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september, 2021

15sepAll Day15octEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE LCD | Municipal Museums Education and Volunteer Coordinator | City of Lubbock

Event Details

Closing 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

  • 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

    • 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.
    • 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.
      • 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.


September 15 (Wednesday) - October 15 (Friday)