Gallery Learning Experience Coordinator
Reports to: Public Engagement Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
- Under the guidance of the Director of Public Engagement and the direct supervision of the Public Engagement Manager, the Gallery Learning Experience Coordinator plans, creates, implements, and oversees the daily operation of informal educational programming for the Global Journey and Discovery Galleries of the Museum.
- Uphold the highest quality of the guest experience through equitable, respectful interactions that meet the unique needs of each guest and team member
- Cultivate and nurture relationships with community members, institutions, and organizations to build science-based partnerships that promote informal programming initiatives, science communication to the general public, and expand Museum audiences
- Analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate the informal education programs to meet the Museum’s mission, vision, guest experience service philosophy, and practices, and other public engagement initiatives
- In collaboration with the other Gallery Learning Experience Coordinator, develop and manage the annual budgets for informal education programs
- Assist the Director of Human Resources and Volunteerism in the hiring and orientation process of paid and unpaid informal education staff
- In collaboration with the other Gallery Learning Experience Coordinator, supervise paid and unpaid informal education staff, including providing appropriate training, managing schedules, assisting with projects and goal setting, and evaluations
- Work with the other Gallery Learning Experience Coordinator to implement gallery-specific training. Supervise the team members assigned primarily in the Global and Discovery Galleries, and as needed in other public programming areas of the Museum
- Assist with the care and maintenance of the Museum’s live animal collection
- Work with the Exhibits Director and partner organizations to create exhibits and displays for informal program areas and assist with their maintenance
- Collaborate with other Public Education staff and the Communications Department to design and implement marketing plans to promote informal programming
- As requested, assist the Development Department with grant applications and proposals to fund informal programming and projects
- As needed, assist other Public Engagement team members to input reservations for special informal education programs into the Versai management software system
- As needed, assist other Public Engagement team members with programs, events, exhibits, and other initiatives
- Bachelor’s degree in education or science-related field
- Minimum of two years formal and/or informal science education and/or interpretation experience
- Demonstrated skills in program development, implementation, and evaluation
- Demonstrated ability to communicate technical and complicated science-related concepts across diverse audience groups and age levels
- Demonstrated skills in developing new and strengthening existing partnerships within the scientific community including but not limited to universities, colleges, science-based industries and companies
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and evident enthusiasm to communicate science to all ages in an engaging, professional manner
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite applications
- Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 20 lbs. and ability to stand for extended periods of time
- This is a full-time position defined by the Museum as 37.5 work hours per week, exclusive of a 30-minute unpaid lunch period. The regular schedule is Tuesday through Saturday, 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m. but may occasionally vary as needed to accommodate programming needs.
- This job description is not designed to cover all functions, duties, activities, or responsibilities that are required. Functions, duties, activities, and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.
Qualified candidates are invited to email a cover letter and their resume to email@example.com, fax to the attention of Terri Reed at 302-658-2610, or submit to Delaware Museum of Natural History, ATTN: Human Resources, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, Delaware 19807. Deadline for submission is Thursday, November 18, 2021.
The Delaware Museum of Natural History is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusivity and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.