Educator, Brooklyn Connections Program (Full Time, Grant Funded)
Brooklyn Public Library 57 reviews - Brooklyn, NY

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Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Collection is seeking a full-time Educator for its Brooklyn Connections program. Brooklyn Connections is a grant-funded education program that introduces middle and high Social Studies classes to archival research and primary source analysis through a local history project. Partner classes complete this project through in-class instruction, after-school help sessions and professional development meetings provided by Brooklyn Connections staff.

  • Provide instruction for workshops on Brooklyn history using primary sources form the Brooklyn Collection
  • Offer orientation tours of the collection and facilitate class research visits
  • Travel to schools for in-school instruction
  • Collaborate with teachers and maintain relationships with partner schools
  • Prepare materials for classes and handle basic administrative duties
  • Assist Project Coordinator to create new projects and lesson plans
  • Contribute to other program activities, including evaluations, exhibitions of student work and final event celebrations.
  • BA in History, Education, Archival/Museum Studies or related field, Master’s Degree preferred
  • At least two years of teaching experience (formal or informal) with young adults or teenagers
  • Ability to teach classes using a rough lesson plan outline and improvise based on student/teacher needs
  • Interest in and knowledge of Brooklyn and New York City history preferred; and ability to absorb information quickly is required
  • Experience handling archival materials or conducting research in a special collection a plus
  • Special education or ESL certification a plus
  • Sense of humor, flexibility, patience and willingness to cooperate
  • Ability to travel to schools and locations throughout Brooklyn. Some lifting required
This is a grant funded position funded through the Shapiro Fund. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to EOE

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