History is Important; Pass it on
Enthusing students with the joy of learning is a primary mission of the East Tennessee Historical Society. A national study reveals that history education not only helps students understand the world around them but contributes toward the development of practical, measurable skills, such as better test performance, critical thinking, writing clarity, and a more mature perspective on current events and civic engagement.
The East Tennessee Historical Society serves a variety of creative programs for both students and teachers. All programs meet or exceed state and local curriculum requirements, as well as the new Common Core objectives.
ETHS Education Assistant
The East Tennessee Historical Society is currently accepting applications for a part-time education assistant. This position will assist the curator of education with coordinating and conducting student museum tours and classroom outreach, teacher in-service workshops, and the East Tennessee District National History Day competition. Must be available on weekday mornings and early afternoons. Flexibility is needed for some evening and weekend hours. Experience working with children of all ages is required, as is a knowledge of Tennessee and American history. Classroom/museum education experience a plus. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Education Assistant, ETHS, P.O. Box 1629, Knoxville, TN 37901-1629 or email eths@eastTNhistory.org and use the subject “education assistant.” No phone calls please. Applications accepted through December 29, 2014.