Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is recruiting. Here are the details

Group educators are part-time positions that engage visitors in America’s colonial history through hands-on, active teaching techniques. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)
Group educators are part-time positions that engage visitors in America’s colonial history through hands-on, active teaching techniques. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is recruiting group educators to teach visitors of all ages about historical events of the 17th- and 18th-century Virginia at its hands-on living-history museums, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

There will be a recruitment fair at Jamestown Settlement’s Education Wing, at 2110 Jamestown Road, on Thursday — two sessions, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., according to a news release from the foundation.

Applicants are encouraged to bring resumes, cover letters and references, and staff will be on hand to conduct interviews with qualified candidates.

Group educators are part-time positions that engage visitors in America’s colonial history through hands-on, active teaching techniques.

Training is provided in historical content and methodology to prepare group educators to present interactive tours of the museums, inside exhibition galleries and in outdoor living-history areas, according to the foundation.

“Group educators have an important role in making critical moments in our nation’s past and its diverse history come to life and relevant to students and adults who visit both living-history museums,” said Felicia Abrams, interim manager of On-Site Education at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

Both museums are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round and closed on Christmas and New Year’s days.

For more information on Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, click here.

For more information on the recruitment fair, call 757-253-4732.

John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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