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Anchorage Museum
Anchorage, Alaska
Closing date
May 22, 2022

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Position Type
Full Time
Museum Studies
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The Anchorage Museum connects people, expands perspectives, and encourages global dialog about the North and its distinct environment. Exploring the intersection of art, history, and science, the Anchorage Museum shares multiple perspectives and experiences that tell a greater story. We welcome diverse perspectives and recognize all are enriched when a diversity of voices, viewpoints, and skills are included and engaged in the work we do.

Summary Position Statement

Under the general direction of the Science and Innovation Education Manager, the Educator is responsible for the development and delivery of education programming that crosses discipline boundaries and uses the talents and knowledge of staff and the material and intangible resources of the Anchorage Museum in order to provide innovative experiences that enhance understanding and foster curiosity about Alaska and the circumpolar North.

Essential Functions:
  • On-the-floor Facilitation: This position will spearhead the facilitation of activities with visitors in a safe and appropriate manner; assessing and maintaining CoLab safety. The incumbent is responsible for knowing the educational content of activities in CoLab as well as being able to present and interpret content or concepts to visitors in a professional, friendly, and accessible manner. This position will regularly communicate information about CoLab daily operations to the Science and Innovation Education Manager.
  • Daily Floor Management: This position is responsible for day-to-day facility operations of the CoLab, including opening and closing the CoLab space; working closely with the Science and Innovation Education Manager to ensure adequate staffing at all times including training and overseeing volunteers in CoLab; preparing hands-on activities for visitor use; restocking, replacing, or repairing (as appropriate) necessary supplies.
  • Facilitate monthly CoLab Workshops in conjunction with other CoLab staff
  • Manage the BLINK toddler program and related staff and volunteer scheduling. Create curriculum and resources for the BLINK weekly program and online resource content. Create a bi-monthly BLINK workshop curriculum and manage Minors and Nappers
  • Create and facilitate teacher professional development programming such as ASDSA
  • Collaborate with other museum staff to create and edit digital teaching resources
  • Facilitate a variety of programs for all museum audiences. Programs may include but are not limited to experiences in CoLab, museum galleries and exhibitions, classes, outdoor spaces, and schools
  • Collaborate with Museum and other content area experts to develop and deliver a wide range of programs for school groups (pre-K through 12), families, the general public, and other members of the Museum's audiences
  • Identify individual audience needs and goals and implement attainable timelines for projects and programs
  • Work with Marketing and Public Relations on the multiple vehicles used for promotion
  • Participate as part of a team overseeing the arrangement, inventory, and upkeep of CoLab, Museum classrooms, the Discovery Center, and other spaces

Non-Essential Functions:
  • Research, plan, deliver and assess educational experiences
  • Research current trends in education and share with other Museum staff the latest trends and forward-thinking approaches
  • Participate in rentals, private, and/or special events as requested

Perform other related tasks as required


Knowledge of:
  • Must have excellent written and oral interpretative skills with the ability to introduce innovative ideas to and inspire curiosity in diverse audiences
  • Must be a professional, responsible, reliable motivated team player with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience writing curriculum that aligns with state and national educational standards

Ability to:
  • Ability to effectively, serve as an integral part of a project team, and communicate pertinent information to colleagues
  • Must be available for weekend and evening hours
  • Work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple competing tasks, and seek supervisory assistance as needed

  • Bachelor's degree in education (art, history, or science), museum studies, museum education, the sciences, art, anthropology, history, or other related Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience developing and delivering interdisciplinary 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
  • Formal classroom teaching experience is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

Employee Expectations:

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 maintain constructive relationships
  • Initiative and creativity in all aspects of the position
  • Lead by example by maintaining a high standard of professional ethics and conduct
  • Treat everyone with dignity and respect
  • Support and uphold the policies, procedures of the AMA

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.
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