Thursday, August 17, 2023

Program development specialist position available



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Posting Period: 08/14/2023 - 09/08/2023

Job Code/Job ID: 06403/985

Position Type: Full Time

Salary: $45,000.00

Job Category: Competitive

Role and Responsibilities

Under direction, the Museum Educator ensures that the collections in the museum act as a learning resource for people of all ages. Implementation of educational programs to meet the needs of various cultural and heritage groups, societies, schools, colleges and educational organizations within the community.

Examples of Work

  • Develop and implement a variety of educational public programs of learning with participation for classes, groups or individuals. 
  • Develop lectured programs workshops, conduct Museum tours geared toward various exhibitions.
  • Formulate plans for marketing educational programs and works closely with museum staff to develop programs.
  • Prepare material lists, manages public programming and recommend budget needs for programs.
  • Identify, research and prepare grants for funding opportunities.
  • Engage with schools, colleges and teachers to promote the use of the collections and ensure museum activities are in line with school curriculum.

 * (Tasks noted within this description are not all-inclusive. Other related tasks will be assigned.)


EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience in developing, planning, and providing of programs in an organization which is concerned with fine or applied arts, performing arts, history, anthropology, or related activity.

LICENSE:  Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

  Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of procedures to be followed in formulating and executing plans for effective utilization of available funds.
  • Knowledge of procedures for obtaining private and public grants and in presenting proposals in accord with funding source guidelines.
  • Ability to evaluate situations and make determinations based on findings.
  • Ability to use reference materials and manuals necessary for researching prospective funding sources.


Interested parties please respond to Heather Garside, Curator of History, The Paterson Museum, 2 Market Street, Paterson NJ 07501;




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League of Historical Societies of N.J.

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Bridgewater, N.J. 08807