Lead Educator/Interpreter | College Station, TX

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The Museum of the American G.I. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established in 2001 with the mission of preserving the military history of the United States, honoring the service of American military personnel, and educating future generations about the sacrifices and contributions of those who have served. The museum achieves this through various exhibits, events, and educational programs highlighting the experiences and stories of the American G.I., primarily from WWI to the present.   


We understand that not everyone meets every qualification for a role. We strongly encourage you to apply if you feel you align with this job description. We value your unique experiences and skills and are open to considering alternative qualifications that could fit this role well. 


Position Title: Lead Educator/Interpreter 

Salary: $16 - $ 20 an hour 

Duration: Split hourly schedule 

Hours/Week: 33-40 hours  

Week one: Wednesday through Friday, 9 am. – 5 pm 

Week two: Wednesday through Sunday, 9 am-5 pm  

Work Location Address: COLLEGE STATION, TX 77480 


Job Objective: 

The Lead Educator/Interpreter is a valuable Museum of the American G.I. (MAGI) team member who works under the director's guidance to fulfill the museum’s mission. The work involves planning, developing, and implementing a full range of interpretive, educational, and outreach programs and events to promote the museum’s collections, increase visitation, and encourage public participation. The Lead Educator/Interpreter will work under general supervision, with moderate latitude for initiative and independent judgment.  


Qualifications / Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, museum studies, military history, history, or related field; equivalent experience accepted in lieu of education. 

  • A friendly demeanor and the ability to work as part of a team.  

  • Minimum Experience: 1–2 years of experience guiding tours at a museum or historic site as a paid or volunteer guide, or one year of experience teaching at any grade level; researching, developing, and implementing public interpretive programs or events; or researching and writing for publications in a related field listed above.   

  • Experience in Social Media 

  • Experience using Canva for visual design. 

  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and ability to drive a state vehicle. 

  • Occasional local travel is required for off-site meetings and programs. 

  • Experience with Windows Office suite, Google Suite, Excel, and basic digital communication tools such as Google Meet, Zoom, and MS Teams. 

  • Must have weekend availability (required to work alternating weekends) 



  • Entering, currently or have a master’s degree in history, Public history, Military History, museum studies, or a closely related field. 

  • 2+ years of experience working in an educational or museum setting that required interpretive work or public-facing responsibilities.  

  • Familiarity with multi-generational groups in a variety of settings.  

  • Familiarity and demonstrated interest in military history, history, or Military vehicles. 

  • Certification in interpretive techniques from a nationally recognized institution or  

  • Experience training and overseeing volunteers/interns for education programs. 


Essential Duties: 

  • Develop and implement interpretive and educational programs provided at the Museum of the American G.I., including, but not limited to, school tours, adult tours, seminars, workshops, and special programs. 

  • Oversee interns and volunteers assisting with education programs. 

  • Facilitating Family Programs, such as Kids Storytelling at the Museum and occasional weekend events 

  • Must be able to work alternate weekends (Saturday - Sunday) 

  • Greet visitors, provide site orientation, and conduct tours. 

  • Prepare reports and maintain records and evaluations, particularly regarding museum education programs. 

  • Speak to public and private groups to promote interest in the programs and the museum. 

  • Collaborate and develop relationships with local agencies, businesses, universities, and organizations to create mutually beneficial programming and strengthen community partnerships. 

  • Collaborate in preparing the annual budget for interpretive and educational program initiatives and monitoring related expenses. 

  • Assist with fundraising and grants, as needed. 

  • Assist with marketing efforts by creating advertisements, print materials, and website/social media posts to promote educational programs and special events. 

  • As needed, assist in cross-department workloads to research, develop, and deliver programs related to the museum’s collections, exhibits, and cultural/natural resources. 

  • Assist and collaborate in writing newsletters and publications, print or electronic, for all audiences. 

  • Assist with front desk duties, including revenue handling, museum retail sales, phone calls, and visitor interactions.  

  • Assist with events both during operational hours and after hours.  

  • Assist with maintenance and housekeeping, as needed.  

  • Assist with Major Museum events. 

  • Adhere to an established work schedule with regular attendance.  

  • Follow all MAGI guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements. 


Knowledge, skills, and Abilities: 

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex topics to different age groups, verbally and written. 

  • Effective organizational and time management skills. 

  • Effective critical thinking skills 

  • Public speaking skills - planned and extemporaneous in front of diverse audiences.  

  • Knowledge of conducting and documenting historical research. 

  • Ability to conduct multiple programs in a day’s time, with long periods of standing and walking.  

  • Ability to work effectively, independently, and within a team environment, under pressure, and meet deadlines while maintaining extreme attention to detail.  

  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.  

  • Excellent customer service skills for both internal and external customers.  

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion. 

  • Ability to work in an office setting, outside, and independently off-site. 


Non-Essential Duties: 

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Environmental /Physical Conditions:  

The workplace setting is an office and outdoors. This employee works irregular hours and has non-traditional days off. The work involves walking, standing, pulling and pushing, kneeling, stooping, and bending, performing tasks requiring fine motor skills and coordination, and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds. Some events are outside, The employee must also be able to work extended periods in outdoor events subject to the elements.