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Douglas County  3540
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*MUSEUM EDUCATOR
Salary Range GC16

INTRODUCTION

This classification develops, coordinates and maintains educational programming including but not limited to: exhibits, field trips, workshops, lectures, booths, collaborative events, etc. and all associated materials.  Develops collaborative partnerships with schools, the public and other organizations with similar missions.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPLE DUTIES
(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Design educational components for all permanent and temporary exhibits and public programs.

2. Design content-specific and standard-based field trips for K – 12 school groups and other local area groups.

3. Design and man Museum informational/activity booth for various community events.

4. Develop a variety of educational crafts and activities for a variety of in house and outreach applications.

5. Coordinate public lectures and provide lectures to other organizations.

6. Assist in the training for all museum education focused volunteers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of local and regional cultural and natural history.  Through knowledge of Oregon State science and history content standards.  Through knowledge of effective teaching strategies and classroom management techniques.  Skill in Formal and informal public speaking, researching and writing.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; work with all age groups; execute complex program development.

Education, experience and training: Bachelor's degree in museum studies, education, history or closely related field and one year of experience in a museum setting with program coordination including audience analysis, program research and development, artifact interpretation techniques, script writing and public relations OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training.  At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable qualifications: Knowledge of museum education initiatives, proficiency with MS applications, as well as proficiency in assessment techniques and exhibit/program development.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

The employee works under general direction in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice.  Discretion is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in the development of programming and selection of support materials, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems.  Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in education service area.  Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within departmental policy and procedures; federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed mainly in an office environment with limited outdoor activity; requires bending, color identification, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, lifting and carrying up to 60 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing, and walking.  A reasonable amount of driving is required.

 
   
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