Gaylord-McCasland Teacher Fellowship

POSITION SUMMARY: Gaylord-McCasland Teacher Fellows will design curriculum and complimentary activities for Oklahoma Hall of Fame exhibits and projects. Fellows will work under the direction of the Manager of Program Outreach, but may also work with the Director of Museum Experience, the Archives department, and the Manager of Museum Education.

Fellows will be provided a workstation with a computer at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. Schedules are flexible and some hours may be completed offsite upon approval. To support completion of projects, Fellows will have access to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame archives and galleries. Access to Oklahoma Hall of Fame Members, or representatives, may be possible for research purposes upon request.


  • Design new exhibit activities and engagement procedures for students, teachers, and staff.
  • Create exhibit curriculum based on Oklahoma Hall of Fame content. This should include educational and engaging activities for learners and resources for teachers and Museum staff visits.
  • Contribute to future evaluation methods for pop-up exhibits and accompanying programming.
  • Train necessary staff on activities and curriculum-based resources related to the exhibits.
  • Attend required project meetings. Meeting dates and times will be set at the start of the Fellowship. Meetings to include:
  1. Culminating and Benchmark Activities (if required)
  2. Project Discussion with Manager of Program Outreach
  3. Pre-Project Presentation with Director of Museum Experience, Manager of Program Outreach, and Manager of Museum Education
  4. Midterm Project Presentation with Manager of Program Outreach
  5. Final Project Presentation with Director of Museum Experience and Manager of Program Outreach
  6. Culminating and Benchmark Activities (if required)


  • Hold an active teaching certificate in the State of Oklahoma.
  • Be in good standing with an Oklahoma school district (public, private or charter school).
  • Possess strong communications, presentation, and critical thinking skills.
  • Be familiar with Oklahoma education standards.
  • Possess experience developing curriculum and lesson plans.
  • Possess experience working with audiences and age groups defined in selected project.

COMPENSATION DETAILS: Gaylord-McCasland Teacher Fellows will be awarded via stipend up to $1,500 per project, distributed monthly throughout the project. A $250 bonus is available upon completion of the final project.


  • Fellows are encouraged, but not required, to bring their students to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for a field trip. Funds to cover admission fees and transportation are provided; substitute stipends are available upon request.
  • Fellows are recognized at the annual Scholarship Awards Assembly, the spring following completion of their project. Attendance is strongly encouraged. Family and friends are invited to attend.
  • The Gaylord-McCasland Teacher Fellowship is open to all certified Oklahoma teachers, engaging with students of any age. Fellows will be selected on the basis of how well their experience and interests match current available projects.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand; must have visual acuity to read and draft reports, memorandums, and other printed matter, and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee will work year-round in both an office environment and outdoors. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to loud; situations characteristic to working with school-age children are common; and travel to other sites within the metropolitan area are possible.

The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.


  • Review the available project descriptions HERE.
  • Next, complete the online project form indicating your project preference.
  • Complete in their entirety the Employment Application and Consent to Background Check forms.
  • Submit above forms, a current resume with three references, and a cover letter to Jorge Chavez. Letters of recommendation are also strongly encouraged. Items MUST be received within two weeks of completing the initial project form.
Contract type
$1,500 stipend per project
FSLA status
Museum Experience
Gaylord-Pickens Museum and remote
Last updated
April 1, 2024