Missouri History Museum
  • 05-Sep-2018 to 04-Nov-2018 (CST)
  • Youth and Family
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • $12.50
  • Hourly
  • Temporary part-time

Position Summary:

The Youth and Family Programs Museum Educators will be responsible for implementing museum programs targeted towards youth and families and facilitating visits to the History Clubhouse, ensuring that children and their families have quality experiences. The Educators will work closely with children, families, youth group leaders and other members of the Education and Visitor Experience Department.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate innovative education programs that engage families and early childhood audiences in the museum environment including Storytelling, Parent & Me classes, Summer Family Fun Series, Make-and-Take Workshops, Girl Scout and Cub Scout programs, Early Childhood Group Programs, Family Fun Days, and family and community programming that intentionally engages the St. Louis Hispanic/Latinx community.
  • Interpret historical content when interacting with visitors in the History Clubhouse. 
  • Sanitize and ensure cleanliness in the History Clubhouse and programming spaces.
  • Work to ensure safety of visitors.
  • Work to protect History Clubhouse gallery space from misuse. 
  • Complete opening and closing procedures for History Clubhouse.
  • Develop and prepare craft projects. 
  • Coordinate mailings and other efforts to promote Early Childhood and Family Programs and the History Clubhouse among the local community. 
  • Must have weekend availability (required to work 2 weekend shifts per month, 8am-5pm).
  • Attend educational training as scheduled Must have Wednesday availability for training (2-7pm). 

On average there are two trainings per month that last 2-3 hours each.  Trainings are PAID and focus on direct preparation for program facilitation as well as a variety of relevant topics such as fostering inclusion/equity, connecting audiences to complex content, early childhood education, positive behavior support, visual thinking strategies, and engaging whole families. 

 Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Some college coursework in Education, Early Childhood Development, Human Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, History, Museum Education, Museum Studies, or related field is strongly preferred. Significant experience working with children may substitute for formal education.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with children ages 10 and under. Experience working with children ages 2-5 preferred.
  • Minimum 6 months customer service experience

 Skills:

  • Familiarity with Reggio approach and/or constructivist approach to learning preferred
  • Strong knowledge of educational pedagogy, educational trends and the needs of early childhood educators, families, and youth groups
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Comfortable speaking publicly in large and small group settings
  • Strong ability to work as a member of a team
  • Strong ability to work as a member of a team
  • An interest in and passion for history
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time during programs; lift supplies and small furniture up to 20 lbs. on occasion; able to kneel and sit on floor
  • Trained or willing to be trained in First Aid, CPR, and AED 

Preferred Skill:

  • Multiple languages are not a requirement, bilingual or multilingual candidates preferred if experience is strong.

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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