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Public Programming and Outreach Fellow

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

Dumbarton Oaks is committed to developing and delivering innovative, collections-based educational initiatives for K–12 students across DC. We offer immersive programming with an emphasis on object-based experiential learning and repeat visits. 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; DC Public Schools; International High School at Langley Park; and other organizations. The Public Programming and Outreach Fellow will work closely with the Education Manager to help design, deliver, and evaluate active and engaging K–12 learning experiences based on our museum and garden collections. The Fellow will also develop educational resources for teachers, students, and families and conduct research into education and public programs in museum/historic garden settings and that can inform innovative programming at Dumbarton Oaks, will support outreach with the DC community, and increase equitable access to the arts and humanities. The Public Programming and Outreach Fellowship provides career development opportunities in fields such as museum education/outreach, visitor engagement, and curriculum development. A criminal background check and additional screenings may be required by DC Public Schools. 

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, tours, K–12 student teaching, community outreach, or similar desirable, but training and mentorship will be provided