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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Recruiting for Group Educators to Engage Visitors in Story of America's Past

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., January 30, 2020 — The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is recruiting group educators to teach visitors of all ages about historical events of the 17th- and 18th-century Virginia at its hands-on living-history museums, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

Jamestown Settlement_On-Site Education Program in Powhatan Indian villageOn Thursday, Feb. 6, a recruitment fair at Jamestown Settlement will be held for interested applicants during two sessions, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to bring resumes, cover letters and references, and staff will be on hand to conduct interviews with qualified candidates.

Group educators are part-time positions that engage visitors in America’s colonial history through hands-on, active teaching techniques. Training is provided in historical content and methodology to prepare group educators to present interactive tours of the museums, inside exhibition galleries and in outdoor living-history areas.

“Group educators have an important role in making critical moments in our nation’s past and its diverse history come to life and relevant to students and adults who visit both living-history museums,” said Felicia Abrams, interim manager of On-Site Education at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an educational agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is the state’s largest museum provider of structured education programs, including curriculum-based on-site programs for student groups and homeschool families at both museums, as well as in Virginia classroom outreach settings, teacher development and internship programs, distance learning and digital learning resources.

Jamestown Settlement connects visitors with the lives of the Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures that converged in 17th-century Virginia through refreshed exhibition galleries with artifacts, films and interactives and historical interpretation in outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, 1607 English ships and colonial fort. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown chronicles the stories of citizens and soldiers during America’s struggle for independence, from the beginnings of colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation, through immersive films, exhibition galleries and living-history experiences in outdoor re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm.

Both museums are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round and closed on Christmas and New Year’s days. The recruitment fair on Feb. 6 will be held in Jamestown Settlement’s Education Wing, located at 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, Va., 23185. For more information on the recruitment fair, call (757) 253-4732.