EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE LCD Closing September 17th EXTENDED to October 15th Municipal Museums Education and Volunteer Coordinator | Job Number: E305-5219 Community Services | City of Lubbock
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE LCD
September 17th EXTENDED to October 15th
Municipal Museums Education and Volunteer Coordinator | Job Number: E305-5219
Community Services | City of Lubbock
The purpose of this job within the organization is to develop, coordinate, and implement a variety of educational programs for the Municipal Museums, as well as recruit and manage a reliable corps of volunteers, and supervise the work of a part-time assistant.
- Essential Functions:
- Designs, implements, and evaluates educational programs for two museums, including summer camps, weekly and monthly programs, and exhibition related workshops.
- Researches and develops interactive components for exhibits and events, including tour content, labels, and hands-on activities.
- Recruits, trains, supervises, and maintains volunteer corps at both museums.
- Assists with grants at both museums.
- Works with local and regional communities to and ascertain and meet educational needs for both museums.
- Additional Duties:
- Uses a personal computer to write and assist in writing: reports, educational curriculum, exhibition catalogues, newsletter articles, special mailings, etc., regarding public educational programs and activities including exhibitions and receptions.
- Supervises, assigns, prioritizes, and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel and volunteers.
- Manages the education grants and budgets for both museums.
- Maintains and demonstrates current knowledge in the field of museum education.
- Compiles data for quarterly reports, including visitor and tour counts, education curriculum, and reports for support organizations and the museums director.
- Initiates and maintains partnerships with community organizations and local school districts.
- Performs related work as assigned.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, History, Museum Studies, or a related field. Requires a minimum of three years relevant experience in interpretation, public programming, or education at a museum, historical site, zoo, aquarium, archive, or other institution of informal learning.
A Master’s Degree in Museum Studies is preferred.
Knowledge and Abilities
- KNOWLEDGE OF:
- Curriculum standards, learning and teaching strategies, visitor engagement, interpretive techniques, curatorial practices, museum principles and ethics.
- How to successfully engage cross-generational, diverse, and differently-abled audiences, with a welcoming and accessible approach.
- Basic computer skills, proficiency with MS Office Suite and database systems, and willingness to learn advanced technology skills.
- ABILITY/SKILL TO:
- Must demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal, public speaking, and critical thinking skills.
- Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication proficiency.
- Must work collaboratively with staff and organize teams of volunteers.
- Must be energetic, curious, excited to share knowledge with the public, interested in innovation, and equally willing to work autonomously or as a team.
- Must be comfortable in front of school tours, adult audiences, diverse groups, and at public events, both formal and informal.
- Must demonstrate a high level of initiative, persistence in completing assignments, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Must be able to formulate reports, meet deadlines, and direct and supervise the work of a part-time assistant and a corps of volunteers.
- PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Maintain the ability to:
- Occasionally walk and kneel during shift;
- Frequently bend during shift;
- Frequently lift and carry up to 10 pounds;
- Occasionally flex upper trunk forward at waist and partially at the knees;
- Frequently rotate upper trunk to the left or right while sitting or standing;
- Place arms at, above and below shoulder height.
- Maintain the ability to:
September 15 (Wednesday) - October 15 (Friday)