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Position: Museum Teacher

The USS Constitution Museum seeks a talented and experienced educator for a part-time Museum Teacher position. Museum Teachers are responsible for facilitating all school and youth programs (grades K – 12) at the Museum. Museum teachers play a key role in creating engaging programs environments for participating youth. Responsibilities include: leading interactive, engaging, and curriculum-based programs for student and youth groups visiting the Museum; communicating the themes and content of programs at an appropriate level for groups of various ages, grades, and capabilities; fostering a comfortable, encouraging, and accessible environment for all student and youth visitors; approaching individuals who might need direction in the galleries or show particular interest in a display or activity; maintaining the materials and resources needed for school and youth programs; and supporting the Museum Learning Department with special events as needed.

Qualifications

The successful candidates will have demonstrated experience working with youth (classroom teacher, classroom aid, after-school facilitator, museum program facilitator, camp or youth group leader, scout leader). Knowledge of best practices in museum teaching and interpretation techniques is preferred. Successful candidates will have a passion for history and the ability to confidently communicate content and themes related to USS Constitution’s story. A schedule with the flexibility to teach on weekdays during school hours and occasional weekends is necessary. This position is ideal for graduate students, those with a flexible schedule, retired educators, and those interested in museums.

Schedule

Two part-time (9-17 hours/week) seasonal positions are available from April – Mid August.

To Apply

Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume, and two references to teachered@usscm.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE.

Volunteering

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Position: Library Volunteer

The Samuel Eliot Morison Memorial Library at the USS Constitution Museum seeks a Library Volunteer to assist with various library tasks, including shelving, cataloging, general organization, and other projects related to the research library’s holdings. This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Desired Skills

  • Graduate or undergraduate coursework in library science.
  • Familiarity with basic administrative duties, including filing, database work, and data entry in Excel.
  • Interest in research libraries and/or special libraries.
  • Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail.

Schedule

Minimum of 4 hours per week between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday – Friday.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Kate Monea, Manager of Curatorial Affairs, at kmonea@usscm.org. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.