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Manager of Tours and Visitor Learning Programs [California Automobile Museum]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 7, 1974 in Uncategorized |

Due: June 12, 2014

 

The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, CA seeks an individual to develop and implement programs for student, adult, and family audiences.  Specific program areas include, but are not limited to, student tours, activities, and outreach; school-based, after-school, weekend and summer programming; pre-service and in-service teacher workshops; off-site educational presentations; youth and adult classes; family programming; and volunteer and docent educational programs.

 

This position is part-time (approximately 20+ hours per week) and pays $12-$14/hour depending on experience.
Program Coordination: 

  • Works to achieve departmental goals and objectives.
  • Plans and implements PK-12 school programs in conjunction with the Curator and museum exhibits, local school district staff, education advisory panels, and other community stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Produces written materials such as resource packages and instructional units for use by PK-12 teachers and vocational school teachers that link the museum’s collection and exhibitions to the school curriculum.
  • Conducts audience research and evaluates program effectiveness. Maintains and analyzes statistics on program attendance and cost. Writes reports as requested.
  • Assists with the development and management of tours and classes for students, adults and post-secondary school students.
  • Schedules tour, outreach, and speaker service presentations.
  • Conducts other educational programming as required.

Communication and Promotion to Audiences:

  • Disseminates information regarding school programs as appropriate to potential faculty, teachers, and school administrators at the regional level.
  • Works with Education Committee and advisory panels to develop and pilot new classes, programs and written resources.
  • Conceives of and writes text for museum publications as required.
  • Organizes related promotional activities and events that specifically target PK-12 school audiences, including (but not limited to) teacher receptions and PTA outreach presentations.
  • Maintains education-related web pages, social media and other digital media.

Program Administration:

  • Summarizes activity progress and results in quarterly reports.
  • Is responsible for education budgets, including initial development in consultation with the Executive Director, and the monitoring of expenditures.
  • Assists with preparation of funding applications as required.

 

Volunteer/Docent Program:

  • Schedules docents to deliver tours, outreach, and speaker service presentations.
  • Assists with the recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of the museum’s volunteer docents.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three years working experience in education preferred
  • Proficient in creating, implementing, evaluating, and teaching educational programs in both classroom and museum settings for a variety of ages and learning abilities
  • Knowledgeable in learning theories and curriculum development for a variety of ages and learning abilities
  • Excellent writing, speaking, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy, particularly in word processing, spreadsheets, and desktop publishing (Adobe Creative Suite preferred)
  • Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • State teacher certification is a bonus
  • Appreciation of, interest in, or knowledge of cars preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel occasionally

Note:  Some weekend and evening hours are required.
Resumes and cover letters are due by June 12, 2014 or until the position is filled.

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