Come be a part of presenting Golden’s History for present and future generations.
Nestled at the base of the foothills, Golden is steeped in history, romance, ambience, and just plain fun. The Golden History Museums include the Astor House Museum, Golden History Center, and the Clear Creek History Park.
We are currently seeking the right individual to be our Interpretation Coordinator. This position is responsible for the interpretative programs; creation, development, and implementation for our three sites, along with daily administrative operations, including volunteer management.
Under direction of the Museum Manager is responsible for the creation, development and implementation of interpretative programs for the Golden History Museum sites including the Golden History Center, Clear Creek History Park, and The Astor House Museum. Responsible for the daily administrative operations including volunteer management and visitor services.
Include but are not limited to the following:
Interpretative programs and visitor experience:
- Collaborates with Museum Manager and staff on creative interpretive plan and strategy for each of the three GHM sites.
- Creates and implements daily interpretive activities at each facility or venue to maximize GHM visitor experience.
- Develops and administers program goals and objectives. Plans, directs, and supervises assigned programs. Maintains records regarding programming and compiles information for program reports.
- Works with Student and Public Programs Coordinator to schedule interpreters for field trips.
- Trains docents to lead activities. Leads tours and fills in as necessary.
- Monitors and evaluates programs and initiates changes to creatively address the needs and wishes of the public.
- Prepares, develops, and tracks program expenditures and revenue budgets. Develops new funding sources to purchase the necessary equipment and supplies for programs. Prepares and maintains annual budget for assigned program area.
- Responsible for care and oversight of chickens and community garden at the Clear Creek History Park.
- Coordinates training and scheduling of assigned staff and volunteers in customer service procedures and software programs. Provide customer service backup as needed for shift coverage.
- Responsible for facility upkeep and maintenance issues.
- Responsible for development and coordination of the GHM volunteer/docent program.
- Works with museum staff to identify and develop volunteer/docent opportunities.
- Recruits, selects, and trains volunteers/docents for available opportunities in accordance with City procedures.
- Provides continuing education and training to volunteers/docents for accuracy in program presentation.
- Prepares and provides reports of volunteer/docent hours, assignments, etc as requested for grants and insurance verification.
- Administers volunteer/docent recognition programs.
Directly supervises assigned staff and volunteers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees and volunteers; planning, assigning and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (BA) with major course work in Education, Museums, History, non-profit management, or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Proven interpretative programming experience. Museum education and volunteer coordination experience highly desired. Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, and Excel for research, curriculum and reporting writing. Must have ability to positively interact and provide services to diverse population and age groups. Excellent oral communication and customer service skills. Ability to work independently and multi-task.
Must possess outstanding customer service skills. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safely rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Working knowledge and understand of public relations skills and techniques.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and written; prepare and write reports, correspondence, and projects. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations. Ability to work independently and use judgment when making decisions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, the public and other agencies.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all unites of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to prepare and interpret annual budget information.
Ability to demonstrate effective problem solving skills; to enforce safety practices and procedures to handle emergency and non-emergency situations; and to follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions finished in written, oral or diagram form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Colorado driver’s license and good driving record.
Current First Aid and CPR certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Proficient knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of program planning, development, implementation, and coordination of programs. Proficient knowledge of the equipments, facilities, operation, and techniques used in a comprehensive education program. Ability to plan, assign, instruct, supervise, effectively schedule, and direct the work of assigned personnel. Strong organizational skills with proven ability to multi-task. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; Internet and Intranet use. Ability to prepare, understand, and manage budgets.
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
Computer, printer, copier, phone, and related office equipment necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. City vehicle.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk up to two miles at a time, and talk and hear. The employee is regularly required top sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, couch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift weight, and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.
Salary or Pay Rate
$35,100 to $50,900
How To Apply
Qualified applicants must submit a professional cover letter, resume, and City of Golden application by June 24, 2012 at 5:00pm for consideration.