Educator Specialist, Mystic Seaport

Educator Specialist
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic, Connecticut, USA

The Educator Specialist is a regular, part-time role that will assist in the implementation of Mystic Seaport’s Anchor Watch program. The Anchor Watch program provides an exciting overnight experience for youth groups aboard the full-rigged ship the JOSEPH CONRAD. Programs are held on Friday and Saturday evenings in the fall and spring.


Lead tours, outdoor and indoor games and activities, scout activities and workshops
Supervise guests overnight on board the JOSEPH CONRAD
Assist in rigging climbing
Manage student cleaning of program facilities
Provide excellent customer service and excellent visitor experiences
Build a professional repertoire through continuous growth and mastery of content, demonstration skills, hands-on education, presentation and delivery techniques and educational theory
Contribute to the development of new programs and enhancement of existing programs


Experience working with children, youth and families in formal or informal settings; ability to engage students in a dynamic and energetic manner
Demonstrate caring and respectful attitude towards children, youth, and families
Ability to lead education tours of the Museum, indoor/outdoor games and crafts, climb the rigging; drive the museum education van, operate AV and computer equipment
Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse staff across the Museum as well as external customersSelf-directed learning, ability to retain learned information, and use of knowledge to engage audiences of all ages and learning styles
Absolute reliability, punctuality and positive attitude
Flexibility, versatility, and adaptability
Excellent customer service and communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to get along with others; ability to use tact and diplomacy.
Ability to perform assignments creatively, conscientiously, and accurately with high standards of quality and overall effectiveness.
Capacity for accepting responsibility of position without need for follow-up; ability to act independently without specific instructions.
Must possess and reflect a polished professional demeanor in a variety of situations.
College level training is required; background in museum education, maritime history, or youth development experience is preferred
Willingness to work a highly flexible schedule corresponding to the needs of the Museum
Deliver programs in venues that can be cold, wet, hot, or dirty; work outside in all weather
Late nights, early mornings, overnight on the JOSEPH CONRAD primarily on Friday and Saturday nights

To apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (found at, resume, and cover letter to OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. Deadline is 1/16/15. An EOE.