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Early Childhood and Literacy Specialist (Baltimore)

compensation: tba...
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

Port Discovery Children's Museum, one of the top Children's Museum in the United States and a top cultural institution in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, is seeking a creative and passionate educator to be our full-time Early Childhood and Literacy Specialist. The mission of Port Discovery is to connect purposeful play with learning. If our mission resonates with you, and you have a visuals arts education background as well as enjoy the joy and wonder of children as they learn, then we welcome you to apply!

Position Summary:

Working as a member of the Education Department, the Early Childhood and Literacy Specialist works to provide engaging, high quality content in Port Discovery's Early Childhood and Literacy-related programs. The Specialist researches, creates, implements, and evaluates innovative educational activities, programs, and events for young children (birth through age 10) and their families that support Port Discovery's commitment to offer innovative, interactive, playful and engaging learning experiences. In addition to leading, facilitating, and engaging in direct programs with museum visitors, the Specialist conducts trainings for educational programs, engages in education outreach programs, supports grant-related work as it relates to Early Childhood and Literacy, and develops and maintains pertinent community partnerships that will enhance the Museum offerings and mission.

This is a full-time position and the workweek is currently flexible, based on the museum operating schedule. Scheduled work hours will be adjusted according to department/museum needs. Participation in special events, evenings, weekends, and holidays will be necessary.

The museum is currently open to the public 4 days per week now, but that is re-evaluated monthly. Most of the work for this position will be expected to be on-site.

Position Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field required.
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience working in developing and delivering public programming, preferably with children and families, required.
  • Must have interest in working closely with children, parents, educators, and museum staff in developing and delivering an exceptional museum experience.
  • Community experience and knowledge of local organizations.
  • Familiarity and experience working with key players in the community.
  • Museum experience is a plus.
  • Experience in program evaluation is a plus.
  • Must have excellent presentation, organizational, business writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Independent problem solving and decision-making skills are necessary for success.
  • A valid driver's license and reliable non-public transportation are required (for outreach activities).

Port Discovery provides you with the opportunity to make a difference in the community and in the lives of children. Additional benefits include:

  • Free parking
  • Free admission to the Museum for family
  • Group medical, dental and / or vision insurance options
  • Vacation, personal and sick leave
  • Retirement savings with Museum match after 6 months
  • Museum provided life and disability insurance, as well as EAP, travel assistance and grief counseling support.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

Must be able to meet physical demands of job to include walking, standing, climbing, bending, kneeling and lifting / moving objects up to 50 pounds. Largest amount of time is spent standing when delivering programming. Some sitting / sedentary time for administrative and planning tasks. Work is performed indoors, and the noise level is usually moderate to high. Must be comfortable working amongst small groups of children and caregivers. If doing outreach work, the environment of those locations are unknown.

Covid-19 Precautions:

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination
  • Virtual interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Physical distancing guidelines in place
  • Capacity levels set in exhibit spaces
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
  • Daily health monitoring process

We will also provide you with a memorable experience of being part of a world-class institution as well as the ability for you to be a key ingredient in our creative and informal programming. Bring us your enthusiasm and passion!

Send us your resume and cover letter, and let's start this journey together!


To learn more about Port Discovery Children's Museum, visit https://www.portdiscovery.org/. Port Discovery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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