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Employment at the Copeland Maritime Center:

TITLE:  Assistant Director of Education


SUPERVISOR:  Director of Education


PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:  The Assistant Director of Education is primarily responsible for the delivery of Kalmar Nyckel Foundationís (KNFís) education mission through both on-site and off-site implementation and overall management of the KNF education programs.  Target audiences include students, educators, summer camps, families, and the general public. The Assistant Director of Education is a leadership position that offers substantial professional growth opportunities as KNF expands its educational reach throughout the Delaware Valley.


1.      Manage the content and delivery of KNF educational programs, which use the tall ship Kalmar Nyckel, the Copeland Maritime Center and campus, as well as off-site schools and other venues;

2.      Market, book, and oversee implementation of KNF school field trips and other group visits to the ship and Copeland Maritime Center, as well as off-site school and other programming;

3.      Teach KNF educational programs to a broad range of students and adults;

4.      Manage, train, recruit, retain, and recognize volunteers to help deliver education programs;

5.      Assist the Director in strengthening the quality and growing the reach of KNF educational programs;

6.      Assist the Director in writing grants and developing new sources of funding for education programs;

7.      Assist the Director, in liaison with Department of Education and relevant professional associations, to maintain expertise in curriculum standards used by potential client audiences for KNF educational and historical programs;

8.      Develop and monitor customer feedback for continuous improvement;

9.      Enhance the reputation of KNF as a valued participant in the larger Delaware Valley community;

10.   Model and assure the exemplification of the KNF Code of Conduct and Child Safety Policy throughout the KNF education programs.

 Minimum Qualifications:

        At least three (3) to five (5) years of classroom teaching experience (or comparable), plus experience in program development and implementation, curriculum development and technology integration;

        Tall Ship experience a plus;

        Masterís Degree in Education or relevant field preferred.

  To apply, please send resume to Mary Ann Connelly at mconnelly@kalmarnyckel.org by December 16, 2019.  Proposed start date: January 6, 2020.

Kalmar Nyckel : About Us : Employment Opportunities

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