Hiring Department: The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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 range is $15.29 – $20.70/hr, to commensurate with experience and qualifications.
This position will remain open until filled.
Please visit our website for position descriptions, minimum qualifications, and info on how to apply.