Job Opportunity: Educator at Antique Boat Museum

The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY, has an opening for the position of educator, to develop, administer, deliver and evaluate the museum’s educational programming. The educator works as part of the museum’s public programming department, shaping the museum’s visitor experience and fulfilling its mission. Most of the departments projects are interdisciplinary and involve all staff members.


    • Develop and manage Education-related budgets
    • Supervise Education interns, hire seasonal staff and supervise department volunteers
    • Market educational programs
    • Administer course registrations, confirmations, and cancellations
    • Create and maintain databases of class participants, working with the Advancement office to set up records of class participants
    • On-site Programming
    • Organize adult, family and youth programs and courses
    • Develop new courses and programs
    • In collaboration with Events and Facilities ensure classroom space is reserved and setup for courses and programs
    • Outreach & School Programming
    • Write curriculum, teacher resource kits and pre/post visit activities
    • Write grants, proposals and final reports for in-school programs
    • Schedule and lead school field trips
    • Teach in-school lessons
    • Develop new Outreach programs
    • Events
    • Organize speakers’ forums for Boat Show and Raceboat Regatta in collaboration with Events Coordinator and Show Committees
    • Develop educational activities for special events in collaboration with Events Coordinator
    • Curatorial
    • La Duchesse Programming Director
    • Oversees the day to day docent scheduling, and light housekeeping related to the public tours
    • Participate in exhibit design and interpretive planning
    • Organize training, scheduling, and supervising volunteer docents and paid interpretive staff
    • Conduct research, write tour outlines and training materials for docents
    • Waterfront Programming
    • Works closely with In-Water Fleet Coordinator to support on-water activities with seasonal staff


    • Candidates should possess 
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Museum Studies, History or related program
    • Teaching Certificate or experience teaching and/or running educational programs
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Strong organizational skills & work ethic
    • Ability to create age appropriate learning experiences
    • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, digital photography and document scanning
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Master’s Degree and/or curriculum and instruction; classroom teaching experience K-12
    • Grant writing skills
    • Knowledge of boats and St. Lawrence River helpful

For a more information, see the Antique Boat Museum website.