Education Programmer – Museum (Part-Time)
Hours of work:
Normal hours of work are eighteen (18) hours a week, increasing to thirty-five (35) for the summer months; shifts will be dependent on the programming schedule which may include days, evenings and weekends; flexibility in scheduling is necessary as there may be the occasional requirement to attend to functions outside of normal work hours, change shifts, or to work extra hours as needed.
Reporting to the Museum Supervisor, the Education Programmer, Museum develops, implements and delivers quality and dynamic on- and off-site programs of learning and participation for community members and museum patrons of all ages that connect to the Museum’s mandate and strategic goals. Creating and maintaining community relationships is also a priority. The position provides care, supervision and program facilitation for program participants to ensure quality experiences for patrons of all ages. Develops, promotes and implements crafts, games and storytelling through effective leadership and programming with a historical focus, enabling children to develop skills, learn, socialize and build self-esteem; develops and implements adult day trips to sites of interest. The main duties and responsibilities of the position include program planning and development, program delivery and promotion, and other Museum functions.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Post-secondary courses in Museum Studies, History or related discipline.
- Six (6) months of experience in public programming within a museum setting. Teaching credentials an asset.
- Strong research skills with experience researching in a museum setting. Knowledge of local history, attractions and businesses is an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to work with children ages 6 to 12. Experience with historical research and craft-based activities an asset.
- Ability to observe/assess participant behaviours, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behaviour-management techniques.
- Good administrative, communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management, and public relations skills, together with the ability to use tact and discretion and to deal courteously and effectively with the public and fellow staff members.
- Ability to multi-task, cope with interruptions and work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines, exercise discretion and good judgment particularly when handling highly confidential/sensitive information. Possess a high level of initiative and personal integrity.
- Working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications and office equipment. Knowledge of Past Perfect and Adobe Photoshop, Affinity, or other design software an asset. Video editing also an asset.
- Physically capable of participating in programs and wearing the applicable personal protective equipment.
- Valid Class “G” driver’s license and ability and willingness to travel within the community as required.
- Possess a current Vulnerable Sector Check with results satisfactory to the employer, and a valid standard first aid & CPR/AED Level C certification.