Capitol Museum Educator

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Posting NumberS05175PWorking TitleCapitol Museum EducatorDepartmentLibraries Capitol MuseumAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Georgia Capitol Museum is a public educational institution housed in the State Capitol building. The Museum seeks to preserve and interpret the history of the Georgia State Capitol building as well as the events that have taken place within its walls. To carry out this purpose, the Museum collects, maintains, and exhibits significant artifacts, including historic flags and works of art, within the State Capitol. The Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

College/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timePart TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

M-F, 6 hours per day; occasional work outside of these hours with prior arrangement.

Advertised Salary$13/hrPosting Date09/01/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/15/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAtlanta Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleOffice/Clerical AssistantFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyOutreach ServicesFTE.75Minimum Qualifications

Requires are least a high school diploma or equivalent. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in history or education preferred. Knowledge of Georgia history preferred.

Position Summary

The Capitol Museum Educator is responsible to the Tour Manager for facilitating the Georgia Capitol Museum’s educational programs, including providing guided tours and other educational activities. Specifically, the Capitol Museum Educator leads groups of visitors on walking tours of the Georgia Capitol building. Additionally, this position works at the Tour Desk, providing assistance and information about state government and Georgia history to visitors in person, online and over the phone.

Activities and decisions are varied in nature, with independent action and judgment in solving common problems. Unusual cases or questionable matters are resolved with this position’s supervisor. This position is a 30 hours per week, partial benefits eligible position (retirement and sick and annual leave). Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Georgia Capitol Museum is located in the State Capitol building in Atlanta, Georgia.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Ability to work in fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain successful working relationships with colleagues, officials, the general public, and media representatives; and to effectively and discreetly convey information.
Demonstrated ability to use Windows software.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work.

Physical Demands

Standing and walking for extended periods of time. Projection of voice for extended periods of time and listening to individuals in a group in an environment not conducive to hearing well.
Climbing large numbers of stairs daily.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Leads guided tours of the Georgia Capitol for school children and adults. Also, may provide special tours outside of normal work hours with prior arrangement.

Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities

Works at the Tour Desk providing assistance and information about state government and Georgia history to visitors in person, online and over the phone. This includes maintaining visitor brochure racks and information.

Percentage of time20Duties/Responsibilities

Schedules visitor groups and confirms reservations by working with the Georgia Capitol Tour Availability Calendar, and maintaining correspondence and communications with teachers, group leaders and other tour providers.

Percentage of time30Duties/Responsibilities

Assists Tour Manager in the training and supervising of volunteers.

Percentage of time5Duties/Responsibilities

Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the office and organization by assuming similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 9/8/2020
      Application Due: 9/25/2020
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