Job Opportunities

Museum Educator (Part-time)

The Wilton Historical Society seeks a Museum Educator who will lead and implement the Society’s ongoing 1st, 2nd, and 5th grade curriculum-based education programs. In addition, the Museum Educator is responsible for managing a full calendar of education programs for all ages at the Society, of which a key component is Saturday programs for kids. This position provides support for the marketing efforts to promote all programs.

Job Description:

  • Reports to Co-Director, Education.
  • Supports programming and communication between schools, teachers, students, families, and other non-profit organizations to provide a minimum of:
    • Continuing existing curriculum-based Colonial education programs
    • Continuing Scout programs and Colonial Summer Camp
    • Saturday programs for kids, one adult program monthly
    • Star, Inc. seasonal programs for disabled adults
  • Work with Chair of Volunteers on staffing as needed
  • Plan program activities, provide full program descriptions, procure supplies, and organize materials, set up and clean up the activities
  • Keep accurate and up to date records of program expenses, attendance data
  • Provide Museum Tours as needed
  • Assist with marketing efforts: tasks include posting flyers, posters and signs; sending press releases to media and calendar listings; connecting with local affinity groups to promote programs
  • Assist with Betts Store Museum Shop: check out purchases, help customers
  • Assist with fundraisers
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Must have genuine desire to educate and bring history to life. High energy team player with strong organizational and communication skills.  Good writer with computer skills
  • Ability to take the initiative, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain clear records and provide goals and other information as requested for grant applications and reports
  • Saturday work required as well as occasional Sundays and evenings
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a school or non-profit environment, preferably in programs and/or education
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college, preferably with a degree in humanities.


24 per week, Wednesday – Saturday, with flexibility during the week


Apply for this job:

Resume and cover letter

List of three professional references with contact information

Contact: Kim Mellin, Co-Director: