Curator of Education & Museum Programs, Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC

  • 23 Oct 2018 12:34 PM
    Message # 6870099

    The Curator of Education & Museum Programs will be responsible for developing interpretive and educational programming at Drayton Hall (including public house tours, special events, K-12 education programs, and written interpretive materials/signage). The curator will also recruit, hire, train, and evaluate all interpretive and educational staff.


    • Contribute to the overall success of Drayton Hall in achieving its mission.
    • Serve as direct supervisor to all interpretive and educational staff.
    • Develop and conduct a rigorous training program in historical interpretation, to be completed by all new all interpretive and educational staff; establish evaluation protocol for existing interpretive staff to ensure continued effectiveness in historical interpretation content and delivery.
    • Monitor and evaluate existing museum program offerings, and ensure they meet a high standard of excellence in both presentation and historical content.
    • Work with the curatorial and education staff to develop dynamic and relevant interpretive programming opportunities and written interpretive materials (brochures, youth activities, etc.) at Drayton Hall.
    • Work with Director of Advancement in fundraising efforts associated with interpretive and educational programming.
      •Work with curators of historic architecture, archaeology, collections and landscape to effectively incorporate historic structures, collections, landscapes and archaeology into programmatic offerings.
    • Assist in the preliminary development of a volunteer program at Drayton Hall.
    • Monitor budget expenditures as they relate to all interpretive and educational staff and museum programs.
    • Present guided house tours of Drayton Hall and all other museum programs to diverse audiences on a regular basis and as needed.
    • Provide back-up coverage for front gate, museum shop, house tour schedule, and site management as needed.
    • Be a team player and be able to lead, follow, and support colleagues in a tactful, positive way.


    • M.A. required – studies in history, public history, museum studies, museum education, or similar fields strongly preferred.
    • Extensive knowledge of history and its connections to other disciplines.
    • Three years of relevant experience required with at least one year in a supervisory role.
    • Experience in historic site work and/or museum education strongly preferred.
    • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated willingness to learn.
    • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work independently and work as a member of a team.
    • Experience in conducting training in historical interpretation strongly preferred.
    • Genuine belief in the mission of Drayton Hall.

    Please send a resume & cover letter to:

    No phone calls, please.

  • 09 Jul 2019 6:06 PM
    Reply # 7771316 on 6870099
    Rebecca Ness

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