Museum Educator/ House Manager - Prospect Park Alliance
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House Manager, Lefferts Historic House

Be part of the driving force that sustains Prospect Park, Brooklyn's flagship park. The Prospect Park Alliance, the nonprofit that restores and advances the Park, seeks a part-time, year-round House Manager to manage Lefferts Historic House during open hours.

The House Manager is responsible for opening and closing the museum, overseeing all daily operations, and supervising a staff of three high school students. The House Manager will also enforce the museum’s rules and ensure the safety and preservation of the historic house, exhibits, artifacts, staff and visitors. The House Manager will support the Supervising Educator with other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Create daily schedules for outdoor and indoor activities
  • Greet incoming visitors, lead tours, and facilitate interactions with indoor and outdoor exhibits and activities
  • Enforce the museum’s rules, ensuring the safety and preservation of the historic house, exhibits, artifacts, staff and all visitors
  • Manage weekend morning birthday parties on an as-needed basis, setting up the space, leading guests in crafts and activities, taking care of the birthday families’ needs, and transitioning the site from the birthday party into public hours
  • Occasionally staff or manage evening time and day time special events
  • During the off-season, the House Manager will assist the Supervising Educator in maintenance, organizational projects and program development

 

Qualifications for the House Manager position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, education or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • 1 – 2 years experience in a public programs setting (museum, historic house, or nature center, etc).
  • excellent presentation, communication and customer service skills
  • some managerial or supervisory experience preferred but not necessary
  • experience working with teenagers preferred but not necessary
  • familiarity with historic preservation and/or  museum education
  • an interest in Brooklyn and New York City history
  • the ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • the ability to work with visitors from diverse backgrounds
  • experience with sensory friendly programming preferred but not necessary
  • a willingness to work outside in all weather conditions and stand for long periods of time
  • a desire to do hands-on work, often some physical labor, including lifting up to 30 lbs.
  • a flexible schedule with the ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Valid license to drive in New York State


Application Instructions:

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to job336@prospectpark.org.

Schedule:

This is a part time, 21 hours per week, position. Thursday - Saturday, April – December, and Wednesday – Friday, January – March, with additional work on an as needed basis. Additional hours include providing support for weekend and evening events, birthday parties and covering for the Supervising Educator for sick and vacation time. This is an un-benefited position with rate of $18 per hour.

No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.  The Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Prospect Park Alliance

The Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s flagship park, for the benefit of diverse communities, working in partnership with the City of New York. The Alliance provides a majority of the operating budget and staff that care for Park, preserving the natural environment and historic design, and serving the community by providing public programming and amenities for the Park, which receives more than 10 million visits each year. Learn more by visiting www.prospectpark.org.

 

How to Apply: 

Email your cover letter and resume to job336@prospectpark.org.

No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.  The Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.