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Public Programming and Outreach Fellow

Apply by April 1. Eligibility and application information is available here.

The Public Programming and Outreach Fellow will work closely with the Education Manager to help design, deliver, and evaluate immersive, high-engagement K–12 educational programming based on our museum and garden collections. This programming is offered through partnerships with local non-profit organizations and schools such as the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative; Horizons Greater Washington; Hyde-Addison Elementary; the International High School at Langley; Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School; and other organizations. The fellow will also conduct research into community activities and programs in museum and historic garden settings that can inform innovative programming at Dumbarton Oaks and will support and facilitate contact with the DC cultural community. The Public Programming and Outreach Fellowship provides career development opportunities in fields such as museum education and outreach, visitor engagement, communications, and curriculum development.

Candidates should possess:

  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to conceive and develop projects in new and innovative ways
  • Strong judgment and confidence, ability to work independently in the field
  • Prior experience with museum education and visitor engagement; community outreach; communications, or similar desirable, but training and mentorship will be provided