The Wyckoff House Museum relies on a small and dedicated staff, committed board members, and community stakeholders.

Job Opportunities

2023-24 School Program Educators

The Wyckoff House Museum seeks Educators to lead year-round historical and environmental education programs for K-12th grade students through the facilitation of our school, family, and teen programs. This is a per diem position so teaching and non-teaching work will vary week to week. 

Key responsibilities will be to teach one to four history and/or garden-based school lessons a week, leading students through New York’s oldest house, urban farm, and outdoor education space.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead school programs focused on American historical and environmental themes on-site at the museum, outdoors on our urban farm in various weather conditions, at NYC schools, and in a virtual format using curricula provided by Wyckoff.
  • Set-up and breakdown program areas and materials. 
  • Participate in Educator trainings, professional development seminars, lesson reflections, and peer observations. 
  • Engage the museum’s community by creating a welcoming, inviting, and relevant educational environment, especially for visiting students and school staff from all backgrounds.
  • Provide on-site support during programs, including some weekends and evenings.
  • Occasional work with family programming and summer teen apprenticeship as needed.
  • Assist in research and development of new programs as needed.
  • Perform administrative and program coordination work as needed. 


  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in education, agriculture, history, museum studies or a related field. Master’s and/or teacher certification is a plus, especially in special education.
  • All Educators must complete orientation training sessions before leading programs, scheduled November 7th, and attend at least four additional professional development sessions throughout the year. All training and professional development sessions are paid.
  • Experience with informal teaching techniques and understanding of object- and inquiry-based teaching practices, with an emphasis placed on the ability to adapt lessons to meet specific academic and social-emotional learning goals.
  • Comfort with technology and fluency in Google Suite.

Salary: $35/hour for school programs (booked as minimum 2 hour sessions), $20/ hour for administrative, professional development, and non-teaching hours.


  • Educators can expect to teach one to four 90-minute lessons per week between the hours of 10AM-1:30PM through June 2024. Preference will be given to candidates who have availability on weekends, school vacations, and holidays to lead existing and new program initiatives.

For more information about position responsibilities, qualifications, and requirements, check out the full job listing here.

To apply for the Educator position, please email your resume and letter of interest as a PDF attachment to with the subject titleWHM Educator.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with preference given to those received before October 28th.

Applications for the the 2023 Teen Garden Apprentice Program are no longer being accepted. Check back in Spring 2024 for information about next year’s program.

The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) provides first-hand experience cultivating organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, and perennials on our 1.5 acre site. Check out the  2023 Apprentice Job Description here. 

To Apply: All applications and questions regarding employment and the apprenticeship can be directed to:

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