Working at the Smithsonian
- Museum educators develop a variety of interpretive strategies that are informed by collections-based research
as well as educational research and learning theory that enlighten and inspire museum audiences of all ages
- Museum educators foster active engagement with museum collections by creating interactive learning spaces,
classes, online conferences, public programs, as well as pre- and post- visit experiences, for learners of all ages.
They create programs and products for K-12 teachers and students that include curriculum and professional development
opportunities for teachers; and for students, distance learning, on-site programs, games, and diverse offerings of
digital and hard copy materials that enhance teaching and learning.
- Museum educators also broker partnerships with schools, community-based organizations, and other cultural
institutions in an effort to build diverse audiences while simultaneously maximizing the impact of their work.
- To qualify applicants must have education credits in child and/or adult development or a degree in the subject
the subject area of the museum and teaching experience in a formal or informal setting.
"Working at the Smithsonian"