Director of Education (Historical Interpreter III)


Posted on 08/31/2020

Director of Education (Historical Interpreter III)
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center – Application Deadline: September 25, 2020

The Director of Education develops and oversees all public programming for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid, Oklahoma.

Key Responsibilities & Expectations:

  • Develop, oversee, and implement public programs and events at the Heritage Center that help us tell the many stories that make up northwestern Oklahoma
  • Develop, oversee, and implement educational programs that meet the appropriate curriculum standards for all ages
  • Develop, oversee, and implement living history programs that bring to life the Humphrey Heritage Village
  • Develop, oversee, and implement outreach programs for schools and community groups in the region
  • Work collaboratively in the development of both permanent and temporary exhibits, by developing educational components that supplement and enhance the visitor’s experience
  • Administer the recruitment, training, operation of the Heritage Center’s volunteer program
  • Write and maintain grants necessary to help fund public programs
  • Cultivate a positive and professional relationship with the school districts in the region, and actively recruiting them to participate in our programs
  • Be a consummate professional and an industry leader, to help maintain the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s standing as one of Oklahoma’s premier history museums

Basic Purpose:
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the development of educational programs on Oklahoma history and specific museums and historic sites and the presentation of these programs to the public. This includes conducting tours at a museum or historic site and providing information about the history associated with the historical collection or the site and performing other related activities such as recruiting and supervising volunteers and staff, greeting visitors, and assisting in the operation of the gift shop.

Level Descriptors:
This job family consists of three levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of work assigned, the experience required to perform assigned work, and the responsibility for the supervision of others.
Level III: This is the leadership level of this job family where employees perform the full range of work associated with the presentation of educational programs at a historic site or museum and provide supervision to other staff in the performance of assigned work. Strong emphasis is placed on the development of programs, brochures and videos. Employees will be responsible for coordinating large scale reenactments and will develop and implement multi-phased projects often involving several divisions and outside groups.

Minimum Qualifications:
Level III: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in history, anthropology, archaeology, education, museum studies or a closely related field and three years of experience as an interpreter/educator or curator in a museum or historic site; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Apply here.

Read an open letter from the Executive Director here.