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Full-Time Community Outreach Coordinator [Please Touch Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 31, 1973 in job announcements |

Position Summary:

The Community Outreach Coordinator will report to the Manager of Community Outreach. The Coordinator assists with the curriculum design, program planning and assessment of educational programming in the two key thematic areas: External Play and School Readiness. The Coordinator is also responsible for the implementation of these programs in local schools, childcare centers, social service agencies, and community centers as well as overseeing the Museum’s fee-for-service and grant-funded offsite educational programming. Successful delivery of these programs helps families overcome barriers to visitation both real and perceived, and encourages non-traditional museum audiences to use Please Touch Museum as a resource.

Community Learning Background:

The department has three main branches: External Play, School Readiness, and Youth and Family Programs. Through our Community Learning programming we help families overcome barriers to visitation both real and perceived, and encourage non-traditional museum audiences to use PTM as a resource.

Essential Functions:

• On-going curriculum and program planning;
• Schedule outreach programs with school staff;
• Deliver off-site programming at schools and childcare centers, social service agencies, community centers
• Complete programming and activity reports;
• Assist with program evaluation;
• Develop content for program flyers, brochures and website, and ensure appropriate distribution;
• Aid in maintenance and organization of Community Learning storage area and play kits;
• Train on-call facilitators and interns to assist with program delivery;
• Order and maintain supply inventory within designated budget;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelors degree in a related field (e.g. Education or Museum Studies) required;
• Minimum of one year experience teaching children aged 0-8 in a formal and/or informal setting;
• Experience in program and curriculum design;
• Must be flexible and able to adapt quickly in front of an audience. Performance experience an asset;
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Museum;
• Excellent computer skills and familiarity with email communication tools;
• Ability to prioritize and plan work activities and use time efficiently;
• Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively across many different Museum departments;
• Ability to work with many different external constituencies;
• Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and effectively handle multiple assignments;
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion;
• Team player, innovative, good sense of humor, interest in children and children’s museum;
• Must be able to lift 30 pounds;
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule. May include weekends;
• Will require local traveling. Valid drivers license preferred.

Competencies required:

• Planning and Organizational Skills
• Communication Skills
• Creativity
• Attention to Quality
• Flexibility
• Team Work

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment with a focus on informal learning in a museum setting for children 7 years and under. A comprehensive benefit package and competitive salary is available. To apply for this opportunity, please email your cover letter, including résumé and salary requirements to: Attn. OC,  employment@pleasetouchmuseum.org <mailto:employment%40pleasetouchmuseum.org> , fax to (215) 581-3182 or mail to Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131. EOE

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