Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Schedule: Typically, Tuesday-Friday (28 hours/week). Some weekends and evenings required.
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: 113 S. Commerce Street, Culpeper, Virginia 22701
The Museum of Culpeper History is a community history museum whose mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the history of Culpeper, Virginia by engaging diverse audiences and educating visitors. The Museum is located in the historic train depot in downtown Culpeper and serves as the primary historical attraction in the county. The Education Coordinator works closely with the Executive Director to advance the mission of the Museum. The Education Coordinator is primarily responsible for planning education programs for adults and youth, scheduling and leading tours, and managing the volunteer program.
- Lead all education efforts to include developing outreach programs for local schools, attending community outreach events, and coordinating with teachers to meet Virginia SOL’s and plan programming accordingly.
- Initiate and develop programs that run on monthly, semi-annual, and annual schedules to include programs (both in-house and out-on-the-town) for toddlers, children, and adults. Programs to include, but not limited to: Wee Ones, Scavenger Hunts, lectures, camps, pop-up tours, and downtown tours.
- Schedule, develop, and lead programs for all tours including schools, adult groups, children’s groups, and special needs groups.
- Serve as point-of-contact for all volunteer related activities including recruitment, scheduling, training, retention, and volunteer-specific events. Work with director to train and supervise interns. Work the front desk in the event of a missed volunteer shift or as required.
- Oversee all activities in the Museum including exhibit-specific activities and the Kidz Discovery Zone and all of its accompanying games and activities that change annually.
- Assist the Executive Director with all events related activities including event setup and breakdown, making the necessary contacts and acquiring the required licenses, preparing and purchasing food and supplies for events, and working the events to ensure efficient operation.
- Assist the Executive Director with the management of the office during working hours. Answering the telephone, preparing documents for mass mailings, programs, or events, coordinating maintenance projects with town staff, working a flexible schedule to ensure on-site staffing, and all other standard office-related activities.
- All other duties assigned to help operate an efficient and well-managed museum.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in History or Education with 2-3 years of experience creating educational programming for adults and youth in a museum setting preferred.
- Present a professional appearance, attitude, and demeanor at all times.
- Works and speaks well with adults and children.
- Demonstrate effective organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to communicate clearly with fellow staff, volunteers, and visitors.
- Capable of working independently and in a team atmosphere.
- Be creative, highly motivated, outgoing, and detail oriented with a strong work ethic.
- Demonstrate the ability to handle sensitive situations with discretion.
- Possesses above-average computer and customer service skills.
- Exhibits positive support for management decisions and objectives.
- Available to work weekend, evening, and overtime hours as needed.
- Knowledge of Virginia history and Culpeper, Virginia a plus.
- Strength and mobility to perform all duties, including lifting objects, stooping, bending, climbing ladders and working in tiring and occasional uncomfortable positions.
- Valid driver’s license.
Hourly rate of $14.00 per hour. Benefits include paid leave (after one year) and paid holidays (when scheduled).
Please email Morgan Pierce, Executive Director, at email@example.com with resume, cover letter, and the names of two references. Please include ‘EDUCATION COORDINATOR’ in the subject line. No phone calls please. Deadline for applications is February 19, 2021.
Due to the ongoing public health emergency all staff are required to adhere to specific guidelines for workplace, employee, and visitor health and safety.
The Museum of Culpeper History is an Equal Opportunity Employer.