The Museum Programs Coordinator serves as the primary facilitator of programs and tours to the general public and school groups. Develops educational programs concerning diverse Museum themes, including but not limited to Republic of Texas era history and material culture, French and Native American presence in Texas, diplomacy, foodways, slavery, etc. Teaching responsibilities include talks, summer camps, in-school programs, afterschool programs, walking tours, and workshops for a range of audiences. These include, but are not limited to, the general public, teachers, visiting college and school groups as well as other private groups. Coordinates special events, such as annual parties, lectures, film series and workshops, which take place in the Museum park, in the meeting room, historic house or offsite. Work collaboratively with Associate Curator for program content, and to create and implement traveling collections program. Must be able to implement contemporary educational methodology and theory into school tour curriculum.
Coordinates staff scheduling, publicity, and advertising for programs. Engages the public through social and other media outlets. Identifies and acts on opportunities to raise awareness and increase visitorship. The candidate will be skilled in forging community and cultural partnerships in order to broaden the Museums audience and strengthen its relationship to the community.
Evaluates programs and events by gathering feedback, conducting surveys, and staff discussion. Manages, staffs and trains Junior Docents.
The ideal candidate will hold a BA or BS in education or a related field, MA or MS preferred; experience in teaching, public history, museum education, or related work or equivalent experience required. Must excel at written and verbal communication; theatre or public speaking experience a plus. Design skill for creating various print and online materials to promote Museum events, programs and projects also desired.
About the Company/Organization
The French Legation began in 1841 as a private home built for the French chargé d’affaires, Alphonse Dubois. The property has had two other significant owners including Dr. Joseph Robertson, and the State of Texas who appointed the Daughters of the Republic of Texas the custodians of the property. The French Legation Museum has been open to the visiting public since 1956.
Salary or Pay Rate
Hourly wage commensurate with experience
How To Apply
Open until 6/6/12.