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Full Time Education Director

Closes May 15

Lowell’s Boat Shop

Program Director Job Description:
This position oversees the Education Programs, is responsible for supporting the educational mission of Lowell’s Boat Shop through the design, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs. Additionally, this position is responsible for the daily operation of all student programs including but not limited to: staff assignments, training, budget, and coordination with other staff when necessary. Supervises museum educators and education volunteers.


  • Direct the research, design, delivery of the LBS’s educational programs (at LBS and outreach).
    • Formalize and sustain a vocational high school level boat building Apprentice Program.
    • Structure, to the extent possible, the education programs to complement the MA curriculum frameworks and standards.
    • Manage and supervise education staff and volunteers.
    • Oversee the daily operations of the educational programs, including all administrative tasks.
    • Develop and execute the Education Budget, and identify and advocate for operational requirements.
    • Build and actively steward relationships with school systems and individual schools to promote the LBS’s program offerings, to foster early collaboration in the development of valuable programs, and to elicit feedback from the schools and teachers that the programs serve.
  • Direct the research and curation of LBS’s collection of historic objects, and design and upgrade or rotate the museum exhibit on a periodic basis.
    • Research, design, and deliver programs as an individual Museum educator for all age groups.
    • Train current and incoming Museum educators and volunteers in delivery of programs.
  • Regularly evaluate and refine current education and museum program offerings for content and delivery.
  • Assist the Executive Director and Grant Writer in identifying grant opportunities and in scoping grant proposals.
  • Assist the Executive Director in the preparation of the LBS’s Annual Report
  • Collaborate with the various outside educators and organizations to enhance the design and delivery of education and museum programs.
  • Represent the Museum at professional meetings, maritime-related festivals and events, conferences, and workshops as required.
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of various community building and fundraising events
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, MailChimp, Social Media, etc.
  • Knowledge of boats and history; experience coordinating speakers/lecturers/classes preferred.
  • Experience/comfort operating/using small boats with oars and motors, including supervising on the water programs with students and adults.


  • Three years experience coordinating and delivering educational programs (preferably experiential)
  • Three years experience working in a museum or non-profit institution preferred.

Education & Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree in History, Education, or related field required;

The following certifications are desired but not required:

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate, or equivalent
  • American Red Cross CPR Certificate for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate, or equivalent
  • USCG license or equivalent


Hours, Salary & Schedule

This is a full-time, year-round salaried position averaging 40 hours per week, including some weekend and evening work, to be scheduled to accommodate seasonal programs and events.  Salary commensurate with experience.


Program Goals 2018-2022

  1. Create and sustain a thoughtful, relevant and replicable education experience for students groups K-12 and teachers visiting the Museum.
  2. Create and sustain a vocational high school level boat building apprentice program
  3. Create resources for educators to teach our history in their own classrooms
  4. Create opportunities for youth and adults to experience LBS at various engagement levels from introductory experiences to full immersion classes.
  5. Create opportunities for youth and adults to experience using LBS boats and gain experience on the water
  6. Increase access to LBS programs in underprivileged communities, empowering youth to reach their full creative potential.
  7. Create a manageable education schedule that builds the LBS community within staff, space and other constraints.
  8. Create an environment that maximizes the opportunity for volunteers to participate in the education and museum programs at LBS.


To Apply:  Please send resume and cover letter to