Missouri History Museum
  • 26-Nov-2019 to 31-Dec-2019 (CST)
  • Early Childhood/Family Programs
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 13.33
  • Hourly
  • Temporary part-time

Position Summary:

The Early Childhood and Family Programs Museum Educator will be responsible for engaging young children and their families and caregivers in the museum setting through innovative programs and visits to the museum's family gallery, the History Clubhouse.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate innovative education programs that engage young children and their families in the museum environment.  All programs intentionally engage diverse audiences from across the greater St. Louis area and include (but are not limited to):

Storytelling Programs, Early Childhood Group Programs, Early Childhood Outreach Programs, Parent & Me Series, Summer Family Fun Series, Make-and-Take Workshops, Girl Scout and Cub Scout Programs, Family Nights, Winter Getaway, MLK Family Celebration, Dia de los Muertos Festival

  • Engage children, families, and groups during visits to the History Clubhouse and maintain the space (including welcome and converse with visitors; interpret historical content; sanitize and ensure cleanliness; work to ensure safety of visitors; work to protect History Clubhouse gallery space from misuse; complete opening and closing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 for upcoming programs. 
  • Work as a team and communicate effectively and strategically.
  • Work to promote the History Clubhouse and Early Childhood and Family Programs among the local community. 
  • Interact with MHS visitors in a friendly and professional manner, providing a welcoming presence.  

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Some college-level coursework in Education, Early Childhood Development, Human Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, History, Museum Education, Museum Studies, or related field is strongly preferred 
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with children ages 10 and under; experience with children ages 2-5 is preferred 
  • Minimum 6 months customer service experience
  • Must have weekend availability (required to work 3 weekend shifts per month, 8am-5pm).
  • Must have occasional evening availability (required to work 3 evening events per quarter, 3pm-9pm)
  • Must have Wednesday availability for educational and professional training as scheduled (2-7pm)
  • Local travel required for outreach program delivery, as assigned
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time during day-long programs
  • Able to lift supplies and small furniture up to 20 pounds on occasion
  • Able to work with children at their level, including kneeling and sitting on the floor 

Skills:

  • 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
  • An interest in and passion for history

Preferred Skills:

  • Bilingual/multilingual skills preferred

Deadline to Apply: Position open until filled.

Please upload cover letter and resume when applying.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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