Hands-on Heritage program seeks director

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Hands-On Heritage Director Job Description

Hands-On Heritage is a 5-week intensive summer learning experience for Santa Fe Public School students grades 4-8 at two sites. The program is based at El Camino Real Academy and Aspen Community School but open to students from other schools as well. The themes of the program are the environment, history, and cultures of northern New Mexico.

The program emphasizes literacy and inquiry-based environmental science, social studies, and math, all related to the themes of the summer. There are twice-weekly field trips to museums, farms, parks, pueblos, and other significant natural, historical and cultural sites, and arts and crafts lessons (weaving, pottery, retablos, colcha, tin work, etc.). The program also includes a variety of physical education and fitness activities. Lessons are hands-on and project-based activities.

To learn more about the program, check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HandsOnHeritageSantaFe/

Job Responsibilities:
-Manage administration, finances, program, and communications
-Coordinate finances with PIE – Partners in Education, HOH’s fiscal sponsor
-Collaborate and report to the Advisory Council
-Fundraise through grants and individual donors, and ensure gift acknowledgement
-Work with SFPS on coordination of logistics and advertising of the program
-Oversee site directors at Aspen and El Camino
-Work with Site Directors in hiring and training of teachers
-Schedule field trips
-Maintain relationships with community partners
-Lead in curriculum development and implementation and evaluation

Required Qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree
-Familiarity with SFPS and Santa Fe area non-profits
-Experience supervising employees
-Experience in fundraising and grant writing

Preferred Qualifications
-Teacher certification
-Experience working with 4th – 8th grade level students
-Masters degree in a field relevant to the study of the heritage of Northern New Mexico
-Bilingual – English and Spanish

Job Type
-Part-time – approximately 20 hours a week, year-round
-This is a contract position

Hourly Salary
-$32.00 per hour

Start Date
February or early March 2019 or until filled

The Ideal Candidate is:
– Motivated, flexible, organized
– Able to multi-task and navigate between staff supervision, fundraising, and collaboration with SFPS and community partners, with interest in the history and culture of New Mexico.
– Able to work independently and in a team


Applications will be accepted through January 18th, 2019. Your application should include the following in a single PDF file:

1.A cover letter which includes the following information:
What excites you about leading teachers and working with youth, especially in a program like Hands-on Heritage?
What skills, experience, and/or knowledge would you bring to our HOH team?
2. Resume
3. The contact information for 3 references.

Email materials in one PDF file to: swalther@sfps.k12.nm.us using “Hands-on Heritage application” as the subject line.