General Description

The mission of the Telluride Historical Museum is to preserve the rich, colorful, and diverse history of the region and bring history to life through exhibits, programs, and education.

The Telluride Historical Museum seeks an Programs & Interpretation Coordinator who will assist in the development and implementation of the museum’s education programs, events, and activities, as well as initiatives to connect the museum’s exhibitions and collections to wider audiences. The position will also assist with the museum’s membership program and coordinate marketing and public relations with the goal of fostering community engagement, appreciation, and enthusiasm for Telluride’s regional history.

The position will work directly under the Director of Programs & Interpretation in building an intellectually lively and welcoming interpretation of the museum’s artifacts across the museum.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assists in the implementation of the museum’s education and public programs.
  • Assists in the installation of the museum’s temporary, off-site, and permanent exhibitions.
  • Works closely with all levels of museum staff to develop programs, interpretation, and interactive elements that enrich permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • Assists in managing volunteers and/or docents.
  • Assists in the management of the museum’s membership program.
  • Contributes to newsletter articles, marketing and public relations, catalogue essays, and exhibition text as required.
  • Assuring that the museum’s educational programs and activities are relevant to the community and museum visitors, and are of the highest professional caliber.

Job Requirements

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Experience

  • Knowledge of Telluride’s regional history
  • Knowledge of museum education practice and theory.
  • Ability to conduct independent research for the purposes of museum exhibitions and programs.
  • Ability to successfully market and promote museum programs and events.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Experience in working with docents and volunteers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees, board members, donors, and the general public.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a degree in a humanities discipline or another disciplines related to the goals and objectives of the museum.
  • At least two years experience working in a non-profit environment, preferably in programming and/or education.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs or more.
  • Passion for communicating the value of museums and museum education, and an unfaltering enthusiasm for the power of artifacts and the museum setting to change lives.

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