Careers and Volunteering

Museum Educator for School Program (Part-Time)

Like many museums, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens completely revamped our school programs during COVID. This refocus has brought a huge benefit and resulted in us increasing our school outreach in 2022 by more than 250% over pre-COVID years. To help us meet the rising demand and ensure our school programming continues to be a valuable resource for educators, we are hiring a part-time school program museum teacher. The school program museum teacher will be responsible for teaching up to 100 school programs (virtual and in-person) per year for PK-12 students. The school program museum teacher will use existing lesson plans to provide students and teachers with a welcoming, engaging, and positive learning experience.

As our school program museum teacher you will respond to teacher inquiries and schedule the programs using Zoom and Outlook. You will also manage all the logistics for each program, including supply management. The school program museum teacher also communicates with schools and teachers to spread awareness of Hillwood’s school program offerings and assist in all gathering data from teachers for program evaluations. 

As an experienced teacher, you bring knowledge of working with youth audiences. You bring experience in basic art-making activities and know how to translate lessons to a virtual platform. You are a warm and engaging communicator. You have used Zoom and Microsoft products and are skilled at managing a calendar and your time. You understand the importance of logistics and communication to a successful lesson. You are able to work 24 hours a week during the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Please read the full position description HERE

About Us:

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is deeply committed to fostering a positive, inclusive and engaging workplace where all voices are heard and where staff and visitors of all backgrounds can be inspired by the life of our founder Marjorie Merriweather Post.

We Offer:

  • A fabulous work culture that inspires your best work.
  • Flexibility with a hybrid work environment.
  • Support for career development with internal and external opportunities to learn and grow.
  • 40 hours of vacation time each year, paid sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement Savings Plan. Hillwood matches up to 3% with a discretionary match (up to 2% or more).
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment, short & long term insurance at no cost to the employee.
  • Metro commuter benefits of up to $50 per month.
  • Mental wellness support.
  • Discounts in the shop and Merriweather Café.
  • Free admission to the museum and festival days.
  • Casual Monday.
  • Free on-site parking.

To Apply:

Hillwood is seeking applicants from all backgrounds and educational levels to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color and people with marginalized identities to apply for open positions. We strive to make the hiring process as accessible as possible. Please do not hesitate to share what will make the process best for you. We cannot guarantee all accommodations; our team will make accommodations where possible with sufficient notice. When sending your resume to please let us know of any accommodations you may find helpful while engaging in our process. Learn about Hillwood's interview process here.

This position is compensated at $23.00/hour. Please visit our website for more information on this and other career opportunities.

Hillwood requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Applicants who have qualifying medical conditions or who have a sincerely held religious belief may request an exemption from the vaccination policy. Exemptions are determined on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with applicable law. Any medical information concerning an applicant’s disability will be treated as a confidential medical record in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws.