Education Coordinator, T.R.R. Cobb House

  • February 26, 2024 10:29 AM
    Message # 13320886
    Michele Rodgers (Administrator)

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    Watson-Brown Foundation/ T.R.R. Cobb House Museum

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    The Watson-Brown Foundation seeks a professional to manage its history education programming at the T.R.R. Cobb House Museum in Athens, Georgia. The Education Coordinator serves as the lead for all educational services at the T.R.R. Cobb House. The Education Coordinator works with teachers, children, families, students, and the general public to implement programs that relate both to special exhibitions, to the museum’s permanent collection, and to the Georgia Standards of Excellence. The Education Coordinator reports directly to the Curator of the T.R.R. Cobb House.

    Job Responsibilities • Leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of all educational programs, including but not limited to School Programs and Outreach. • Performs independent research to prepare historically accurate programs. • Participates directly in the preparation and execution of special programs including Teacher Workshops, Group Tours, and others. • Assists with social media posts and marketing programs and events. • Possesses a strong working knowledge of the site’s interpretive subject matter and themes. • Maintains a working knowledge of the T.R.R. Cobb House’s artifact collection, the policies for managing it, and the ability to access its records. • Participates in the recruitment, selection, and training of interns. • Assists with coordinating the activities of the Junior Board program, the youth philanthropy program of the Foundation. • Possesses the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and in critical situations as required. • Maintains cordial, cooperative, and professional work relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public. • Maintains a professional appearance consistent with Foundation standards. • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications The preferred candidate will: • Be a U.S. Citizen or must be legally authorized to work in the United States and be presently residing in the United States. • Possess a Master’s degree in history, public history, museum studies, education, anthropology, or other related field, or equivalent. • Have two years experience working as an educator, interpreter, or historian in a museum, historic site, or school. • Have previous work experience with children. • Possess strong oral and written communication skills as demonstrated in a professional setting. • Be able to pass a background check and drug test. • Be able to lift up to thirty pounds without assistance.

    About the Organization Located in Athens, Georgia, the T.R.R. Cobb House interprets the life and career of T.R.R. Cobb and the lives of his extended family and their enslaved people. The site is owned and operated by the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc. The Watson-Brown Foundation is a Foundation dedicated to improving education in the American South by funding its schools and students, preserving its history, encouraging responsible scholarship, and promoting the memory and values of its spiritual founders. The Foundation owns and operates three historic house museums. For more information about the T.R.R. Cobb House, please visit For more information about the Watson-Brown Foundation, please visit

    Salary & Work Schedule $40,000 (Negotiable -Depending on Experience) plus Health & Disability insurance is 100% employer paid. SIMPLE IRA offered with company match. Full time, 40 hours per week, occasional weekends and evenings as required.

    Application Process Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter. Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to the T.R.R. Cobb House Museum’s Curator, Ashleigh Oatts, at The deadline to apply is April 22, 2024. A select number of applicants will be asked to complete an email or phone interview with Ms. Oatts. After email/ phone interviews, a select number of applicants may be asked to interview in person at the T.R.R. Cobb House with Ms. Oatts and the Foundation President in Athens, Georgia. Applicants who are not hired will be sent notification letters to that effect after the hiring process is complete.

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    Last modified: April 10, 2024 9:37 AM | Rebecca Bush (Administrator)

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