Program Specialist, Digital Learning

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Program Specialist, Digital Learning to manage the recently awarded National Endowment for Humanities grant to extend Play the Past into the Minnesota History Center’s Minnesota Greatest Generation exhibit. Play the Past is an award-winning new model for school field trips that uses mobile and web technologies to capitalize on the natural behaviors and learning styles of 21st Century Learners and promote the development of 21st century skills. Play the Past provides 4th – 6th grade students with an iPod-based game used within the exhibit, and then connects the field trip back to the classroom via a secure, online website with access to students’ “digital backpacks.”

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) plan, develop, and implement educational experiences, products and programs that leverage digital platforms to achieve learning outcomes for diverse audiences; 2) develop strategies to engage diverse audiences and achieve learning outcomes through the integration of digital tools with MNHS programs and learning environments; 3) build staff capacity in the use of digital learning tools through leadership, training and technology support activities; 4) coordinate evaluation and documentation efforts for assigned projects; 5) provide lead work direction and training to staff, volunteers and interns; and 6) support institutional sustainability and stewardship through process improvement, business planning, and fundraising activities.

Please see the job posting on the MNHS website.

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About heinzenja

Jesse manages and provides creative and technical direction to a team of multimedia professionals to produce powerful and memorable experiences for museum exhibits, interpretive projects, mobile applications and other media and technology projects. With over 13 years of experience, Jesse has produced some of the most successful and compelling media experiences at the Minnesota Historical Society. He provides leadership and expertise with storytelling, experience and interaction design, and media design for projects across the organization.

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