Quit Your Job Because the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Education Department is Hiring

...and party everyday!

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is hiring educators, it’s time to momentarily imagining what you would do with the curricular reigns of the hallowed musical museum. I’d do a whole literature unit on Black Thought’s freestyle. You?

Here’s the original posting (though expiring soon):

Education Curriculum Coordinator

Regular Full-TimeProfessional

a month agoRequisition ID : 1085


Education Curriculum Coordinator

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Education Department offers a wide range of online educational resources as part of our work to create a deeper understanding of the impact that rock & roll has on our world. The Education Curriculum Coordinator is an experienced education professional who seeks to make a difference by creating materials that will help us to engage thousands of K-12 teachers and students through the power of popular music. This is a multi-year temporary grant-funded position with the possibility of renewal.


  • Writes and edits standards-aligned lesson plans using Rock Hall materials for varying subject areas and grade levels.
  • Ensures that educational materials offered through the Rock Hall’s new digital education platform, Rock Hall EDU (edu.rockhall.com), support our exhibits, programing, and outreach efforts.
  • Assists with the creation of videos and other digital learning resources for both in-house use and online distribution.
  • Regularly assesses the implementation and effectiveness of changes to K-12 resources based on feedback, observation, and discussion with other educators.
  • Develops and executes professional development workshops for K-12 educators. Creates other pedagogical resources related to Rock Hall EDU.
  • Supports Rock Hall EDU outreach efforts as needed, including school visits, attending teacher conferences, cultivating online professional learning communities, and organizing teacher advisory board meetings.


  1. Education Level: A bachelor’s degree in a field related to education is required. A Master’s degree in education or a related field is preferred.
  2. Experience in Field: 3+ years of experience in the field of K – 12 education (e.g. curriculum development, education research, and/or teaching).
  3.  Unique Expertise/Certification/Registrations:
    • Demonstrated experience working with K-12 education standards, with a preference for expertise in middle/high school social studies, language arts, and/or music.
    • Exceptional communication skills: the ideal candidate can write clear and effective materials, edit the work of others, and give impactful presentations to a variety of audiences.
    • Interest in popular music and ability to use it as an interdisciplinary teaching tool.
    • A commitment to creating inclusive materials and activities, including knowledge of current best practices for accessibility and diversity.
    • Occasional travel, evening/weekend, or offsite work may be required.

Working Conditions:
a.  Environmental Parameters:  Ability to work in a window-less office.
b.  Physical Demands:
Strength:  Ability to lift/move up to 20 lbs. (approximately).

Type: Express or exchange ideas by means of spoken word and to perceive nature of sounds. Ability to hear accurately to interact with the public and co-workers.  Demonstrate clarity of vision; judge distance and space relationships; identify and distinguish colors.  Ability to perform tasks concurrently.  Work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

Work Schedule:  Ability to work up to 40 hours per week; any shift as assigned, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Hours are primarily Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Ability to work additional hours as business needs demand.

Equipment Used:  Personal computer, telephone, calculator, fax and other office equipment.

Safety Hazards:  Minimal hazards.  General office working conditions.

Aptitude Requirements:

  1. Cognitive:

Analytical:  Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Communication:  Ability to understand and carry out written or verbal instructions.  Ability to answer inquiries from visitors and employees.

Administrative:  Ability to complete forms.  Ability to pay attention to detail and accurately distinguish data.

  1. Manual:

Motor Coordination:  Ability to make necessary movements in selecting, picking and depositing items.

Finger Dexterity:  Ability to pick, pinch or otherwise work with fingers to operate above equipment.  Ability to pick up a variety of items and place them on shelves; to move knobs, buttons or switches.

Manual Dexterity:  Ability to seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with hands.  Ability to shake, sort, fold or stack items; to place and retrieve items.

Employer’s Rights:
This job description does not list all the duties of the position.  You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other duties.  You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

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