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Digital Outreach Educator (Part Time)

*updated August 15, 2017

Division: Guest Engagement

Supervisor: Distance Learning and Digital Outreach Coordinator

Direct Reports: N/A

FSLS Status: exempt


The Virginia Historical Society is looking for a Digital Outreach Educator to deliver educational programs via HistoryConnects, the VHS's digital learning initiative. HistoryConnects shares the resources of the Virginia Historical Society with audiences primarily through interactive video conferencing with schools and other organizations worldwide. These programs are informative, engaging, and bring history to life while reinforcing the importance of primary-source learning and historical inquiry.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to present to varied audiences

  • Be comfortable talking on camera with groups of various ages

  • Be proficient with Max OS X, iOS, and Windows operating systems

  • Be familiar with 21st century skills

  • Have excellent organizational and research skills

  • Possess a knowledge of American and Virginia History

The Digital Outreach Educator is a part-time hourly position that will average 20 hours a week. The work load will be heaviest in the fall (October through December) and spring (February through May). Occasional evening and weekend work is required.


Send letter of interest, updated resume, and list of references electronically to Hailey House, Distance Learning and Digital Outreach Coordinator, at hhouse@vahistorical.org. For additional information, call 804.342.9689.

About the Virginia Historical Society

Founded in 1831, the Virginia Historical Society is the oldest cultural organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. Located in the Museum District of Richmond, Virginia, the VHS houses its collection of nearly 9 million items and serves at the state history museum with permanent and special exhibitions as well as a vibrant portfolio of public programs.

The Virginia Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.