Public Outreach and Education Coordinator - Westmoreland County Museum
Westmoreland County Museum & Library
Public Outreach & Education Coordinator
January 14, 2013; the position will remain open until filled..
$9 - $11 per hour, commensurate with experience
The position is currently part-time (25 to 32 hours per week) and hopefully, will evolve into a full-time position in 2014. The successful candidate would be required to work a flexible schedule including some weekend days, holidays and occasional evenings. Regular hours for the museum are 10:00 to 4:00, Mondays through Saturdays.
Principal Functions and Responsibilities:
Work activity will be concentrated on direct involvement and participation with the many functions that are involved with a small but growing museum. These include, but are not limited to: reaching out to the local community and getting individuals and groups involved with activities at the museum and the development and implementation of educational programming for organized groups of visitors and schools; involvement with the development and implementation of the county’s tourism program; development of promotional materials and the writing and disseminating of publicity and news releases; interaction with the board and community leaders; assist with other operations such as exhibit care and display, coordination and training of volunteers, fundraising opportunities and assistance to individuals using the museum’s library and research facilities.
Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, education or related field
Experience presenting educational programs to children and adults is preferred..
Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously without close supervision are essential. Strong computer skills are required and candidates with experience in marketing, non-profit development, and educational activities are preferred.
The Museum anticipates the successful candidate to either have been or will become involved in professional training. They either would have participated or will participate in classes, programs, workshops and conferences related to museum operations and activities.
This is an exciting time to become a part of the Museum’s future. We are in the process of fundraising and renovating our new facility purchased in 2010. Renovations have already begun as we develop this 1929 structure into a general store, soda fountain and community-use center. It is a wonderful opportunity to help us to take this project to its completion.