Westmoreland County Historical Society

Education Coordinator

Education Coordinator

Oct 01st - All Day

To apply for the position of Education Coordinator, send a cover letter and a resume to WCHS1908@gmail.com by July 11, 2018.

The date of October 1 is irrelevant to the position. It's just a "place holder."

Position: Part Time (24 hours/week) EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Purpose: Under the direction of the Executive Director and working with the Coordinator of Collections and Interpretation, the Education Coordinator is responsible for the overall educational function of the historic site; implementation and promotion of public programs; and the supervision of volunteers who assist with the interpretive programs, with priority given to Historic Hanna’s Town

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Implement a variety of interpretive programs that reflect an inclusive history of Westmoreland County for a broad-based audience.

  2. Manage volunteers; train interpreters to present programs related to the historic site and exhibitions in the gallery; coordinate scheduling of volunteers and maintain volunteer records for Historic Hanna’s Town.

  3. Serve as a liaison with area schools and homeschool groups; coordinate the Hands on the Past school programs at Historic Hanna’s Towns.

  4. Responsible for the inventory and purchase of materials and supplies for the Hands on the Past, volunteer, and other educational programs. 

  5. Assist the Coordinator of Interpretation and Collections with the production of collections based exhibitions and related interpretive materials and programs.

  6. Assist with social media posting, publicity, and customer relation activities of the organization.

  7. Prepare press releases about educational programs using established format.

  8. Perform other duties as directed by the Executive Director or Coordinator of Collections and Interpretation.



  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in history or related humanities and/or education. (Education majors should have a strong academic background in history and related humanities.)

  2.  At least 2 years of practical experience working with teachers and students.

  3. Computer literacy that includes experience with web sites & Microsoft Office.

  4. Experience using and maintaining social media platforms.

  5. Strong verbal and written communication skills.  

  6. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively in a team with staff and volunteers. Must also be able to work independently, be self-motivated, and be flexible.

  7. PA Act 153 Child Abuse Clearances required.

Licenses: Valid PA driver’s license to travel to offsite locations

Physical Work Environment: Able to lift and move at least 20 pounds.

Working Conditions: Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.