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Temporary K-12 and Youth Programs Assistant Educator

Museum Vision and Mission:

MOHAI is treasured locally and respected nationally as a vibrant resource where history inspires us to be our best, individually and collectively. By collecting and preserving artifacts and stories of our diverse history, MOHAI highlights our regional tradition of innovation and imagination. Through compelling exhibits, scholarship, education, public programs, and community engagement, MOHAI bridges the past, present, and future. MOHAI is a place and a community of people with histories of successes and failures that: bind us together; amuse, disturb, and inspire us; inform and guide us; and deepen our connection with our heritage.

 

Position Title: Temporary K-12 and Youth Programs Assistant Educator

Reports to: Education and Youth Programs Manager

Location(s): MOHAI, at Lake Union Park’s historic Armory building

Pay Rate: $15.50 per hour

Classification: Temporary, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Full-Time

Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends

Employment Term: March 19 – July 27, 2018 (with possible extension)

 

Position Description: 

The primary role of the Temporary K-12 and Youth Programs Assistant Educator is to support the Education Department’s mission in presenting high-quality education programs to a broad audience. This position is responsible for assisting K-12 and Youth Programs Educators with delivery of field trip programs, summer camps, and family programs, as well as providing maintenance for department resources and program supplies. This individual also contributes and participates in reaching the overall education/museum goals and projects. The Temporary K-12 and Youth Programs Assistant Educator reports to the Education and Youth Programs Manager and is a member of the Curatorial Services Department.

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with the facilitation of high quality school and youth programs, including direct instruction or support of all on and off-site K-12 programs, youth and family programs, and teen programs.
  • Ensure that program delivery and development are responsive culturally as well as to a variety of student needs.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the Portable Museum program and related materials, including inventory, preparation/receiving, cleaning, etc.
  • Assist with the preparation of youth and family programming (Free First Thurs, Summer Camps, etc.)
  • Assist with classroom organization and tidiness, setting up before and cleaning-up after programs.
  • Assist with maintenance, cleaning and restocking of Gallery Packs, field trip materials, etc.
  • Assist with general administrative support for the Education and Youth Programs team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma and experience teaching and supervising youth in an informal education environment.
  • Strong verbal communication and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to actively problem-solve, work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Enjoy interacting with youth and diverse community groups.
  • Work effectively in a high-volume, high-energy environment; keep a positive attitude under pressure.
  • Must be dependable and punctual, maintain security standards.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Able to move/carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Enthusiasm and knowledge of MOHAI’s exhibits, programs, and mission.

 

Museum Overview: 

For more than 60 years, MOHAI has been dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation. With a collection of nearly 4 million artifacts, photographs, oral histories and archival items, and an expansive schedule of exhibits and programs, MOHAI is the region’s premier history center. MOHAI operates a dramatic and award-winning museum in Lake Union Park in Seattle’s vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood, and a Resource Center in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. MOHAI also hosts the Bezos Center for Innovation, focusing on the history and future of innovation in the Puget Sound region.

MOHAI is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and is an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, please visit www.mohai.org.

 

To Apply: 

Please e-mail letter of interest, resume, and three references to:

Human.Resources@mohai.org

No phone calls, please. 

 MOHAI is a 501(C)3 Organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer.