Anchorage Museum Association
Title: Museum Educator FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Director of Education & Interpretation Approved By: Museum Director
Effective Date: July 2014 Approved Date: July 2014
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Summary Position Statement
Under the general direction of the Director of Education & Interpretation the Museum Educator is responsible for the integration of innovative pathways increasing the visitor knowledge by leveraging museum resources through a multi-disciplinary approach with an emphasis in the arts education. This position works closely with the Department of Education and Interpretation to ensure programs and the visitor experience is aligned and supports the Anchorage Museum’s mission.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach a variety of life-long learning experiences with diverse audiences with an emphasis on the arts.
Develop in-depth preK – 12th. grade investigations for teacher and student school groups, and one-of-a-kind public engagement classes and workshops.
Research and write curriculum, educator guides, student and/or family worksheets to enhance the visitor experience.
Identify individual audience needs, goals and implement attainable timelines with project and programs.
Manage related project or program budgets, contracts, and reporting.
Work directly with Marketing and Public Relations on project or program content and the multiple vehicles for promotion.
Oversee the south classroom, inventory, and supply ordering and general maintenance.
Promote and recruit new teaching faculty for continuing education for classes, workshops, or innovative programs opportunities. Maintain contracts, contact information, and communication with all teaching faculty.
Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Act as the Education Department’s liaison to various internal Museum departments as needed.
Research current trends in museum education with an emphasis on the arts and provide the latest trends and forward thinking approaches.
Facilitate outreach physically, and virtually leveraging resources from the museum collections and exhibitions.
Participate in communitywide public engagement or special events.
Work collaboratively with all museum departments as requested.
Perform other related tasks as required.
Must have excellent written and oral interpretative skills with the ability to introduce innovative ideas to diverse audiences.
Must be a professional, responsible, reliable motivated team player with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to effectively serve as an integral part of a project team and communicating back to colleagues’ pertinent information.
Must be available for weekend and evening hours as necessary to fulfill the project or program.
Work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple competing tasks, and seek supervisory assistance as needed.
Masters Degree in Art Education, Education, Museum Studies or related informal museum equivalent experience.
Minimum 3 years teaching preK – 12 and continuing life-long experience.
Minimum of 3 years experience developing multi-disciplinary experiences and resource materials.
Minimum of 3 years of experience managing projects with discreet timelines
and annual budgetary monitoring.
Proficiency in curriculum development, distant learning technology and administrative organization and operations.
Excellent written and verbal skills.
As an AMA employee, the incumbent is expected to model the following traits:
Foster and maintain open communication and collaboration and actively engage in the exchange of ideas and maintaining constructive relationships.
Initiative and creativity in all aspects of the position
Lead by example by maintaining a high standard of professional ethics and conduct at all times.
Treat everyone with dignity and respect at all times.
Support and uphold the policies, procedures of the AMA as directed by the Museum Director and Board of Directors.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.
The physical demands of this position are typical of a usual office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and regularly required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May be required to travel by car, plane or boat as necessary to deliver programs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; handle and care for museum artifacts, collections and educational materials and/or resources (i.e. resource library, etc). Specific vision abilities required by this job include color, close vision, 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment can range from moderate to noisy.