The Capital Jewish Museum seeks a Museum Educator to join our fast-moving team as we plan and launch a new Jewish museum for the nation’s capital. The Museum Educator will be part of a team that deeply appreciates the role of museums in building community, exploring identity and inspiring civil discourse and civic engagement. The new museum, projected to open in 2021, will be built at 3rd and F St. NW, just a block from the National Building Museum. The museum facility will incorporate our 1876 historic synagogue as its centerpiece “object,” and will feature new exhibition galleries and programming spaces, including a key feature, the Community Action Lab.
The Museum Educator will lead the conceptualization and implementation of educational programs, experiences, and materials — particularly for families, teens and school groups — for the new museum in advance of its opening, imagining and implementing engaging, historically rich audience experiences. Your responsibilities will include creative program development; planning, experimenting and iterating new programmatic experiences; collaboration with outside educational advisors; program logistics management; grant writing and fundraising support. The museum’s programs will encourage visitors to connect, reflect and act: connect across families and diverse communities, reflect on the relevance of history to today and act on behalf of their communities and values. Experiences will build on the Museum’s extensive collection of stories about Jewish Washington, as well as our collection of objects, photographs, documents, stories and oral histories.
Our ideal candidate will be an energetic risk-taker who is comfortable working outside of the box and is wildly creative. YOU are a self-starter with fresh ideas about interpreting urban history, and a love of storytelling and audience engagement.