The Maryland History Day Outreach and Professional Development Assistant is a position at Maryland Humanities that supports the History Day program as well as related programs and professional development associated with the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program.
Classification: Non-exempt; full-time; permanent
The Maryland History Day Outreach and Professional Development Assistant reports to the Maryland History Day Outreach and Professional Development Coordinator.
The Assistant will work closely with the Outreach and Professional Development Coordinator to develop and implement a primary source-based curriculum for middle and high school students as well as professional development sessions for teachers who are engaged in primary source analysis and research as part of participation in Maryland History Day. The Maryland History Day Outreach and Professional Development Assistant will travel regularly throughout Maryland to promote the use of the curriculum and assist teachers (70%), as well as support the Maryland History Day Program Officer in the planning, preparation, and execution of the Maryland History Day contest (30%).
- Build resources to facilitate primary source analysis and project-based learning by students of all backgrounds and abilities
- Educate 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
- Provide Maryland teachers and students with training on the use of primary and secondary sources, especially in research projects.
- Assist Maryland teachers in meeting C3 and Common Core standards through the use of primary sources
- Provide orientation and training about Maryland History Day to teachers and students in schools throughout Maryland
- Work on the Teaching with Primary Sources collaboration between Maryland Humanities, Maryland Public Television, Maryland State Department of Education, and the Library of Congress
- Review online primary source kits and producing related teacher resources that are designed to serve inclusion classrooms
- Curate primary sources and leading informational sessions for our Teaching with Primary Sources projects and partner projects
- Assist in planning, administering, and teaching week-long summer institutes for educators
- Assist Maryland History Day Program Officer with planning, preparation, and implementation of Maryland History Day contest and with related duties as assigned
- Assist Maryland History Day Outreach Coordinator and Program Officer with evaluation of Maryland History Day and its outreach and professional development
- Assist the Maryland History Day Outreach and Professional Development Coordinator with other duties as assigned
- A Bachelor’s degree in History, Education, or a related field
- Experience in public speaking, preferably in classrooms
- Interest in the K-12 education and best practices as they relate to equity in education and history
- Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively
- Ability to cultivate positive and productive relationships and partnerships with a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations
- Ability to work remotely, with a sound internet connection, and work in the Maryland Humanities office at 108 West Centre Street, Baltimore, at least once a week on Wednesdays
- Ability to travel statewide
- Ability to work some weekends and evenings
- Commitment to Maryland Humanities’ mission, vision, and values (see https://www.mdhumanities.org/about-us/mission-vision-values/)
- An advanced degree in History, Education, or related field
- Teaching background
- Experience with special education students and English learners
- Experience working with historical documents
- Understanding of the Maryland History Day program
Compensation and Benefits: Position is full-time at 35 hours per week with an annual salary between $35,000 and $40,000. Generous benefits package including 21 days annual paid vacation, 12 days annual paid sick leave, 12 annual paid holidays, health and life/long-term disability insurance, free parking, professional development funds, and 401(k) retirement account with employer contribution.
How to Apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line as “MHD Outreach and PD Assistant;” no phone calls please.
Maryland Humanities is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability. Maryland Humanities will not tolerate acts deemed to constitute discrimination or harassment based on race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.