The Virginia Historical Society seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Digital Outreach Educator. This individual serves as a part of the Guest Engagement Division, reports directly to the Manager of Digital Learning and is responsible for delivering educational programs via HistoryConnects, the VHS’ digital learning initiative. HistoryConnects shares the resources of the Virginia Historical Society with audiences primarily through interactive video conferencing with schools and other organizations worldwide. These programs are informative, engaging, and bring history to life while reinforcing the importance of primary-source learning and historical inquiry.
The ideal candidate will possess excellent organizational, research and communication skills, including the ability to present to varied audiences and comfortably speak on camera with groups of various ages, be familiar with 21st century skills and possess knowledge of American and Virginia history.
Workloads are the heaviest in the fall (October through December) and spring (February through May). Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
Bachelor’s degree in History, Museum Studies or related field; proficient with Mac OS X, iOS and Windows operating systems; and possess an authentic interest in the mission and work of the VHS.
Founded in 1831, the Virginia Historical Society is the oldest cultural organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. Located in the Museum District of Richmond, Virginia, the VHS houses its collection of nearly 9 million items and serves as the state history museum with permanent and special exhibitions as well as a vibrant portfolio of public programs.
The Virginia Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.