The National WWII Museum is seeking a creative and energetic candidate to coordinate and implement the Museum’s signature distance learning initiatives. Reporting to the Distance Learning Manager, the Distance Learning Specialist will design a variety of highly interactive, engaging, and meaningful virtual programs that are national in scope to reach school and lifelong learning audiences. This includes point-to-point programs, such as Virtual Field Trips, to large national webcasts for thousands of viewers or participants. The ideal candidate exhibits proficiency in facilitating learning experiences, using educational technology, and a commitment to expanding the reach and impact of the Museum.
The Distance Learning Specialist will have an important role in the forthcoming Hall of Democracy, a three-story complex which will house the WWII Media and Education Center, the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, a library, and dedicated special exhibitions hall. The Hall of Democracy will break ground in the spring of 2018 and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2019.
A bachelor’s degree (required) or master’s (preferred) with an emphasis on educational technology, formal or informal education, museum studies, instructional design, history, or a related field.
Ease in using, learning, and testing latest educational technologies is a must. Proficiency with distance-learning tools a plus. Ease in being on camera and filmed is also a plus.
Ability to design interactive and engaging programming and match to appropriate delivery mode or technology.
Three years of direct instruction in a formal or informal setting is preferred. A teaching certification is preferred, but not required.
Knowledgeable understanding of World War II preferred, but not required.
Strong organizational skills, including managing complex scheduling and project timelines.
The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse set of stakeholders and partners.
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
About The National WWII Museum
Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the story of the war that changed the world. Beyond the galleries, the Museum's online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational travel programs, and renowned International Conference on World War II offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom.