. The candidate will work in a general office environment, with some regional travel and evening or weekend hours required. HSP is an equal opportunity employer.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Beth Twiss Houting, Senior Director of Programs and Services at Application deadline is COB Thursday, April 20.

Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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