Missouri History Museum
  • 15-Dec-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • K-12_2
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 15.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

COMMITMENT TO RACIAL EQUITY

The Missouri Historical Society commits to a process of listening attentively to one another and leveraging best practices and resources across our organization to promote a culture of inclusion where individuals from all racial and ethnic identities; ages; nationalities; social and economic statuses; sexual orientations; gender identities/expressions; religious, political, and ideological perspectives; and abilities are able to be engaged, feel valued, and thrive. click here for the full Commitment to Racial Equity

Position Summary:

The Missouri Historical Society seeks Museum Educators (K-12) to facilitate engaging and participatory experiences for school groups, families, and summer camp groups through programming and free play in the History Clubhouse. Our staff focus on helping students and families to feel safe and welcome in the Missouri History Museum, develop museum literacy skill, and engage students with diverse perspectives and stories.

*Flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours is required.

Essential Functions:

  • 80% of time is spent working with students and families leading facilitated programming or serving in the History Clubhouse. This involves interpreting historical content while interacting with visitors in a friendly and professional manner. This time will include:

    · Facilitating field trip and virtual programs with diverse students from the St. Louis region as well as preparing the materials and spaces before and after the visit and communicating with teachers and chaperones during programs

    · Facilitating outreach programs (within a 25 mile radius of the museum) as well as preparing and caring for materials for programs

    · Facilitating Family Programs and occasional weekend events

    · Staffing the History Clubhouse and interacting with a variety of family and youth visitors to include sanitizing materials and ensure cleanliness, organization and protection of museum spaces and collections as well as making sure that opening and closing procedures are completed

  • 10% of time is spent participating in professional development and training sessions which occur every Monday

  • 10% of time may be spent doing a variety of other duties as assigned including: assisting in evaluation and data collection; organizing program materials, assisting in creating activities and materials, and other duties

Schedule: Most school programs occur Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 2:30pm. Clubhouse shifts take place Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30am-4:30pm. Occasional evening events occur. Museum Educators need to be available at least 3 days a week for programs or clubhouse shifts as well as mandatory staff professional development on Mondays.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • At least 2 years experience working with youth
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Transportation to provide outreach programs within 25 miles of the Missouri History Museum
  • Flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours

Skills:

  • Ability to work with the public as an engaging and welcoming presence for long periods of time during day long events and programs
  • Demonstrated ability to inclusively work with diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong written and oral communication, organization, and multitasking skills
  • Experiences working in a fast-paced, environment in which schedules and details are often changing
  • Ability to handle various situations and address problems with professionalism and empathy
  • Multi-lingual capabilities preferred

Please upload a cover letter and resume when applying.

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

*External job boards: Please click this link, K-12 Museum Educator to apply.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Services Provided On A Non-Discriminatory Basis

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