Museum Educator (The National Museum of Toys & Miniatures)

12.05.2022 hccgKC Careers
Company: UMKC
Job ID: 40527
Location: UMKC Volker Campus

Hiring Department: The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Job Description

The purpose of this role is to support T/m’s mission by creating and implementing a programming plan for schools, youth, and community learning.  Directed by T/m’s commitment to strengthen the museum’s position as a site for learning and civic engagement, the Museum Educator will engage with schools, educators, and families locally, statewide and nationally.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Family and Youth Programs

  • Work with subject experts, collectors, educators, and other professionals to develop content and deliver programs.
  • Create and maintain annual school and community programming plan; coordinate regular programming meetings with other staff.
  • Assist in the development of programs in the galleries, offsite or via video conferencing platforms including engagements such as tours, hands-on educational activities, kits, videos, and audio recordings.
  • Contribute to production of interpretive materials about the museum’s collection (catalogs, gallery guides, exhibit labels, etc.).
  • Work with the Volunteer and Visitor Experience Coordinator to ensure all programs are adequately covered; provide museum introductions, as necessary.
  • Develop partnerships with community programs that serve youth.

Schools and Educator Engagement

  • Establish and maintain strong cooperative relationships with K-12 schools.
  • Research and develop education curriculum to deliver museum-oriented programs for educators and for K-12 students in school classrooms, during field trips, and/or online.
  • Remain current on issues, standards, and best practices within the museum field and museum education.

Visitor Research and Evaluation

  • Create, distribute, and receive program evaluations; assist in analyzing responses and utilize participant feedback to guide future projects.
  • Report on established benchmarks including program attendance, participant feedback, observational notes on curriculum, and program structures; evaluate the success of programs against stated objectives; make recommendations for future growth and change.

Administrative Duties

  • Participate in the selection and training of volunteers and interns.
  • Collaborate with other staff members in long-range strategic planning.
  • Assist with the development of grant applications specific to programming for schools, youth and community learning.
  • Participate in professional development meetings and conferences locally and nationally.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching in school or community setting.
  • Experience in leading tours, facilitating programs and/or public speaking.
  • Exceptional written and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects to successful completion on time and on budget.

Attributes: 

  • Passion for art, history and museums as educational institutions.
  • A creative thinker who can generate new ideas and problem-solve proactively.
  • High level of demonstrated personal accountability.
  • Stellar rapport with diverse audiences and a high degree of emotional intelligence.

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time, benefit eligible.

Benefits include medical insurance, dental plans, 403(b) savings plan, paid time off, UMKC tuition assistance, paid long-term disability and life insurance benefits. T/m participates in the UMKC’s Total Reward program.

Salary

Salary range is $15.29 – $20.70/hr, to commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline

This position will remain open until filled.

Apply Online

https://erecruit.umsystem.edu/psc/tamext/KCITY/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=7&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=7&JobOpeningId=40527&PostingSeq=1

Please visit our website for position descriptions, minimum qualifications, and info on how to apply.

www.umkc.edu/jobs

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