Position: Supervisor, Education and Community Engagement
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS) seeks an outgoing, engaging, and creative Returning Citizen to join its education department. This person will coordinate the innovative and award-winning Returning Citizens Tour Guide Project and support education and community engagement efforts for public programming.
The goals of the Returning Citizens Tour Guide Project are to increase empathy and humanize the issues surrounding mass incarceration by bringing formerly incarcerated people directly in conversation with historic site visitors. These tours provide an opportunity for people who want to tell their story in an effort to deepen the conversation about criminal justice in the United States.
The Supervisor, Education and Community Engagement will support the Director of Education and Tour Programs in coordinating trainings, research, meetings and evaluations for this project and other mission-related initiatives. This includes coordinating community partnerships for public programs, and collaborating with the management team to hire, train, and supervise all tour guides. Additionally, the Supervisor will work at least one day per week as a tour guide, leading guided programs for diverse audiences and facilitating the visitor experience at positions throughout the historic site. At busy times, the Supervisor will join the rest of the Education team in leading tours and working on site throughout the day.