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Museum Educator

POSITION TITLE

Museum Educator

REPORTS TO

Manager of Museum Education

DEPARTMENT

Education + Programs

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Full-Time/Non-Exempt

DATE WRITTEN/REVISED

July 2019


SUMMARY

MoPOP seeks a full-time Museum Educator to engage visitors through mission-aligned in-museum workshops, gallery activities, outreach performances, and school programs. The Museum Educator will lead outreach programs and work within our galleries facilitating activities to enhance our visitors’ experience. The Museum Educator serves as an integral member of our front-line staff and must be able to interact with the general public, students and teachers, and groups. This position is full time, Monday-Friday and may include occasional weekend and evening hours.

The Museum Educator reports to the Manager of Museum Education and is expected to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic team of committed, passionate educators.

The Museum Educator is:

Engaging….loves to interact with learners of all ages in both formal and informal learning environments; able to prompt conversations and engage visitors and students with museum content and each other.

Collaborative…works effectively with other museum staff, volunteers, and community members to create engaging tours, gallery investigations, and educational experiences.

Dynamic…. works with vigor to create programs for adult, family, and school visitors that expand beyond the tried and true, imbued with creativity and experimentation.

Creative… able to use museum content to create dynamic, interactive programs that connect classroom learning to pop culture and museum exhibits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED)

  • Facilitates school programs for multiple grade levels via in-museum workshops, tours, gallery activities, and outreach workshops and performances in schools.
  • Implements a variety of activities and visitor interactions including workshops, gallery tours, camp programs, activity carts, facilitated dialogues, art-making activities, etc.
  • Creates and implements new curriculum linking museum galleries to classroom content.
  • Welcomes visitors to MoPOP in a friendly and hospitable manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS)

Informal or formal education experience with students of various ages is required; background in performing arts and / or music is a plus.

Candidate must possess excellent customer interaction skills and public speaking abilities, work well with a diverse group of colleagues, be flexible for the changing needs of each day, and be able to handle a fast-paced environment.

Occasional weekends and holidays may be required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT + PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb ladders. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 30 pounds, and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

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