Employment Opportunities

Antique Boat Museum

Job Title: Educator

Job Summary
Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Educator’s principal responsibility is to develop, administer, deliver and evaluate the Museum’s educational programming. Together with the Education Committee, Director of Institutional Advancement, In-Water Fleet Coordinator, Boatwright, Curator, Assistant Curator, and volunteer Librarian the Educator makes up the ABM’s Public Programming Department. Through development and delivery of mission-driven programming, workshops and classes, the Public Programming Department plays the leading role in shaping the ABM’s visitor experience and fulfilling the Antique Boat Museum’s mission. While each of the Public Programming Department staff named above has a particular focus and area of expertise, they work closely together because most of the Department’s projects, such as the creation of a new exhibit, are interdisciplinary and involve all staff members.



    • Develop and manage Education-related budgets
    • Supervise Education interns, hire seasonal staff and supervise department volunteers
    • Market educational programs
    • Administer course registrations, confirmations, and cancellations
    • Create and maintain databases of class participants, working with the Advancement office to set up records of class participants
    • On-site Programming
    • Organize adult, family and youth programs and courses
    • Develop new courses and programs
    • In collaboration with Events and Facilities ensure classroom space is reserved and setup for courses and programs
    • Outreach & School Programming
    • Write curriculum, teacher resource kits and pre/post visit activities
    • Write grants, proposals and final reports for in-school programs
    • Schedule and lead school field trips
    • Teach in-school lessons
    • Develop new Outreach programs
    • Events
    • Organize speakers’ forums for Boat Show and Raceboat Regatta in collaboration with Events Coordinator and Show Committees
    • Develop educational activities for special events in collaboration with Events Coordinator
    • Curatorial
    • La Duchesse Programming Director
    • Oversees the day to day docent scheduling, and light housekeeping related to the public tours
    • Participate in exhibit design and interpretive planning
    • Organize training, scheduling, and supervising volunteer docents and paid interpretive staff
    • Conduct research, write tour outlines and training materials for docents
    • Waterfront Programming
    • Works closely with In-Water Fleet Coordinator to support on-water activities with seasonal staff


    • Candidates should possess 
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Museum Studies, History or related program
    • Teaching Certificate or experience teaching and/or running educational programs
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Strong organizational skills & work ethic
    • Ability to create age appropriate learning experiences
    • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, digital photography and document scanning
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneouslyThe following knowledge, skills and abilities are preferred
    • Master’s Degree and/or curriculum and instruction; classroom teaching experience K-12
    • Grant writing skills
    • Knowledge of boats and St. Lawrence River helpful

Applications including a cover letter and resume should be sent to:member@abm.org

Mission Statement:
Through a network of locations and partnerships, the Antique Boat Museum will be widely recognized as the premier freshwater nautical museum in North America and the leader in connecting people with boats and boating history. Our collections, exhibits, and programs will create centers for learning, resources for other cultural and educational organizations, and places to experience all aspects of boating.The museum is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and is Chartered by the New York State Department of Education. Equal opportunity employer. On the web at: www.abm.org

Vision 2020:
The Antique Boat Museum collects, preserves, interprets and celebrates boats and related artifacts to advance public understanding of the important of boating to the cultural history of North America and the St. Lawrence River in particular.

      The museum is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and is Chartered by the New York State Department of Education. Equal opportunity employer. On the web at: www.abm.org
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