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Education & Exhibition Spec I

Education Coordinator

Recruitment #17-001401-0001


Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) is a place full of secrets waiting to be unearthed.  Whether you come to hike our miles of trails, explore our Visitor Center full of interactive exhibits, or to enjoy one of our educational programs or events, you will leave with a greater appreciated for the land and the people who once lived here. JPPM is also the home of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), which houses over 8 million artifacts.




Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

10515 Mackall Road

Saint Leonard, MD  20685

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to conduct and develop educational programs, helping to improve public accessibility to, and understanding of the history and archaeology of, the property and the region. The position is responsible for scheduling, coordinating and giving educational programs primarily to school groups during the academic year and to general audiences during the summer season.


Develops and conducts on-site educational programs based on requests from school groups and the general public.

Schedules and coordinates educational and public programs. Interacts with the public on a daily basis.

Develops and conducts outreach programs during the off-season (Nov-March).  Travels to schools and presents programs in classroom settings.

Works with the Director of Education to order, inventory, and properly store supplies necessary to carry out educational programs and workshop.

Reviews flyers and brochures for JPPM educational programs on a regular basis and works with Education and other JPPM staff to make revisions as needed.

Takes part in the hiring process for seasonal positions(s) and works with supervisor to train and supervise the person who fills this position.  Oversees volunteers as needed.

Maintains the trunks for the Traveling Trunk program. Schedules trunk rentals and facilitates sales of trunks to various organizations.

Carries out administrative duties and personnel activities at the direction of Director of Educ., and/or JPPM Director.

Collects fees for school groups and/or prearranged tours and insures that fees are processed in a timely fashion. 


Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: One year teaching (K-12), museum education, environmental education, or other related experience.


Possession of a Masters degree in a related field.

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Outdoor Environmental Education, History, Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, Anthropology/Archaeology, Natural Sciences (Biology, Geology, Ecology) or related field.

Experience in developing teaching curriculum.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible list for at least one year).


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.




The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application, supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St., Suite 608

Baltimore, MD  21201 

Attn: K. Waugh  

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Kigen Waugh

Ph: 410-767-4933


Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.  

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.   

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 

Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply.

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