Full Time

Education Curriculum Specialist - San Antonio

Jewish Federation of San Antonio 12500 NW Military, San Antonio TX

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio, a department of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio, is dedicated to teaching the lessons learned from the Holocaust which led to the systematic extermination of six million Jews and five million non-Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. The HMMSA programs focus on teaching the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy, and promoting respect for human dignity through the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides.

This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational curriculum related to character education and social-emotional learning program. The HMMSA Curriculum Specialist must understand and appreciation for the mission of the HMMSA and be an advocate for Holocaust education. In addition, the HMMSA Curriculum Specialist will work closely with other HMMSA and Jewish Federation staff in the execution of their duties.


  • Develops, designs, implements, and evaluates educational curriculums for character education and social-emotional learning programming, as well as educator and student resources related to the HMMSA mission.
  • Works in coordination with planning committee and Education Manager to schedule and execute annual Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week curriculum, presentations and museum tours for local San Antonio area schools and the public. Includes participation in planning committee meetings and week of programming.
  • Implements educational programming for school groups by leading tours and activity sessions when volunteers are not available.
  • Develops, designs, implements, and evaluates educational resources and lesson plans for curriculum trunks and traveling exhibits in connection with character education and social-emotional learning programming.
  • Assists in the development and facilitation of educator workshops for HMMSA educational programming.
  • Leads the development and facilitation of the Young Upstander program and HMMSA Teen Commission program.
  • Builds and enhances partnerships with community education stakeholders as well as local, state, and national organizations (i.e., Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, etc.).
  • Partners with Curations department to lead training on exhibitions for docents and volunteers in connection with character education and social-emotional learning programming.
  • Works with other museum staff to develop and market the museum and special programs.
  • Assists the supervision of student interns in educational projects.
  • Attends HMMSA Commission and HMMSA Education Committee quarterly meetings.
  • Serves as staff for special HMMSA and Jewish Federation events as needed.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in education with relevant professional experience; minimum five years in education and/or museum field or related experience.
  • Experience in developing and teaching lesson plans including learning objectives and measurement tools.
  • Stellar writing and public presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of community constituencies and in a team.
  • Highly organized self-starter able to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Capable of managing competing priorities and pressures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Office 365.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends to staff the HMMSA, as well as attend meetings and special events.


  • Pedagogical knowledge for creating effective teaching and learning environments for all students.
  • Advanced degree in related field. (i.e., History, Human Rights, Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies, Education, Museum Education)
  • 3-5 years’ experience working directly for or with a non-profit organization, museum or other educational institution.

The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.

Title of direct supervisor: HMMSA Education Manager

We are a close-knit team of diverse personalities and interests that span the spectrum of demographics. We enjoy our time working together for the benefit of the San Antonio Jewish community, including all other communities supported by the resources we secure locally. We are a team of approximately 15 FT/PT employees. We celebrate birthdays and other special occasions and enjoy the opportunities to have lunch together and spend time with one another not addressing work-related subject matter. Our volunteers respect our professionalism and rely on us to be their support and resource when needed. The senior management team is a collaborative, open, and dependent network of professionals who set expectations and model the culture for overall institutional success. We invite you to join us on this professional journey.

If interested in this professional organization and position, please apply at hr@jfsatx.org.
Thank you for your interest!

The Jewish Federation of San Antonio is an EEOC/AA Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected class. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds and faiths to apply for any position for which they feel qualified.