Assistant Curator of Education


Job Code: 8554 Pay Grade: 015 FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: Regional History Center

Full/Part-Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

General Functions

The Orange County Regional History Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Assistant Curator of Education. The History Center is a national multi-award-winning, AAM accredited, and Smithsonian affiliated institution centered around its mission: to serve as the gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story.

This position is responsible for educational program oversite including assisting in developing engaging educational content and programming for the institution, and for fostering community collaboration with school districts, universities, and education partners. Work is performed with under the general supervision of the Curator of Education.

Reports To: Curator of Education

Representative Duties /Assignments

  • Responsible for project oversight of school services programs and educator professional development programs.
  • Oversees administrative coordination of school field trips and school outreach programs, including booking, handling contracts and invoices, receiving payments, maintaining the school program calendar, managing tour logistics, and scheduling actors.
  • Provides non-supervisory leadership of Education Associate for School Services position.
  • Conducts historical research for and facilitates public speaking engagements on relevant historical topics.
  • Develops and facilitates training for education staff and volunteers in a wide variety of educational, historiographical, and museological practices such as methodology, resource use, developmental concepts, etc.
  • Develops and facilitates educator professional development related to historiographical and educational best practices.
  • With Curator of Education, establishes learning objectives for education programs; works with curator to ensure department goals and objectives are met; researches and maintains educational resources related to department goals and objectives.
  • Assists Curator of Education with grant management for School Services grant projects.
  • Coordinates with the Curator of Education to create, foster, and support interdepartmental initiatives and community collaborations with education partners.
  • Assists in interviewing and recommending applicants for positions in the education department.
  • Assists with recruitment, supervision, and training of education volunteers and interns.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

History Center

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s or advanced degree in in history, public history, museum studies, museum education, education, or a closely related field and two (2) years applicable experience to include one (1) year supervisory experience. Or an equivalent of combined related education and work experience.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in history, public history, museum studies, museum education, education, or a closely related field.
  • Effective and exceptional written and verbal communication skills with both internal teams and external stakeholders and donors, as well as in public speaking.
  • Possesses a strong working knowledge of museum best practices.

The Orange County online application, in addition to a cover letter and resume, must be completed for a candidate to be considered. Complete work history, including internships and volunteer positions must be included in the application or it will be deemed incomplete. Please include a cover letter with your resume as a single document during submission.

The above description and qualifications are not all-inclusive and represent a majority of the key responsibilities of this position. Other duties may be assigned as required to fulfill the directives of the strategic plan or as designated by executive staff. Work environment is a combination of office setting and providing educational programming for various ages, with some walking and driving between the office to the Museum and local businesses or schools; must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

*Final Candidates must successfully pass a background screening and fingerprinting, must be able to live and work in the United States, and may be required to pass a drug test. Interview and relocation expenses are not offered.

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 40 Hours, exempt

Schedule: Generally, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, evenings and weekends may be required for programming or special engagements.

Primary Work Location:  Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801

Posting Dates:

Open: 6/21/2024

Close: 7/05/2024


$26.00 per hour (based on qualifications)

*Potential salary exceeding the minimum is evaluated by Human Resources and the Department Director