Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

Salary: $16.00 – $21.44 Hourly

Location : Bethesda, MD

Job Type: Seasonal

Job Number: JHME224

Department: MC Parks

Division: Park Planning and Stewardship

Opening Date: 06/04/2024

Closing Date: Continuous


The Montgomery County Parks Department, Park Planning & Stewardship Division, is currently seeking applications for a part-time (seasonal/intermittent) Museum Educator position for Josiah Henson Museum and Park (JHMP) in North Bethesda, MD.

The Museum Educator reports to the Education Program Manager and works as needed, based on scheduled group tours and programs. Availability required 1-2 days per week. Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 2pm. Occasional weekend or evening availability would be appreciated.

Examples of Important Duties

  • Conduct onsite/in-person educational guided tours for K-12 schools, homeschoolers, scouts, families, and other community groups visiting Josiah Henson Museum and Park using interpretive materials provided by Josiah Henson Museum and Park.
  • As needed, assist with development, delivery, and set-up/breakdown for onsite, offsite, or virtual programs.
  • As needed, work in the Visitor Center. Open/close public buildings, answer park patron questions and provide direction, check-in program attendees, ring up admissions and gift shop sales, as needed assist with cleaning/sanitation of public restrooms and public spaces. • Participate in mandatory trainings and staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideal candidates should be pursuing or have earned a college degree in Education, Public History, Museum Studies, American History, or a related field.
  • Experience conducting K-12 student tours, programs, or activities in a museum, park, or classroom setting. Familiarity with state/local curriculum standards are a plus. •
  • Proven ability to excel in verbal communication, take direction, be a team player, flexibility to multitask and maintain stability under pressure.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service, inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.
  • Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish especially) are a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • One year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience • Valid driver’s license, or the ability to acquire one.
  • Ability and enthusiasm for customer service and public speaking
  • Familiarity working with school age children.
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn about American history and lifeways.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions

  • Ability to regularly work onsite/in person with staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Ability to regularly move between the museum, visitor center, and grounds.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up 50 lbs.
  • Use of multiple technical equipment and software applications may be required.
  • Ability to provide regular transportation to work. No public transportation to the work site.

Supplemental Information

  • This position is a seasonal/intermittent (part-time) and does not provide benefits.
  • Salary based on experience.
  • A criminal background investigation will be completed prior to hire.

May be subject to medical, drug and alcohol testing.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate a workplace culture of diversity, equity and inclusion without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other non-merit factor.

Applicants with Disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

If you require accommodations or special arrangements due to a qualifying disability, please notify the Recruitment & Selections Services Unit at the time of applications at or 301-454-1411 (Maryland Relay 7-1-1)

M-NCPPC will make all efforts to reasonably accommodate you.



The following information is a summary of benefits extended to all Seasonal employees of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). This is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.

Limited Benefits for Seasonal Employees

Health Insurance Plans
You are eligible for specific health insurance benefits if you worked, on average, 30 hours per week during your first 12 months of employment or from October 3rd to October 2nd each subsequent period following your first 12 months of employment. This equates to 1,560 hours over a 12-month period.

If and when you are eligible for benefits, you will receive notification directly from the Health & Benefits Office.

Eligible Employees Pay 35% of the health insurance plan premium and The Commission Pays 65%.

  • Medical
    • Kaiser Permanente Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) with Prescription Plan
    • UnitedHealthcare Select Plan (EPO)
  • Prescription: CVS Caremark Prescription Plan
  • Other Benefits

    • Credit Union
    • Sick Leave Benefits

    This summary is intended to highlight some of the benefits offered by the M-NCPPC. It is not an all-inclusive agreement and is subject to change. For a more detailed description of benefits, please see the appropriate benefits brochure, service agreement or manual. For more information, contact The Health and Benefits Office at [email protected] or 301-454-1694.


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