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Museum Education and Outreach Coordinator

Job Type: Full Time, salaried position

Starting Salary Range: $38,000 - $40,000 + $400/mo stipend for healthcare ($4,800 annual)

Schedule: Tuesday thru Saturday, 9:00am – 6pm (close)

Job Description:

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum education coordinator works as an integral part of the Museum team to provide fun, engaging and educational experiences to visitors of all ages. This role is responsible for event and program planning for inclusive, community audiences, the efficient scheduling, planning, and development of the Museum’s educational and interpretive programming. The Education Coordinator serves as a first point of contact to the public and shares important information about programs, exhibits and special events. In addition, the education coordinator is a team member in building community relationships, developing and maintaining program materials and providing support when needed in the museum. The education coordinator for the Union Pacific Railroad Museum is expected to support the museum’s vision and share the values of excellence, inclusivity, collaboration, innovation, respect, commitment and accountability.

This position is employed by the Union Pacific Museum Association. Direction and supervision will fall under the Director of Development.

Job Duties:

  • Take the lead role in developing, managing and coordinating partners and activities for programming events that correspond to Museum strategic initiatives to actively engage the community
  • Assist teachers/school groups in planning, coordinating and managing field trips to the Museum. This includes helping teachers to select presentations, making reservations, providing orientation material and following up with teachers before and after group visits
  • Make personal contacts, actively develop teacher relationships, and promote the museum and web resources to schools
  • Develop and provide programs that appeal to a variety of audiences; early childhood, school-aged, families, adults and actively work with other museum staff to promote those opportunities
  • Train interns, volunteers and tour guides in museum activities and programs
  • Maintain the outreach database and provide reports as needed
  • Play a key role in establishing learning goals for Museum programming and exhibits and work to ensure they are achieved
  • Work closely with the Director of Development and Curator to develop grant concepts, and to secure income and funding.
  • Evaluate and work to incorporate feedback into educational resources and programs
  • Maintain and organize supplies needed for programs activities
  • Provide support for museum events and operations as needed

Experience and Qualifications:

Required

  •  BA Degree in communications, education, history, museum studies, public history or similar
  • Experience working with the public in an educational setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite of programs and similar technology
  • Proficiency with web based technology and programs
  • Excellent phone and customer service skills

 Preferred:

  •   MA Degree in education, history, museum studies, public history or similar degree
  • Two years experience in a museum education, other educational setting, or interpretation
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Experience providing programming to a wide variety of age groups and backgrounds

 Competencies:

  • A highly self-motivated, energetic and results-oriented individual who demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work creatively
  • Ability to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience
  • Strong computer skills and willingness to learn new programs
  • Ability to handle a number of projects and prioritize work
  • Ability to lift and move 30lbs.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends

 For those interested in applying, please send your resume and references to vjdobles@upcontractor.up.com