The Education & Outreach Coordinator’s main purpose is to develop, plan, and deliver history-based programs and educational activities for the Souris Valley Museum. Souris Valley Museum offers programs from ages 2 years old to Adult/Senior. This position also supports the planning of special events that occur at the museum throughout the year.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Develop, plan, coordinate and deliver museum educational programs. For example, conducting tours, hands-on activities, and day camp to a diverse audience of all ages. Includes researching appropriate activities related to museum history, gathering materials, planning appropriate activities, and delivering the programs.
• Prepare research materials for educational tours (Both in person and virtually) and events.
• Design, organize, plan, and run educational activities including programs, workshops, special events outside of the museum (outreach) at a partnering location representing the museum in a positive view.
• Developing advertising and social media postings for programming and events.
• Representing the museum at key functions and events; this may include speaking to the media and the public about the museum and its programs.
• General cleaning and maintenance of artifacts, museum, and its grounds.
• Answering emails and the phones, taking bookings, and serving as a public liaison when asked questions.
• Receive payments from customers.
• Maintain stat reports on program attendance, report monthly program activities to board in a written report.
• Introduction to grant writing for museum programs & events.
• Other duties as assigned by the director.
Qualifications and Skills
• Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
• 1-2 years experience in field of education/programming/working with children &/or youth.
• Good written and verbal communications skills.
• Comfortable working with the public of all ages and backgrounds.
• Prior experience working with large groups of children (10-20 individuals).
• Prior experience running craft activities and games.
• Ability to perform physical tasks.
• Able to work independently, self-starter, organized.
• Working knowledge of Windows, Internet, Microsoft Office and Canva plus Facebook, Instagram.
• Must have a driver’s license.
Desired (not necessary)
• Prior experience working in an educational institution, museum, art gallery or library.
• Prior experience instructing children or running day camps.
• Experience with event planning and marketing.
• Experience compiling information.
• Post-secondary courses in one or more of the following areas: Education, Museum Studies, Visual Arts, History, Art History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Library Studies, Marketing, Photography and/or related field.
The Souris Valley Museum is a Non-Profit regional history Museum that focuses on the human development and daily life in Southeast Saskatchewan with a focus on the early homestead settlement life in the Prairies. The Museum opened its doors to the public in September 2001 and since then has been serving the community through our exhibitions, programs, outreach, and events.
The Souris Valley Museum is open all year, Monday to Friday (September to Mid-May) and Monday to Saturday (Mid-May to August), 9 AM TO 5 PM. Since the busy time at the museum is during the spring/summer months and events take place at this time, some evening and weekend work may be required.
This position is Monday to Friday but will be subject to change in the summer, depending on the Summer camp schedule and special events.
The Souris Valley Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Applicants can forward applications, including a cover letter and resume via email to the attention of Melanie Memory, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Mailing address is: PO BOX 1768 Estevan SK S4A 1C8.
Job type: Full-time