About Hanford Mills Museum

Education Coordinator

Hanford Mills Museum (HMM) is now accepting applications for the full-time position of Education Coordinator.


The Educational Coordinator will work to support the Museum in its efforts to fulfill the organizational mission and achieve the goals of the HMM Strategic Plan:

  • Develop, schedule, implement and evaluate school programming, including programs at the museum and outreach/after-school programs at area schools.
  • Develop, schedule, implement, and evaluate family programs and public programs activities.
  • Provide seasonal interpretation and assistance in mill operations, including giving tours and possibly demonstrating historic machines.
  • Supervise part-time education and interpretation staff.
  • Cultivate new and existing relationships with schools, educational groups, and community organizations.
  • Participate in exhibit development as a member of the exhibition team
  • Support and contribute to positive staff collaboration, outstanding visitor services, safe and sustainable operations, and other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Education, Public History, Environmental Studies or a comparable field; or a Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of relevant professional experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement education programs for a variety of audiences, especially PreK-12 students.
  • Effective organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Strong written and effective verbal communication skills, including comfort speaking to and with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening and occasional weekend days.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel for outreach programs and professional development activities.
  • Ability to perform tasks that require moderate physical exertion, stand/walk for long periods on varying surfaces, inside and outside, and in a variety of conditions.

Work Schedule:  Museum staff work a Monday-Friday schedule from mid-October to mid-May and a Wednesday-Sunday schedule from mid-May to mid-October.

Pay range:  $36,400 – $41,600 commensurate with experience, plus a competitive benefits package.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning May 1.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Beth Rafter at [email protected].