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Museum Field Educator [Columbia River Maritime Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on June 20, 1973 in job announcements |

*Museum Field Educator Position*

The Columbia River Maritime Museum seeks a highly creative, dynamic and
energetic candidate who loves working with people, is interested in museums
and has stellar communication and research skills for the position of Field
Educator.****

The Columbia River Maritime Museum, located in Astoria, Oregon was founded
in 1962 when Rolf Klep, a native Astorian, returned to his birthplace after
retiring from a successful career as a graphic artist on the East Coast. On
his return, Klep ­ a longtime collector of maritime artifacts ­ and a group
of his colleagues sought to establish a museum to preserve the rich
maritime heritage of the entire Columbia River region. They envisioned a
museum of national distinction.****

Today, the Columbia River Maritime Museum¹s reputation for the quality of
its exhibits and the scope of its collections makes it one of the finest
maritime museums in the nation. It was the first museum in Oregon to meet
national accreditation standards, and has been designated the official
state maritime museum of Oregon.****

*Job Description*

The Field Educator develops and presents educational programming for
elementary schools in five counties during the school year. This position
provides unique interactive, memorable experiences in the museum during
summer and school vacations for museum visitors of all ages. Utilizing
museum resources the Field Educator plans, coordinates, and leads hands-on
informal learning summer day camp sessions. The employee assists with
developing educational materials and special events. The position works
closely with and reports to the Education Director. This position is 40
hours with benefits.****

*Duties include:*

**·         **Assist the Education Director in the creation and execution
of ongoing interpretation programs.****

**·         **Create and implement innovative and dynamic interdisciplinary
public programs and activities for museum audiences.****

**·         **Develop, present, and evaluate outreach curriculum and
programs for K-6th grade in schools.****

**·         **Plan education technology goals and activities with the
Education Director.****

**·         **Create multi-media presentations for school presentations.****

**·         **Act as a museum ambassador when dealing with the public and
schools.****

**·         **Create and lead summer day camp programs.****

**·         **Assist in other museum programming, as needed.****

- Work well with staff, teachers, and the general public to promote the
philosophy and goals of the Education Department and CRMM as a whole.****

*Desired Qualifications:*

The ideal candidate will be outgoing, personable, diplomatic, energetic,
creative, highly organized, able to manage multiple projects and deadlines,
and demonstrate strengths in the following areas:****

**·         **Bachelors degree required; masters preferred in education,
history, museum studies or related discipline.****

**·         **Possess excellent oral and written communication and
presentation skills and reflect a polished, professional demeanor in a
variety of public situations.****

- Demonstrate a high degree of computer proficiency, attention to
detail, and familiarity with professional protocol.****

**·         **Have experience of one to two years working in customer
service, working with the public, or working with children or related area
is preferred.****

**·         **Competent in multi-media editing software.****

**·         **Able to work flexible hours and days, with a demanding
schedule.****

**·         **Multitask and manage high level of detail.****

**·         **Familiar with digital media learning developments and
practices.****

- Ability to interact positively with children.****
- Teaching experience a plus.****

**·         **Demonstrate a sense of humor and ability to work as a team
player.****

**·         **Hold a valid driver¹s license with a clean driving record.****

**·         **1-2 years of museum education or teaching experience is
preferred.****

**·         **Final candidate will be required to successfully pass a
background check.****

*Knowledge of:*

**·         **The methods and practices of developing educational materials
for museum programs and events.****

**·         **Experience in utilizing the principles and practices used in
educational curriculum development.****

- Understanding of child development and educational philosophy.****

* *

*Physical Functions:*

**·         **Be able to stoop, reach, and bend.****

**·         **Load and haul objects on a hand truck or cart. ****

**·         **Be able to climb stairs, and to stand for up to four hours at
a time.****

**·         **Lift and move bulky and heavy objects up to 50 pounds.****

**·         **Load/unload museum vehicle.****

To apply:****

Send cover letter, resume, list of references, and salary requirements by
July
22, 2013 to:****

** **

Jim Grey         ****

Columbia River Maritime Museum****

1792 Marine Drive****

Astoria, OR 97103****

** **

Or grey@crmm.org with ³Education Assistant Search² in the subject line.****

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