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Education Team

There are no upcoming interviews for the Education Team, but positions may open up periodically throughout the season. Check back here for additional interview dates, and sign up to receive hiring updates via email below.

The Education Team is responsible for facilitating all educational and historic programming during Halloween Nights including engaging with visitors in The Fair Chance Beer Garden, assisting visitors with the self-guided highlights audio tour, and leading guide-led flashlight tours of the Hospital.

Other responsibilities include maintaining a tidy and professional environment, performing basic maintenance and cleaning tasks, and setting up and breaking down the exhibits each evening. Please note that Educators will spend their workday in outdoor conditions.

You are a great fit for this job if you are:

  • A natural at leading conversations and making people feel comfortable.
  • A clear, confident, thoughtful, and open public speaker who can foster space for diverse opinions that may differ from your own.
  • Willing to learn and share knowledge with people from a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and interests. This includes politically and culturally sensitive subject matter such as crime, racism, and prison stereotypes.
  • Flexible and adapt quickly.
  • Exceptional in providing customer service in a fast-paced environment.
  • Committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Able to work well on your own, but also enjoy collaboration.
  • Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends.

We especially encourage you to apply if you:

  • Are enthusiastic about Halloween and fall celebrations.
  • Speak more than one language.
  • Live in a neighborhood close to ESPHS.
  • Have a basic knowledge of the criminal justice system and prisons.
  • Consider yourself a creative person.
  • Have an interest in storytelling.

All employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Interested in a different kind of role? Return to the overview page to explore other open Halloween Nights positions.

2022 Education Team Interviews
All education team interviews are held at Eastern State Penitentiary. You do not need to make an appointment.

  • Saturday, July 16 (1-3 pm)

New Dates Added!

  • Monday, July 18 (6:00-8:00 pm)
  • Wednesday, August 10 (6:00-8:00 pm)
  • Saturday, August 13 (1:00-3:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, August 23 (6:00-8:00 pm) 
  • Wednesday, August 24 (6:00-8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, August 25 (6:00-8:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, August 30 (6:00-8:00 pm)
  • Saturday, September 3 (1:00-3:00 pm)
     

Please fill out the Education Team Application focusing on the availability calendar. Please bring your completed application and your resume.

There are no upcoming interviews for the Education Team, but positions may open up periodically throughout the season. Check back here for additional interview dates, and sign up to receive hiring updates via email below.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

ESPHS strongly believes in second chances and, as such, is committed to providing appropriate employment opportunities to those who have been incarcerated. As a condition of employment, all individuals who accept an employment offer must complete a criminal background check. Eastern State will review any criminal record and make appropriate employment decisions in accordance with applicable law and its policies.