*Project Underway* Help the Tenement Museum Enhance Its Outstanding Guide/Educator Program

The Museum needs to be able to retain the best educator/storytellers, while also having a strong enough bench that will allow it to meet peak demand and handle special projects

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Nonprofit: The Tenement Museum

For thirty years the Museum has been preserving and interpreting the history of immigration through personal stories making the immigrant experience come alive in a way that forms an emotional bond with its visitors. The key to the Museum’s success is its group of highly trained part-time educators who masterfully tell the stories of the residents of 97 and 103 Orchard Street. The Museum has asked Community Partners to help it design a more sustainable work program that enhances their experience and improves retention of talent.

Project: Educator Staffing, Training, and Support

The project will consider the following issues related to educator staffing:

  • Develop a career path so the Museum can retain its best educators.
  • Increase the base of part-time educators to handle peak demand.
  • Develop compensation and benefits program for each of these groups within the museum’s budget.
  • Consider the potential of enhanced training programs for both full-time and part-time personnel.


  • Kick-off meeting will take place on February 7th at 5PM at the Tenement Museum located at 103 Orchard Street.
  • Time commitment approximately 10-15 hours per month for 3-4 months
  • Questions? Contact Project Coordinator – Richard Kane, MBA’68, richkane1@gmail.com