Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS) seeks outgoing, engaging and passionate people for the part-time, temporary Educator positions.
Educators lead tours that deepen the dialogue about American criminal justice reform, from the founding of the penitentiary through to the present day. Educator-led programming includes virtual and in-person tours, brief behind-the-scenes experiences and staffing frontline positions working directly with the historic site’s broad, general interest audience. At busy times of year, Educators can lead several tours a day.
Other responsibilities include welcoming and directing visitors, facilitating informal onsite conversations, answering questions, explaining various programming options, tidying activity stations, performing basic maintenance and cleaning tasks, and upholding safety and security standards. Please note that Educators spend their workday in outdoor conditions.
The Education Team is responsible for facilitating all educational and historic programming during Halloween Nights including engaging with visitors in The Fair Chance Beer Garden, assisting visitors with the self-guided highlights audio tour, and leading guide-led flashlight tours of the Hospital.
Other responsibilities include maintaining a tidy and professional environment, performing basic maintenance and cleaning tasks, and setting up and breaking down the exhibits each evening. Please note that Educators will spend their workday in outdoor conditions.