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Working at the Smithsonian

Museum Educator

  • 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.

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