Brooklyn Public Library

NYC History Day Coordinator

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/5/2021 4:05 PM)
Job ID
2021-2321
# of Openings
1
Category
Programs & Exhibitions
Location Name
Center for Brooklyn History

Overview

New York City History Day (NYCHD) is the regional contest for National History Day (NHD), a program that provides over half a million students each year the opportunity to excel at historical research, interpretation and creative expression. The Center for Brooklyn History was thrilled to host the contest for the first time in March 2021, virtually.


At the New York City History Day contest, students from middle school and high school submit group and individual projects in five categories—exhibits, performances, websites, papers, and documentaries—for evaluation by volunteer judges from cultural heritage institutions, libraries, and academic institutions across the city. Top entries from the New York City regional contest will be invited to advance to state and national contests.

We are looking for a temporary coordinator to work with the Manger of Education on NYC History Day. This position is from November 2021 – April 2022.

Responsibilities

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Oversee and coordinate all activities related to the 2022 NYC History Day program, which is being hosted by CBH. Report to the Manager of Education, and provide regular updates on progress, including a final report due by April 20, 2022.
• Provide organization and logistics for running the affiliate contest in accordance with National History Day, Inc. rules, principles and values.
• Distribute national program and contest materials to teachers and to regional coordinators.
• Provide training and workshops for teachers and students, as needed but at least annually.
• Recruit and train judges for affiliate and regional (if needed) contests.
• Recruit and oversee regional coordinators, including touching base with their sponsoring institutions.
• Recruit, train and supervise the work of interns and volunteers that help with the program.
• Maintain current databases for judges, volunteers, teachers, etc.
• Produce annual promotional materials and informational flyers.
• Regularly update web site information.
• Keep track of inventory and purchase supplies when needed.
• Work with marketing/communications department to advertise/promote program, contests, winners, etc.
• Maintain regular contact with the National History Day, Inc. office and provide all requested information about the affiliate program.
• Attend the National History Day contest in College Park, MD, which includes volunteer responsibilities assigned by the national office and leadership of the affiliate delegation of students, teachers and parents.
• Attend the biannual coordinators' conference sponsored by the National History Day, Inc. office.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Travel required to schools, workshops, conferences and to the sites of the regional, affiliate and national NHD contests. Note: This year the program will be held virtually, so in-person visits are not applicable.
• Weekend and evening time as needed
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in education, history, or related field of study.
• Superior organizational skills and at least one year of experience in organizing and running large-scale educational programs for secondary-level students & teachers.
• Computer literacy with experience in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), with ability to learn new database, design and web site development programs used for National History Day.
• At least one year of teaching experience.
• Fingerprinted by NYCDOE.

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