Maryland History Day Outreach Assistant
Maryland Humanities, a nonprofit organization based in Baltimore that serves the state with free public humanities programs, seeks a Maryland History Day Outreach Assistant. Through hundreds of public events offered annually in a dozen programs, Maryland Humanities serves 50,000+ with direct programming and reaches an additional 800,000+ through grant-supported projects; radio and television broadcasts; online engagement; and festivals. Our mission is to create and support educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities. The annual budget of $1.6million is contributed from public (75%) and private (25%) sources, with plans for significant growth via grants and sponsorships in future years.
The Maryland History Day Outreach Assistant will play an important role in Maryland Humanities’ efforts to develop and implement a primary-sourced based curriculum for students and teachers who are engaged in primary document analysis and research. The Assistant will travel throughout Maryland to promote the use of the curriculum and assist teachers. The position will report to the Maryland History Day Outreach Coordinator and will be part-time. The initial term will be from February, 2017 until September 30, 2017, but this is a grant funded position and may be extended. Key goals will include: (1) building resources to facilitate primary source analysis and project based learning by students of all backgrounds and abilities, (2) educating Maryland students and teachers about resources made possible by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program as well as the Maryland History Day Program, (3) Providing Maryland teachers and students with training on the use of primary and secondary sources, especially in research projects, and (4) assisting Maryland teachers in meeting C3 and Common Core standards through the use of primary sources.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Working on the Teaching with Primary Sources collaboration between Maryland Humanities, Maryland Public Television, Maryland State Department of Education, and the Library of Congress
Providing 500 hours of service, between February, 2017 and September 30, 2017 but most hours will be needed between July 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017
Reviewing online primary source kits that are designed to serve inclusion classrooms
Providing feedback on interactive lessons designed for inclusion classrooms
Assisting in planning, administering, and teaching three week-long summer institutes for teachers
Assisting with teacher training sessions in August 2017
Visiting schools across Maryland at least twice a week in September 2017.
Educating Maryland students and teachers about resources made possible by the Teaching with Primary Sources program as well as the Maryland History Day Program
Assisting the Maryland History Day Outreach Coordinator with other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor's degree in History, Education, or a related field
Experience in public speaking, preferably in classrooms
Ability to work remotely, with a sound internet connection
Ability to travel throughout Maryland
Flexible work schedule
An advanced degree in History, Education, or related field
Experience with Special Education Students and English Language Learners
Experience working with historical documents
Understanding of the Maryland History Day program
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This part-time (500 hours over 8 months), temporary position offers a salary of $15 per hour and reimbursement for travel and work-related expenses.