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Open Position

Title: Curriculum Developer
Status: Full time, non-exempt, temporary (min. of 1 year with the possibility of extension)
Reports to: Director of Education & Public Programs

Scope of Work: The Democracy Project, a major new initiative of the New Hampshire Historical Society, seeks to renew social studies education in New Hampshire’s elementary classrooms, targeting 3rd and 4th grades and the teaching of state history. That task involves creating a new state history curriculum with all associated materials for both teachers and students, which will be delivered in an online format. The project work will be done in a team environment, with the expertise in New Hampshire state history provided by staff at the New Hampshire Historical Society. The curriculum developer will help Society staff understand the needs of educators and administrators and will create much of the instructional material required for classroom use.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team to develop an online 3rd/4th grade social studies curriculum for New Hampshire schools
  • Create flexible units of study that include:
    • all teacher training materials (instructions on teaching social studies and working with a variety of primary sources, content overviews)
    • all instructional material (lesson plans, worksheets, activities, projects, games, assessments, mini “lectures” or alternative method of content delivery)
    • curriculum must align with current national and state standards (CC, NCSS, C3); it must also be integrated with ELA standards and NextGen Science standards

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree (masters or doctorate) in elementary-level curriculum design, preferably with an emphasis in social studies
  • Classroom experience at the elementary level
  • Thorough familiarity with national and state standards (Common Core, NextGen Science, C3, as well as standards in individual disciplines [history, civics, economics, and geography])
  • Background in American history, with a preference for New England history or New Hampshire history
  • Comfortable with Understanding by Design and Responsive Classroom
  • Attention to detail, conscientious, and reliable
  • Strong communication skills, particularly the ability to write persuasively, in an engaging manner, and at the appropriate age level
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work with accuracy
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft office package including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Sunny, professional disposition

Apply To: Please send cover letter and résumé or cv in PDF to Elizabeth Dubrulle, Director of Education & Public Programs, at edubrulle@nhhistory.org. Subject line of the email should read: Curriculum Developer [your last name]. Applications should be received no later than May 25, 2018.

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