Curator of Education

Company Name: 

Idaho State Historical Society


610 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, ID 83702

Contact Name: 

Liz Hobson




Job Description: 


Curator of Education

Salary: $ 25.10 - $27.55 Hourly, $52,280.00 - $57,304.00 Annually

**$2000 Recruitment Bonus after successful completion of 6-month probationary period

About the Agency:

Be part of an organization that makes History every day! Join a highly motivated team in a fast-paced environment dedicated to inspiring, enriching and engaging all Idahoans by leading the state in preserving, sharing, and using history and cultural resources relevant to today to inform and influence the future. To learn more about the Idaho State Historical Society, please visit our website at:

Location: Boise

Position Description:

The Curator of Education provides leadership and direction to Idaho State Museum Education Team. As a member of the Museum Program Manager Team, the Curator of Education will work in partnership with other Agency program managers. This position ensures that Educational Programs are consistent with the Agency’s mission and strategic plan. To apply:

Example of Duties:


  • As a member of the Museum Program Manager Team, shares responsibility for museum strategy, operations, and making recommendations to the Museum Administrator regarding museum actions that require policy level decisions.
  • 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 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 Educator 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 aligning with museum exhibits.
  • 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 Agency Strategic Plan and other relevant Agency guiding documents.
  • Serve on Agency interdepartmental teams as assigned.
  • Serve as the Volunteer Coordinator on-site at the Museum.

Additional Responsibilities:


  • Some amount of weekend and evening time spent in museum programming events and workshops.
  • Provide support to agency public programs and outreach effort.
  • Participates in various outreach functions as assigned and professional service, conferences, and other activities for the advancement of history and education.
  • Interacts with all museum staff to facilitate a positive working environment, and to promote the museum.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):



  • Researching, planning, developing, writing, and evaluating educational programs for specific audiences and modalities
  • Using a personal computer for word processing, spread sheets and desk top publishing.
  • Preparing and delivering educational talks to groups

Preferred Qualification (Not required):

Bachelor's degree or higher with a major in education, communication, or closely related discipline.

Some knowledge of:


  • Supervisory practices.
  • Management practices

Good knowledge of:


  • Idaho and American history
  • Idaho K-12 school curricula.



  • Developing, applying, and explaining policy and procedures to others in a business setting.
  • Planning, scheduling, and coordinating specialized events including field trips, meetings and conferences, educational workshops, camps, and other public programs.
  • Researching, developing, and conducting curriculum for interpretive programs, environmental education programs or outdoor education programs.


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.