The Public Programs Administrator spearheads the research, implementation, and evaluation of the NEH-funded William Brown House Reinterpretation grant. Additionally, they will design, implement, and evaluate programs for youth, families, and adults in history and horticulture.
Working in conjunction with the Director of Public Programs, this person will:
Conduct research into best practices regarding hands-on interpretation, as well as interpretation of lesser-known histories.
Review HLTG’s existing interpretive plan for the William Brown House and bring it to meet these best practices.
Implement the new interpretive plan including: researching & writing interpretive signage, overseeing procurement of material culture, training staff and docents in new materials, as well as best practices in in-person interpretation, working interdepartmentally with the Collections, Development, and Facilities departments.
Additionally, this person will:
Develop, lead, and evaluate youth, family, and adult programming, including: monthly homeschool program, monthly adult Colonial Cocktails program, seasonal school tour program, quarterly adult workshops in history and horticulture.
Lead interactive tours of and programs in our Historic Area (including one original colonial tavern and two reconstructions) and our 10 acres of wooded and ornamental gardens
Assist with front desk duties and customer service
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Skills:
5 years of experience working in an informal education setting
Experience in historic house interpretation
Proven experience in successful program development
College-level education in the fields of American History, World History, or Social Studies Education
Interest in, and ability to learn about, horticulture, gardening, and ecology.
Duration of Position:
This is a grant-funded position, not to exceed 12 months. There is the possibility to extend indefinitely if this person is a good fit for London Town’s public programs needs moving into the future.
Tuesday – Saturday
Director of Public Programs
Retirement plan and Foundation match
Foundation-paid flexible spending account ($750)
Ability to buy into the Foundation’s group health insurance and supplementary insurance plans
10 days of accrued annual and 7 days of personal leave each year plus paid holidays
How to Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Open until filled, job to begin January 4, 2022.
About Historic London Town and Gardens
Historic London Town and Gardens is a twenty-three acre park featuring history, archaeology, and horticulture on the South River in Edgewater, Maryland. The park is owned by Anne Arundel County and managed by the London Town Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 52-1396159). Created in 1993, the Foundation manages the site under a formal operating agreement with the Anne Arundel County government. The Foundation is responsible for developing and conducting interpretive, recreational, and educational programs that allow visitors to learn about our historical, archaeological, and horticultural offerings.
Our mission is "To inspire a deeper understanding of our region’s history, environment, culture, and arts through living history, historical artifacts, experiential public gardens, and collaborative cultural & arts programs."