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Education Coordinator [LeMay­ America's Car Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 22, 1973 in job announcements |

The Education Coordinator supports the development, implementation, and
sustainability of the Museum¹s educational programs, outreach programs, and
library resources for LeMay ­ America¹s Car Museum. The Education
Coordinator is responsible for the daily implementation and maintenance of
the Museum¹s onsite school field trip programs for K-12 students, teachers,
and educator audiences. Responsibilities include: Supporting the
development of curriculum in conjunction with state and national standards;
Developing tour content, interactive hands-on lessons, and pre-visit and
post-visit lesson plans for field trips and school programs; Communicating
with visiting field trip contacts and clients via telephone, e-mail, fax,
and in person meetings to meet and exceed expectations and maintain a
consistent field trip experience; Working with other departments to
maintain school program and field trip supply orders, storage, event space
management, and tour logistics including safety, security, parking, lunch
and classroom programs, and tour orientation programs; Supervision,
coordination, and management of volunteer Museum Educators, paid Museum
Teachers, and other volunteer education department staff to teach on-site
programs including recording time for all staff and volunteers, developing
and teaching training sessions for staff and volunteers; Conducting regular
evaluations and assessments of ongoing tour programs; Supporting the
Education Manager with the development and organization of the ACM
Educational Resource Center including database management, shelving,
reference, and public access; Maintaining the education page on the
Museum¹s website as well as the implementation of an educator newsletter
and educator events. This position requires occasional evening, weekend,
and holiday work.****

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This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature
and level of work performed by job holders within this role. It is not
designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned
to the job. To perform the job successfully, an employee must perform each
essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are
representative, but not all- inclusive, of the knowledge skills, and
abilities required.****

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:****

1.   Develop meaningful and interactive curriculum for tours, field trips,
online lesson plans, and teacher workshops that meet state and national
education standards in the subjects of history, social studies, math,
science, engineering, physics, technology, industry, the arts, literacy,
and other relevant topics.****

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2.   Create collaborative school partner relationships with local regional
and state schools to enrich the learning experience in the classroom by
providing outreach opportunities and informal learning models. This
includes working with state and local administrators to provide educational
support to school districts including afterschool program partnership,
field trip scholarship assistance, transportation assistance, and
professional development opportunities for educators and professionals.****

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3.   Support the development and maintenance of the ACM Educational
Resource Center.****

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4.   Coordinate and Supervise volunteers for tours, events, programs, and
outreach, including, supporting the development of volunteer training
sessions, monthly meetings, and other volunteer development programs and
manage the daily scheduling of Museum Educators for tours and field trip
programs.****

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5.   Coordinate with all museum departments to support educational
objectives for internal and external clients.****

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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:****

Under the general direction of the Education Manager, the Education
Coordinator will be responsible for:****

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1.   Support the development, implementation, and sustainability of the
Museum¹s educational programs, outreach programs, and library resources for
ACM with a strong focus on the K-12 student and teacher audience.****

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2.   Develop high level K-12 curriculum that ties the museum¹s collection
and content to the classroom learning environment.****

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3.   Outreach to schools, teachers, students, and administrators to promote
ACM¹s educational programs and activities.****

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4.   Coordinate and supervise volunteer and part time education staff to
maintain a high level of professionalism and performance for the school
tour program.****

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5.   Manage resources to meet department budgets, metrics, grants, and
reports. Provide and organize data to support these objectives.****

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QUALIFICATIONS:****

The incumbent for this position must be at least 21 years of age and
possess: A valid Driver License; A Bachelor¹s Degree in Education, Museum
Studies, History or Library Science; A minimum of two years¹ professional
experience in the field of education, which must include experience working
with and presenting curriculum to the K-12 audience. Experience within a
museum education department is preferred. The incumbent must be a team
player able to work independently and collaboratively among all departments
within the Museum.****

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Additionally, the incumbent must possess:****

1.   The ability to pass ACM¹s in-depth background investigation including
criminal history, employment records, and personal references;****

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2.   Intermediate to advance skills in the use of MS Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Outlook, Web browsers, and data management;****

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3.   A basic appreciation of the automobile and its role throughout
American Society;****

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4.   The ability to assume a leadership role and handle new challenges;****

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5.   Demonstrated teamwork skills;****

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6.   A positive, solution focused attitude;****

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7.   The skill and ability to work independently with general instruction
and minimal supervision while maintaining a team oriented approach and
attitude;****

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8.   An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with high
expectations for professional outcomes;****

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9.   A track record of providing high levels of customer service;****

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10. An ability to effectively multi-task and coordinate between different
projects and/or departments and agencies while remaining organized and
solution focused;****

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11. The interpersonal skills, sensitivity, and ability to professionally
interact with a diverse range of people of all ages, socio-economic groups,
and personality types;****

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12. The ability to critically analyze and resolve quantitative, logistical
and spatial problems;****

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13. The ability to project voice and speak to large groups without the aid
of amplification;****

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14. A solid proficiency in the English language with professional
communication skills including written, oral, presentation, and
interpersonal skills;****

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15. The ability to use M.S. Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe programs;****

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16. Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time;****

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17. Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time;****

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18. The ability to critically analyze and resolve quantitative logistical
and spatial problems;****

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19. The ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds frequently;****

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20. The ability to move classroom supplies from one floor to another, lead
tours and meetings while moving throughout the Museum for long periods of
time, read and interpret manuals and instructions, communicate clearly
verbally and in written form to carry out responsibilities of the position.*
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*APPLICATION PROCESS:*

*To apply for this position, include all of the following:*

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*NOTE: All application materials must be received to be considered for this
position.*

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*1. Cover Letter (include specific job reference # W5250)*

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*2. Resume*

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*3. Professional References (minimum of three)*

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*4. Salary History (may be included in resume)*

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*Email all application materials to hr@lemaymuseum.org or fax to
253-779-8499.*

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Anna Wade****

Education Manager****

LeMay-America¹s Car Museum®****

2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421****

Phone: (253) 683-3964****

Fax: (253) 779-8499****

anna.wade@lemaymuseum.org****

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