Museum Education Coordinator | Victoria, TX

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Museum Education Coordinator

Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria College, Victoria, TX

Salary $16.71 - $18.55 Hourly

Position Summary

Victoria College's Museum of the Coastal Bend is hiring for a full-time Museum Education Coordinator.  This position is responsible for providing meaningful educational experiences to diverse audiences onsite, online, and in the larger community.  Works directly with the Museum Director and other senior leaders to define strategies for learning, programming, and engagement.

This position is benefits eligible.

Duties & Responsibilities

1.       In alignment with the Museum’s mission, creates, develops, implements, promotes and evaluates education, outreach, and public programming for a wide range of museum visitors onsite, online and in the larger community

2.       Responsible for the creation and implementation of a formal education program related to the Museum’s mission which complements school curriculum, supports state educational standards, engages students, and fulfills teacher needs

3.       Manages school field trips to the Museum, assists teachers/school groups in planning visits, coordinates reservations, provides tour materials, and follows up with teachers before and after group visits

4.       Actively manages education and engagement activity volunteers, including recruitment, training, scheduling, and communicating

5.       Develops, organizes, implements, promotes, and evaluates innovative public programs, group tours, and experiences (such as lectures, general admission activities, children’s camps, workshops, special events, etc.) for children and adults that encourage and support the engagement of diverse audiences creatively and effectively

6.       Works with exhibit designer(s) to develop interactive components for permanent and temporary exhibits

7.       Actively and strategically develops relationships with curriculum coordinators, teachers, community groups and individuals, and external and internal customers towards the purpose of Museum promotion

8.       Formulates evaluation methods and data collection to assess education, outreach, and public programming

9.       In partnership with the Museum director and VC Development team, initiates, plans, and manages grants that support education and engagement efforts; assists in the cultivation of donors and general fundraising activities

10.   Represents the museum in professional, academic and social forums

11.   Participates in staff, board, and committee meetings to report, develop, implement, and evaluate educational and public programming; prepares monthly, annual, and other periodic reports analyzing and summarizing program attendance, successes, challenges and other relevant information

12.   Works with appropriate museum and college staff to promote programs; develops articles and relevant information for newsletters, website and other media outlets

13.   Assists as needed with daily museum operations including staff supervision; opening and closing the museum and museum store; coordination of facilities and staffing needs for tours, meetings, and special events; membership communication; and promotions

14.   Participates in the museum’s programmatic and intellectual life

15.   Performs some overnight travel, weekend and evening duties as required

16.   Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

Required

·         Bachelor’s degree in Education, History, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Fine Arts, or related field from an accredited college or university

·         Minimum of two years relevant experience in interpretation, public programming, or education at a school, museum, historical site, zoo, aquarium, archive, or other institution of formal or informal learning

·         Excellent organizational, interpersonal, public speaking, and critical thinking skills

·         Successful candidates will demonstrate a deep understanding of how to engage cross-generational, diverse, and differently-abled audiences with a welcoming and accessible approach

Preferred

·         Graduate degree in a related field and additional experience in a variety of cultural institutions and/or formal education setting

·         Knowledge of STEM topics and education

·         Experience managing volunteers.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle controls, key pads, etc. Will be required to sit and reach with hands and arms as well as, sit, stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds while handling and loading artifacts, boxes, crates and educational display components.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision, some color vision, and the ability to adjust focus from documents to computer screen. Hearing of light to moderate sound is required by this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must be able to work outdoors for extended periods, must be able to remain on feet during tours and programs.


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