Curator of Education and Outreach
The Curator of Education and Outreach is responsible to the Executive Director of the National Churchill Museum (NCM). Primarily responsible for the development, facilitation, and promotion of the Museum’s education and community outreach programs for diverse audiences of all age groups, including field trips and on-site and off-site programming. Working with the Curator of Collections and Exhibits, the Curator of Education and Outreach develops family learning spaces asOther responsibilities include: overseeing completion of several key projects listed in the Museum’s strategic plan; insuring the permanent exhibit space includes family-learning components; developing innovative classroom and online programs based on the life and legacy of Winston Churchill; serving as primary liaison between the Museum and Westminster College students and faculty as well as K-12 teachers and students; and seeking grant, donated, and other funding for education and outreach programs. The ability to communicate clearly and work effectively in a team-based environment is essential. Willingness to participate in other related duties is also important.
Education: Master’s degree, preferably in museum studies or public history with a focus on education and outreach programming in a historical institution.
Experience: 3-5 years experience in education or a related field is required.
Skills: Strong organizational and management skills are required.
•Must have excellent interpersonal and communications abilities.
•Must possess the initiative and self-discipline to operate effectively without constant supervision.
•Must possess a valid driver license and be able to drive.
•Must be willing and able to get a Class E Missouri driver license for field trips.
At least one year of experience with teaching.
1. Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the NCM, promote the NCM’s onsite and outreach school and community programs with the goal of increasing the level of participation and the quality of educational experiences that serve the NCM’s mission and the needs of the NCM’s diverse constituents.
2. Provide for the efficient and effective operations of the NCM’s school and community onsite and outreach programs under the supervision of the Executive Director.
3. With the assistance of the Marketing Specialist, NCM, ensure the Museum’s educational purpose, programs, and activities are publicized through written and oral communications with appropriate Westminster staff, students, faculty, and media outlets.
4. Build quality community relationships with local businesses and organizations.
5. Train and manage NCM volunteers.
6. Develop new programming and curriculum and update current programming and curriculum to support state standards and goals and for home-schooled students.
7. In cooperation with the Curator of Collections and Exhibits and under the supervision of the Executive Director of the NCM and Department of History Chair, teach museum-related courses within the Museum Studies Minor at Westminster College.
Directly supervises departmental volunteers and interns.
Assist as needed with special events at the NCM, including group tours, weddings, concerts and lectures.
Other duties as directed by the Executive Director.
EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:
Must be able to operate the computer and all of the associated software used by the National Churchill Museum and Westminster College, to include all other computer programs and software necessary to access, maintain and administer the Museum's school and community programming. Experience with Past Perfect is desirable. Must be able to operate other office machines, as appropriate ot the duties of the position to include: fax machine, telephone and copier. Will train to use the Churchill Museum POS retail system and Church of St. Mary sound system.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting 10-20 pounds and assisting in putting up exhibits, program material and retail stock. Requires walking and climbing stairs.
Works daily in a typical office setting: this position requires some weekend and evening work. Office is housed in Museum space below ground level with no windows.
How To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, application and contact information for at least three professional references to Westminster College, Attn: Lisa Reffett, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251, or to email@example.com
. Deadline for submission is March 13, 2015. EOE.