Education Coordinator

Sheridan Cty Historical Society & Museum
Job Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Education Coordinator

$13-17 Hourly DOE

The Museum at the Bighorns in Sheridan, Wyoming is seeking a part-time Education Coordinator. This post is considered open until filled (posted 12/11/2020) with a preferred application by January 7, 2021.

To apply please send your cover letter, resume, and references to: info@sheridanmuseum.org. Please no phone calls or emails.

The Education Coordinator reports to the museum Executive Director. The Education Coordinator is a part-time post that shall not exceed 25 hours a week with a normal set schedule of Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. This position is responsible for coordinating programs for schools, youth, adults, and families. The Education Coordinator is a vital part of the museum team and will work closely with other staff. This position requires a valid driver's license and regular usage of a vehicle. Must be able to stand and sit for periods of time and lift 35 pounds unassisted. This job will require the passage of a full background check. 

Education:

  • Develop and implementation of the museum’s bi-weekly Tidbit activities program (ages 6-10) and our monthly winter History After Dark lecture series. Various duties include creating curriculum, prepping of materials needed, and collaboration with members of the community.
  • Keep accurate records of participants served and log volunteer hours.
  • Work to develop and implement new programs at the museum and in the community for youth and adults alike.
  • Oversee, train, and task education volunteers while working with various staff members on program aspects.
  • Work with Sheridan County School Districts and the Sheridan Community College to encourage school tours, usage of education trunks, independent projects, youth volunteering, and overall enjoyment of the museum.
  • Work with collections personnel to assist in the creation of educational materials for various ages and grades.
  • Monitor, evaluate, revamp, and implement any new or current hands on items within the museum’s main gallery space.
  • Write, as assigned, a blog post for the museum’s website.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.

Professionalism - Represent the Museum to the highest standard demonstrating museum values of respect, integrity, excellence, learning, and freedom of expression. Act as an ambassador of the museum at all times to peers, parents, teachers, attendees, and museum staff and volunteers. Work collaboratively with co-educators and volunteer coordinators to ensure smooth operations and exceptional customer service.

Organization - Use provided activity plans to prepare collaboratively with co-educators, prepare duties for teen volunteers, communicate with parents, staff, volunteers, and, on occasion, board members to ensure program needs are met, gather and prepare supplies for crafts, art projects and/or experiments, ensure that crafts and/or experiments are set and cleaned up after each class.

Qualifications:
Education: Minimum Associates in Education, Child Development or similar field
Experience: 
0-2 years of progressive work experience
OR
Education & Experience Substitution: 2-4 years of progressive work experience within an educational field
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Ability to work without direct supervision, exercising considerable initiative, independent analytical and evaluative judgment.
  • Knowledge of how to achieve institutional goals while complying with industry standards.
  • Knowledge of arts, cultural or historic policy and procedural issues.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with the public through customer service, tours and programs.
  • Ability to train, organize and manage volunteers.
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