Museum Educator | Beaumont, TX
Develops and implements educational programs for a variety of audiences in accordance with institutional mission and interpretive goals. Using the Chambers House Museum collections, develops and prepares Lesson Plans and implements programs that align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards; maintains ongoing working relationship with schools and educators, as well as with area cultural institutions. Assists with the training program for museum volunteers and docents.
ADULT EDUCATION: INTERPRETATION & EXHIBITION
- Functions as a member of the exhibits team, developing themes, exhibits, interpretation, and promotion of exhibits.
- Develops and implements complimentary educational components for special exhibits and interpretations.
STUDENT EDUCATION & PROGRAMMING - Works closely with area schools, both public and private, (including home schoolers) to develop classroom and on-site Lesson Plans and other programming that directly align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards, incorporating, where possible, the museum's mission and interpretive goals. - Assists with and participates in collaborative efforts with other museums and cultural organizations in program development for schools and other audiences.
VOLUNTEERS\DOCENT EDUCATION - Leads and conducts Docent/ Volunteer training in conjunction with the Collections Manager and in coordination with the Executive Director
- Develops and maintains the Docent Volunteer Training Manual, and Lesson Plans for training sessions. - Acts as volunteer coordinator in the recruitment, training, and scheduling of volunteers.
PUBLIC AND MEDIA RELATIONS - Works with other staff in the design and production of printed materials promoting educational programs. - Works with the other staff on media promotion and coverage of departmental programs.
PROGRAM EVALUATION - Develops and implements evaluation techniques for and monitors relative success of educational programs.
ADMINISTRATIVE - Prepares annual budget recommendations to address the capital and operating needs of the department.
COLLECTIONS - Responsible for management of the museum's teaching collection according to established policy.
- Acts as a liaison for the Museum at events – both community and organizational. - Performs other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor for the good of the museum.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to use a computer and general office equipment; move from place to place; lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
Bachelor’s Degree in history, Education, Museum Studies, or other related fields OR two years’ experience in museum education.
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (some evening and weekends for meetings/events)
Job Type: Full-time
The Museum Educator position is full-time with a salary range of $38,000 - $40,000 a year dependent upon experience.
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
The Chambers House Museum – Beaumont, TX
Desired start date: August – September 2022
Interested applicants should a send a resume and cover letter to: applyBHS@gmail.com by August 5th for consideration.