Extra Help Museum Program Assistant II (Education Assistant)
Position #: 22092778
Min. Salary: $12.5163 per hour
Location: DAH - Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
Req Id: 35310
Closing date: 11/27/2023
Job Duties: Position will serve as a part-time assistant in the education section by assisting the education staff in developing, conducting, and scheduling museum education programs for pre-K through grade 12 which includes guided tours, group programs, and other curriculum-based activities. Position will assist in the development and execution of educational events; compiles and writes information on museum resources including historical research, artifact research, and other research for educational programs; disseminates materials and brochures to inform teachers of the museum's education programs; and, assists in the production of educational materials. Will be required to attend and participate in special museum events that occur during regular business hours and after-hours. Assists in overall agency projects and programs that require general support staff and will assist in the museum store by restocking shelves, tagging merchandise, assisting customers, using cash register and other retail related tasks. Position will be required to work occasional weekends and after-hours events. The museum is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma plus two years of experience in history, education, anthropology, or a related area.
Preferred Qualifications: Position works with students from pre-K through grade 12 so candidates should like working with children, possess energy, enthusiasm and excitement during presentations. Must have the ability to adjust from presenting to a children's group to an adult group. Must be a self-starter and be able to multi-task. Must have excellent communication skills as there will be a lot of networking, phone calls and constant contact with volunteers and various members of the public. Must have excellent customer service skills. Flexibility to assist in other sections of the museum is required.
EOE/AA/ADA. Minorities and women encouraged to apply.
Applications accepted online only: https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/
Please visit us on the web or in person at https://www.arkansasheritage.com/mosaic-templars-cultural-center/mtcc-home or 501 W. Ninth Street in Little Rock.
Thank you for your interest in employment with the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism!
The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas's natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state's economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.
Class Code: P056C
FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT
Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00
The Museum Program Assistant II is responsible for assisting in museum program development, operation, and coordination activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Prepares written information concerning scheduled museum events and disseminates material and brochures to inform teachers of museum educational programs for students. Assists in the production of program publications, including press releases and other publicity materials, by contacting individuals to write or assist with writing of articles, and assists in the development of program aids and props. Assists with the coordination and promotion of special events of the agency and maintains contact between visitors and agency personnel for upcoming events/visits. Coordinates activities of volunteers by planning, assigning, and reviewing work, contacts and corresponds with volunteers to provide information concerning agency programs and needs, and secures their assistance for special events and fund-raising activities. Recruits new members and donors by contacting individuals through email and phone calls, provides program membership information, and maintains contact with current members. Researches agency collections and historical events for curatorial and exhibit staff and maintains research files, slides, and research and resource libraries. Schedules and conducts guided tours of historic buildings/sites and organizes and oversees activities during special events. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of museum program activities. Knowledge of research and data collection techniques. Ability to organize and interpret historic data. Ability to prepare and provide written and oral information. Ability to secure funding for museum programs and services.
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in history, education, anthropology, or a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
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