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We are currently hiring:

Program Coordinator, Camps & Scouts

Salary: $35,568

Reports to: Public Engagement Manager

FLSA status: Exempt

Summary:

  • Under the guidance of the Director of Public Engagement and the direct supervision of the Public Engagement Manager, the Program Coordinator develops, facilitates, implements and evaluates all Museum camp and scout programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Uphold the highest quality of the guest experience through equitable, respectful interactions that meet the unique needs of each guest and team member
  • Analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate programs including, but not limited to, camps (school-day-off, spring break and summer), scouts, overnights and the annual summer camp fair to ensure that they meet compliance requirements (when applicable), the Museum’s mission and vision, and the needs of the Museum’s target audiences
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with camp and scout organizations to determine program content to expand Museum audiences
  • Develop and manage the annual budget for scout and camp programs
  • Acting as the primary contact, schedule camp and scout programs and obtain all applicable registration information
  • Work with the Program Associate to administer registration of camp and scout programs
  • Assist the Director of Human Resources & Volunteerism in the hiring and orientation process of paid and unpaid program-related staff
  • Supervise paid and unpaid program-related staff, including provide appropriate training, manage schedules, assist with projects and goal setting and evaluations
  • Responsible for the oversight of the Delaware Teen Science Café program including the selection of, coordination, management and mentoring of the Teen Leadership Team volunteer group. Responsibilities include grant writing, budget preparation and management, and cultivating scientific/STEM partnerships to work with the teens as guest presenters
  • Assist with the care, management and training of the Museum’s live animal collection

Secondary Functions:

  • Collaborate with other Public Engagement Staff and the Communications Department to design and implement camp, scout and Delaware Teen Science Café marketing plans
  • Lead tours and outreaches, as needed

Additional Functions:

  • As requested, assist the Director of Development with grant applications and proposals to fund programming and projects
  • As needed, assist other Public Engagement team members with programs, events, exhibits and other initiatives

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or science-related field
  • Minimum of two years education experience
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing and managing a camp program and camp staff
  • 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

Schedule:

  • This is a full-time position defined by DMNH as 37.5 work hours per week, exclusive of a 30-minute unpaid lunch period. The schedule for this position is determined by the workload and varies to accommodate daytime (including camp before and after care), evening, overnight, and weekend special events, programming and projects.

Other Functions:

  • 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 treed@delmnh.org, 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 Wednesday December 1, 2021.

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusivity and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Gallery Learning Experience Coordinator

Salary: $35,568

Reports to:  Public Engagement Manager

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Summary:

  • 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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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

Secondary Functions:

  • 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

Additional Functions:

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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

Schedule:

  • 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.

Other Functions:

  • 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 treed@delmnh.org, 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.