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School Programs Educator - Green-Wood Cemetery

School Programs Educator (Per Diem) - Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as the third rural cemetery in the United States. It is home to over 570,000 permanent residents spanning four centuries of American history: over half are everyday, diverse Americans, while others were the nation’s leading artists, activists, inventors, soldiers, business tycoons, and politicians. The Cemetery is also the site of a major battle of the American Revolution, home to a world-class collection of 19th and 20th-century statuary and architecture, the only accredited Level III Arboretum in New York City with 8,000 trees and shrubs, and one of Brooklyn’s largest green spaces spanning 478 acres.  

The Green-Wood Historic Fund (GWHF), Green-Wood Cemetery’s 501c not-for-profit organization, raises funds to advance public knowledge, and appreciation, of Green-Wood through innovative public programming; to preserve its monuments; to conduct education programs; and to safeguard its unique natural landscape.  GWHF was awarded generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Booth Ferris Fund to deepen and expand both our historical and environmental educational programs for Pre-K-12 students.

Job Summary and Compensation

Train to lead and coordinate school programs in late summer/early fall. 

Starting September/October, 2019, lead school programs Monday-Friday morning to early afternoon, approximately 3-4 programs/week and an additional 4+ hours of coordination/office work.

On-site programs run from 10-1; in-school programs can be scheduled at any time during the school day.

Per Diem Educator will be assigned to work on a bi-weekly basis with input from the educator about their availability. Must be available to work three days a week Mon-Fri.

Majority of school programs have a focus on American history, 18th-20th centuries. Some have an art/art history or science focus. Art program serves grades 4-12, science program serves Pre-K-2nd grade.

School programs are 75-120 minutes long. Some are walking programs and some use our historic trolley.

Assist with administrative tasks, coordination, research, and lesson planning as needed.

Compensation: Teaching= $50/hr, Prep/research/admin/coordination/training= $15/hr (please note this is a per diem job so hours are not guaranteed)

Additional Educator Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Occasionally observing other educators to develop your practice

Participating in additional trainings

Assist with occasional weekend and evening programs for families 

Assist with occasional professional development for teachers

Creating a welcoming, safe space for all visiting students and school staff from diverse backgrounds. 

Assisting with program evaluation as needed.


Bachelor's Degree in relevant subject including, but not limited to: history, museum studies, education, and art history, 

Familiarity with local, state, and national American history standards for 2nd-12th grade; Pre-K-2 science standards; and 4th-12th grade art standards. 

Experience working with school-aged children in a formal or informal learning environment.

Flexible weekday hours

Ability to lead walking tours outside in hilly terrain, rain or shine

Interest in, and strong grasp of, diverse experiences and perspectives in American history, including but not limited to the roles, voices and movements of women; people of color; immigrants; LGBTQ and non-binary-identified persons; religious and other minorities.   

Demonstrated skill at teaching with primary source documents, images, objects, and works of art.

Interest in working for a growing, developing educational department 

Professional maturity, good judgment, integrity, warmth and trust

Strongly preferred:

Ability to teach in Spanish and/or Mandarin 

Experience leading programs for school aged children outdoors

Demonstrated interest in building community, social justice initiatives, and/or fostering cross-institutional partnerships

Experience in science or art education for school-aged children

Administrative experience

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

"Green-Wood is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, domestic partner status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and any other basis or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.”