Museum Educator - GRANT

Location
Kennesaw, GA
Posted
Oct 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Employee will determine the storage and level of care of objects in the museum, gallary, or exhibit; design and
implement documentation, information retrieval, and storage systems to ensure safety of collections; respond to requests from campus and community; catalogue new collection; and perform other duties in support of the museum.

The Museum Educator will play an important role in implementing and administering the museum's on-site and off-site education and outreach programs, including field trips, in-school programs, homeschool days for K-12 audiences, and dialogue-based programs offered to university and adult audiences. Working within the Museum of History and Holocaust Education's Education and Outreach department, this 18 month grant-funded position will help serve a broad constituency, including K-12 and university-level students and members of the community. The successful candidate must be a creative individual and a team player, possess excellent organizational and communication skills, communicate clearly and effectively and engage with students and museum visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Flexible hours are required.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the Museum of History and Holocaust Education's mission and values
  • Engage in public outreach to K-12 public and private schools, the campus community, and the community at large
  • Provide input to Museum of History and Holocaust Education staff in the development and execution of promotional plans related to outreach
  • Assist in the administration of the MHHE's educational programs including field trips, outreach programs, traveling trunks, traveling exhibits, and homeschool days
  • Conduct evaluations of all outreach programs
  • Provide research support for exhibits and outreach programs
  • Provide administrative support to all members of the MHHE, work to understand their needs and challenges, anticipate opportunities, work collaboratively toward setting and achieving goals for the museum
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills

Grant Funding: Continued employment is contingent upon availability of grant funding for this position.

As part of the background check process, this position WILL require a satisfactory MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) as a condition of employment. See http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/motor_vehicle_use for policy guidelines.?

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, 2 years of experience in museums or archives or related field.

Desired Qualifications:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in non-profits, cultural organizations, or arts industries
  • Bachelor's degree in history, public history, arts administration, education, or related field from an accredited college or university preferred

Knowledge of:

  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Public history, museum education, and 20th century U.S. and/or European history Georgia Performance Standards and national educational standards
  • Event planning
  • Administrative support and standard office best practices

Ability to:

  • Deliver tours, programs, and communicate with a variety of visitors, teachers, and students with diverse interests and abilities to ensure a positive educational experience
  • Assist in staffing school visits and tours, in-school programs, homeschool days, public programs, and other museum events
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Plan and assist with multiple program and event initiatives at once while offering office support for museum staff
  • Conduct research and evaluations for outreach programs, curriculum guides, exhibitions, and other museum-related activities
  • Handle inquiries for information via telephone, voicemail, and email Be a highly driven, flexible, self-motivated, and independent worker
  • Perform additional related duties as required by the Executive Team of the Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books at Kennesaw State University

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