Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

This is a full time position, and is eligible for benefits.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a nonprofit membership organization located in Washington, D.C., has an immediate opening for a Curator of Education within our Museum. The DAR Museum is an American history and decorative arts museum that uses the American home as a lens through which the nation's history and its people can be better understood.

The Curator of Education reports to the Museum Director/ Chief Curator and works to engage and inform the public about the exhibitions, collections, and mission of the DAR Museum by developing and implementing programs, events, and activities for people of all ages.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements education programming to all age groups based around the Museum's current collections and exhibitions.
  • Evaluates data related to participation and engagement rates for all programs and exhibitions.
  • Works with Museum staff and exhibit designers to create child and family friendly experiences.
  • Manages all aspects of tour groups to the Museum.
  • Uses social media outlets to market Museum education programming and works with Museum staff to provide relevant content.
  • Manages a budget for all education programs, and research and writes grant proposals supporting museum programs.
  • Assists in docent training sessions on interpretive techniques and other enrichment topics.
  • Establishes working relationships with internal and external contacts and vendors.
  • Plans internships based on needs of the collection.


  • Master's degree in Museum Education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.
  • Minimum 3 years museum experience designing and implementing dynamic and successful education programs for both adult and youth audiences is required.
  • Familiarity with digital platforms and social media as it is applied to museum programing is required.
  • Must be able to develop, market, promote and implement effective museum programs.
  • Knowledge of curricula requirements for school age children and badge requirements for scouting organizations.
  • Current knowledge of legislation and literature on special needs compliance.
  • The ability to create and manage a budget is required.
  • Experience creating and managing an internship program.
  • Knowledge of American History and decorative arts is a plus.

To learn more about the National Society and its Museum visit us at www.dar.org

To be considered, please submit your cover letter, which should include your salary history, resume, and a sample lesson plan or sample program proposal for museum-oriented actives related to a museum's collection.

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