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The Preservation Society of Newport Coun
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
18 days ago


The Education and Program Senior Coordinator is a regular, full-time position leading the development and implementation of programming for K-12, Youth and Families, Research Fellows, and Adult learning opportunities. The Preservation Society offers a robust schedule of offerings, organized by seasonal themes.

The Education and Program Senior Coordinator is a member of The Preservation Society of Newport County’s (PSNC) Museum Affairs Department, and reports to the Director of Museum Affairs and Chief Curator. This role develops and manages the many educational and academic offerings the institution provides to the public, students, and PSNC Members.

The position works closely with the curatorial, collections, and conservation arms of the Museum Affairs Department, as well as colleagues in Museum Experience, Development, Special Events, IT, and Finance. Relationships with school administrators and educators are made, maintained, and strengthened by the Education and Program Manager.

 Existing programs offered by the Preservation Society are as follows:

  •  Public Lectures
    • Lecture Series (seasonal)
    • The Newport Symposium (annual)
    • Emerging Scholars Colloquium (annual)
  • Family and Youth Programs (seasonal)
  • Curriculum-based School Programs (seasonal)
  • Research Fellows Program (annual)

Primary responsibilities include the coordination and organization of content, logistics, and schedules for all program offerings. All programs require advanced planning with relevant departments for site availability and respective technology and/or staff/volunteer needs.


  • Requires lecture series development and speaker lineup in coordination with Director of Museum Affairs
  • Speaker management, including travel schedules and presentation deliverables; support provided by Research and Education Assistant
  • Liaise with speakers leading to and after their lecture
  • Manage all registration, continually assess audience engagement; support provided by Research and Education Assistant
  • Coordinate with marketing in the design and delivery of website content, evites and social posts
  • Swiftly addresses inquiries and assists with any issues related to programming


  • Develop age-appropriate content and offerings
  • Continually assess audience engagement through surveys and interacting with the families
  • Manage the budget related to programs and the stock of art and craft supplies
  • Coordinate with marketing in the design and delivery of website content, evites and social posts
  • Manage all registration, continually assess audience engagement
  • Coordinates with the PS Volunteer Coordinator to receive volunteer assistance for programs; manages volunteers and delegates tasks before programming


  • Build and sustain successful and respectful relationships withs school principals, educators, and professionals
  • Produce relevant and meaningful, educational offerings
  • Assess and reflect on the effectiveness of the curriculum and overall programming
  • Collaborate with local educators to utilize their expertise and to provide them resources and professional development opportunities
  • Continually seek learning opportunities and keep up-to-date with current museum education and pedagogical trends and research
  • Coordinate with marketing in the design and delivery of website content


  • Support and assist with the annual class of emerging scholars and their assigned projects.
  • Assist with identifying topics and themes for future fellowship projects
  • Manage communication with and schedules of current fellows
  • Coordinate their final presentation with the IT and Special Events departments

The Education and Program Senior Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating with Museum Affairs Department staff on content developed for marketing and public consumption as it relates to interpretation, tours and programming. Marketing content appears on the institution’s website, social media accounts, e-blasts, and mailed collateral. Public consumption can relate to the review and editing of object labels, tour scripts, and event descriptions.

This position contributes to the development of grant proposals and general Development Department needs relating to programs, education, and relevant public history, art history, and architectural history. 


The desirable candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Education, History, Art History or another related field
  • At least four (4) years, full-time experience at a similar or comparable institution
  • Strong organization and planning skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while responding to shifting priorities
  • Effective at supporting multiple aspects of program development
  • Demonstrated interest in programming that centers on art history, architecture, design, preservation and cultural topics
  • A history of successful relationships with educators and school administrators and working with K-12 audiences
  • Strong communication and writing skills with the flexibility to adjust communication style to accommodate the needs of the audience, diverse backgrounds, and abilities
  • An established proficiency in PC and Mac operating systems in addition to all Microsoft 365 applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of point-of-sale programs, specifically Siriusware
  • Experience working with Zoom Webinar format for programming purposes
  • Excellent communication skills both internally and externally
  • Enjoyment when interacting with members of the public
  • A proactive nature to anticipate rather more so than react
  • Have confidence to handle troubleshooting
  • Most importantly, this candidate is highly personable and energetic; able to be enthusiastic in their work, has good judgement and sense of humor to maintain perspective; most importantly, is a lifelong learner
  • Physical performance:
    • Ability to carry up to 20 lbs, occasionally
    • Gripping items, with and without gloves
    • Working in small spaces or close to the ground
    • Sitting stationary at a desk while operating phones, computers, and tablets

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59002406
  • Location:
    Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • Position Title: Education and Program Senior Coordinator
  • Company Name: The Preservation Society of Newport Coun
  • Job Function: Education
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $50,000.00 - $57,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

The Preservation Society of Newport County is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1945 to preserve and protect the architectural heritage of Newport County, Rhode Island. The Preservation Society’s collection of historic houses together with their landscapes, fine and decorative arts constitutes a unique cultural museum spanning the colonial period through the Gilded Age. Each house museum plays a significant role in the effort to preserve and interpret the evolution of Newport’s artistic, social, and cultural past, which re...

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