Educator Opportunity Corner

Looking for ways to join the work of the Education Department of the National Museum of African American History and Culture? Check here for opportunities to engage with the activities, programs, and events.

Teacher Facilitator

Program Name: Young Historian Institute (student workshop)
Program dates: June 24 -June 28, 2019
Date of Service: April 1, 2019-July 15, 2019
Compensation: Yes


The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is recruiting two Teacher Facilitators who will plan, develop, and facilitate a week-long, rigorous history thinking skills workshop for highly motivated high school students. Students will immerse themselves in history through interactive lectures, engaging guest speakers, analyzing and interpreting NMAAHC and Smithsonian museum collections, visiting historical sites, and creating and presenting a culminating project that showcases their skills, talents, and their week long learning experience.

Through a hybrid of formal and informal learning and teaching methods, Teacher Facilitators will guide students through this journey by teaching historical thinking skills (contextualization, analysis, and interpretation), helping students understand the African American experience during the Antebellum era and Civil War (1820 - 1865), and improving students' public presentation skills.

Applications Due by March 15, 2019


Digital Activity Reviewer (Learning Lab)

Program Dates: Ongoing
Date of Service:  Ongoing, Intermittent
Compensation: No

The Education Department is seeking experienced educators to provide feedback on newly created digital activities to be hosted on the Smithsonian Learning lab platform. Once registered, educators will be asked to review up to three Learning Lab activities and provide feedback via an electronic form. 

This is an ongoing and flexibly-timed opportunity.   Educators will be asked to return their feedback within three weeks of receiving the activity.

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