Museum Educator

Deadline September 16, 2022

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE) seeks a motivated, knowledgeable, personable, and creative individual to fill the position of Museum Educator. OJMCHE is a growing organization, which engages audiences from a wide range of backgrounds on the museum’s core educational content: Oregon Jewish history; the history of the Holocaust and genocide; and the history of discrimination and resistance in Oregon.

Job Description
The Museum Educator plays an essential role in providing secondary students and teachers with informed educational experiences at OJMCHE’s primary location, 724 NW Davis Street, and off-site in greater Portland metro-area classrooms. The primary responsibility of the Museum Educator is to inspire and guide learners through OJMCHE’s exhibitions, making relevant and meaningful connections. As such, Museum Educators must have engaging presentation skills and confidence navigating critical conversations. When not leading tours, Museum Educators will be supporting the education department with the development of education resources.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead dynamic and thought-provoking student tours of varying sizes through OJMCHE’s core and temporary exhibitions
Facilitate existing student workshops on-site at OJMCHE and off-site at greater Portland metro-area schools
Work with the Museum Education Manager to research and develop exhibition guides that will inspire critical thinking and conversations
Compile student programming summaries
Participate in education team meetings and planning
Honor and uphold OJMCHE’s mission, values, and expectations

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities
Assist with the development of standards-based classroom resources such as lesson plans, digital experiences, and speaker experience summaries
Create and/or enhance existing partnerships with schools
Collaborate with OJMCHE Education colleagues on existing and new initiatives

Required Qualifications and Skill Sets
Knowledge of Holocaust and genocide studies and/or Jewish history and culture education
BA in Education, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies, or related field
Two years of experience teaching in a museum or in a middle, high school or university classroom setting
Comfort engaging in difficult conversations
Experience engaging with people from a wide range of perspectives including different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and people with disabilities
Demonstrated ability to be flexible in a fast paced environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills
Enthusiastic and positive energy, especially in busy situations
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
Valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, and reliable personal transportation
Ability to clear a background check

Preferred Qualifications
MA in Education, Museum Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish studies or related field
Spanish literacy and presentation experience
Licensed or certified educator

Hours and Salary
$30 per hour
10 – 15 hours a week (Monday – Thursday) November through May*
*This is a renewable contract.

To Apply
Send a resume and cover letter to by September 16, 2022.

724 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209