York County History Center
September 17, 2021
York, Pennsylvania
Job Type
$30,000 - $40,000 (dependent on experience) with full benefits
Contact Name
Terri Altland


The York County History Center, a cultural non-profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks an engaging, results oriented full time Manager of School Programs to join a team committed to creating an innovative and important historical resource for the region. This position will play a vital role in connecting the History Center with educators and their students from across the county.

The Manager of School Programs should be an enthusiastic, creative individual who enjoys connecting with people and delivering great experiences by creating a welcoming, and rewarding learning environment. Through high-quality in-person or digital tours and programs, the History Center is able to build long-term relationships within the region and local communities. Individuals that serve in this capacity will engage visitors in conversation while providing interpretive information at the History Center’s main sites. Periodically the Manager of School Programs will participate in off-site programs and, as needed, will support other Visitor Engagement functions.

The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The organization is following all CDC Covid-19 guidelines, masks are required in historic buildings. The position salary is between $30 - $40k depending upon experience and includes full benefits.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:  Manager of School Programs, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at taltland@yorkhistorycenter.org Please, no phone calls.

General Requirements & Skills

The Manager of School Programs engages student groups from youngsters through college through on-site, off-site and technology opportunities. This position works closely with the volunteer Education Committee to develop curriculum aligned with state standards across several disciplines including history, civics & government, arts & humanities, science & technology, and others as appropriate. As a key contributor to fulfilling the institutional mission and values, the manager will establish a creative array of school related educational opportunities involving volunteers and team members. The Manager will work closely with cross functional team members from all departments in leading school offerings that are relevant, responsive to feedback (evaluation), and audience focused.


  • Assess current school tour offerings and streamline processes.
  • Create and maintain a master contact list for existing school relationships and initial goals for the year.
  • Meet with Education Committee regularly to review progress and set work plan.
  • Maintain a list of education volunteers and establish routine training or ongoing meetings to refine program offerings.

Essential Functions (includes but is not limited to):

  • Create strategy, tactics, outcomes and evaluative measures for school related programs both on-site and virtual.
  • Develop relationships with educators in public, private and homeschool to discern educational needs and expand communications
  • Work in collaborative, cross functional teams to meet school program demands.
  • In cooperation with the marketing department develop a systematic means for communicating with schools and teachers for the purpose of proactively engaging interest and deepening relationships
  • Assist students seeking education based internships with opportunities at the History Center
  • Provide support to public programs and other Visitor Engagement activities/initiatives.
  • Suggest sponsorship or funding opportunities in order to expand or enhance educational offerings.
  • Develop high quality professional development to refine staff/volunteer knowledge and skills
  • Fulfill grant requirements including financial and close out reporting.
  • Understand and utilize best practices regarding DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion).
  • Assist or train volunteers as needed
  • Conduct tours at all sites
  • Operate the Point of Sale System to sell admissions, memberships and retail material


  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment especially in cross functional teams in differing locations
  • Manage and encourage development of team members
  • Willingness and ability to engage a variety of audiences including diverse populations, all age ranges and learning abilities.
  • Enthusiasm to comfortably speak with small and large groups of people
  • Desire to provide high quality education programs
  • Flexibility in dealing with a variety of situations
  • An affinity for and commitment to working in a team environment
  • Commitment to continuous learning


  • A Bachelor’s degree in history, education, museum studies, social science, or other related field is highly desirable.
  • Classroom teaching or similar experience
  • Demonstrated ability to use various software programs and content management systems
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time during tours and programs
  • Willingness to occasionally dress in period attire
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Background checks required

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