Public Program Coordinator

General Description:
The Public Program Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of public programs primarily for adults and families.  This is a full-time, permanent position with a Tuesday-Saturday work schedule.

?        Develop, implement and evaluate public programs for adults and family audiences that support the educational mission of the VHS.  Programs may be presented at the Vermont History Museum, the Vermont History Center or at other locations throughout Vermont.

•        Manage the biannual Vermont History Expo and support the coordination of regional expo events.

•        In coordination with the Curator, develop and implement programs and activities around VHS exhibitions at the Vermont History Museum and the Vermont History Center.

•        Ensure the continuity of operation of the Vermont History Museum by assuming primary responsibility for opening and closing the museum, scheduling and training front desk volunteers, and assisting at the front desk as needed.  In coordination with the Curator, assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the exhibits at the Vermont History Museum.

•        Assist the Education Coordinator in the implementation of school tours, home school programs and Vermont History Day activities.

•        Assist the Director of Development in the identification of funding opportunities to support public programming and the submission of requests for funding.

The Public Program Coordinator reports to the Curator and works collaboratively with other VHS staff, VHS committees, volunteers, and a wide range of partners locally, regionally, and nationally.

Environmental Factors:
?        Duties are performed in a standard office setting, based in both Montpelier and Barre, Vermont.

•        Certain duties will require heavy workloads and tight deadlines, especially in preparation for Vermont History Expo.

•        Moderate travel requirements may occur, for which a valid driver’s license is required and private means of transportation must be available.

•        Weekend and occasional evening work will be required.

Required Qualifications & Experience:
?        Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in history, museum studies, museum education or a related field.

•        Three or more years of related experience, preferably with a cultural heritage organization.

•        Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

•        The ability to create and manage online programming resources.

•        The ability to professionally represent the Society’s mission, goals and programs.

•        Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to work with deadlines.

•        The ability to exercise good judgment with minimum supervision.

Desirable Qualifications & Experience:
?        Master’s degree or equivalent in history, museum studies, museum education or a related field is preferred.

Salary and Benefits:
The position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including:
?        Health care benefits through the State of Vermont benefit plans.

•        Retirement benefits through the Vermont State Employees Retirement System.

•        Paid annual leave, personal leave, sick leave, and paid holidays in accordance with the State of Vermont personnel policies.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names/contact information of 3 references to:
Public Program Coordinator Search
Vermont Historical Society
60 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641
or via email to jackie.calder[at]state[dot]vt[dot]us