The Ph.D. Program in History

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Saturday Academy Instructor Position Available – Museum of the City of New York

Saturday Academy Instructor Position Available
The Museum of the City of New York, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, seeks an educator to teach an American history elective in its Saturday Academy program, which offers free classes for students in grades 8-12 interested in American history or SAT preparation. Saturday Academy takes place on 6 Saturday mornings/early afternoons, and the courses can be on any facet of American history. The classes are intended to be fun (there’s no homework involved!) and to introduce high school students to alternative historical topics not covered in the standard school curriculum. The idea is to give students a unique learning experience to add to their college application, and prepare them for the college experience.


Fall 2013 classes will meet on Saturdays October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and December 7. Educators are paid $40/hr for teaching, and an additional hour for set up and clean up before and after class. This also covers the time spent on planning curriculum. Some courses will be taught in the morning twice back-to-back, and other ones will be single sessions in the afternoon.


  • To apply, please email Joanna Steinberg, Saturday Academy Coordinator, at by Tuesday, August 6 (or Wednesday at latest) to say that you are interested in teaching. You will be asked to follow up with a proposed course description (3-4 sentences) and resume this week. Note,  all course proposals must correspond to your degree and field of expertise. Please note that interviews will be scheduled immediately after the deadline.


Joanna Steinberg

Saturday Academy Coordinator

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10029


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