Curator of Education

Company Name: 

Idaho State Historical Society


2205 Old Penitentorary Rd
Boise, ID 83712

Contact Name: 

Annette Polidori




Job Description: 

Curator of Education

Education Specialist

Idaho State Historical Society

Open for Recruitment: September 28, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Announcement # 02362045555
Salary Range: $19.35 - $ 23.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise


In order to apply please go to the Division of Huamn Resources website at


The Idaho State Historical Society is an extraordinary system of cultural and historic resources comprised of the Idaho State Historical Museum and Old Idaho Penitentiary, Idaho State Archives and State Records Center, State Historic Preservation Office, and Historic Sites Program.  We seek to inspire, enrich and engage all Idahoans by leading the state in preserving, sharing, and using history and cultural resources relevant to today to inform and influence the future.

Be part of history and join our team!

A successful candidate will develop, design, select, organize, implement, coordinate, and publicize programming, both in the museum and externally, for children and adults in the Idaho State Museum. This position will also develop, design, select, organize, implement, coordinate, and publicize specialized material on Idaho history for use by educators and the general public statewide. 


  • Research, develop, implement and manage all educational services of the Idaho State Museum including educational programs for schools, tours for groups, programming for families, related public use of the site, and statewide educational outreach.
  • Develop, design, select, organize, coordinate and publicize specialized resources for use by educators and the general public statewide. Special research and attention is required to identify and provide educator’s K-12 curriculum that links to state education standards.
  • Work collaboratively with the Idaho Department of Education, ISHS Education Advisory Committee, and local school districts to co-create relevant educational materials and programs with museum resources.
  • Create, plan, and implement workshops and training opportunities for teachers on Idaho history topics.
  • Research and write educational material for programming to do with museum exhibits.
  • Recruit, select, train, schedule, and supervise and evaluate all education staff including the Idaho State History Day Coordinator, limited services staff, and temporary education staff.
  • Represent the Idaho State Museum in pertinent external local, state, regional and national organizations and participates in panel discussions and other presentations at corresponding conferences.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to small museums and other cultural institutions in Idaho to help improve their educational programs and resources they provide.
  • Provide leadership in museum operations by serving on the Program Manager team of the Museum, aligning the work of Education, Exhibitions, Collections, and Visitors Services to optimize the museum’s performance in meeting goals established by the Lord Business Plan and other relevant Agency guiding documents. 
  • Serve on Agency interdepartmental teams as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) with a major in Education, Communication, or closely related field of study. A degree in English or History combined with experience teaching in a classroom setting may also qualify.
  • Experience researching, planning, developing, writing and evaluating educational programs for specific audiences and modalities.
  • Training and experience using a personal computer for word processing, spread sheets and desk top publishing.
  • Experience preparing and delivering educational talks to groups.
  • Some knowledge of supervisory practices.
  • Good knowledge of Northwestern Region/Idaho History AND American History.

The following is not required, but may increase your score on the examination:

  • Experience planning and implementing educational programming for K-12 audiences in a museum, historic site, or related setting.