Education Coordinator

South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum

South Dakota State University


The South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum is offering an exciting career opportunity as an Education Coordinator.  We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join us as this position is an integral part of the museum team.  This is a new position devoted to creating an ecology of learning that inspires a passion for the diverse history, culture, and science of agriculture in South Dakota.  This is a 12 month, full-time position.


This position provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of innovative programs, events, partnerships and educational and engagement initiatives that enhance the Museum’s educational impact on the community and helps build audience.   Coordinates volunteers, assists with the South Dakota National History Day program and writes grants. The Education Coordinator ensures that educational initiatives produced by the Museum on or off-site are researched and represented in accordance with the Museum’s mission, policies, and procedures. This position has an integral role in developing and carrying out the interpretive plan for the museum.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, History, Museum Studies, or a related field completed by date of hire;
  • Minimum of three years of related experience or a Master’s degree in the identified fields will substitute for years of related experience;
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to research, develop, and deliver exciting and engaging education learning activities and programs;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Federal and State standards as well as the 21st century skills curriculum standards;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of museum interpretation and a sound understanding of future trends in the industry;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.



  • Master’s degree in Education, History, Museum Studies, or a related field;
  • Experience working in a museum;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in Agriculture, especially in its history;
  • Experience with the National History Day program;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing an interpretive plan for a museum;
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing;
  • Demonstrated event planning experience;
  • Demonstrated successful supervisory experience with volunteers and student management.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by February 16, 2016.


SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.”  The system will guide you through the electronic application form.  The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references.  Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 or if you require assistance with the electronic application process.  Email applications will not be accepted.

SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

For questions on the position, contact Lynn Verschoor at (605) 688-4279 or by email at

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.  Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities.  Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact:  Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD  57007.  Phone:  (605) 688-4128.

Job Information
  • Brookings, South Dakota, 57007, United States
  • 26488263
  • January 11, 2016
  • Education Coordinator
  • South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum
  • Education
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years
  • 10-25%