Job Posting: Museum Educator with the Town of Fort Myers Beach

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Museum Educator


POSITION SUMMARY

This is a permanent full time position requiring 40 hours per week with a schedule of Tuesday through Saturday with some nights and holidays required. Responsible for developing and implementing outdoor and indoor educational programs and activities related to area history, archaeology, and environment of the Mound House and Newton Beach Park. Works under the direct supervision of the Director of Culture, Parks and Recreation. Supervises contractual, student intern and volunteer workers as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists in planning, coordinating and implementing of public historic and environmental programs including kayak tours, beach walks, boat tours, summer camps, festivals, guided tours, and special events both on- and off-site for Mound House and Newton Beach Park.
  • Responsible for all aspects of kayak tours and beach walks when needed; this includes preparation, leading the tours with the required equipment and the ability to assist the public with various needs during the prep, operation and completion of the tours.
  • Create a learning strategy to engage residents, students and visitors that directly relates to the mission of the Mound House Museum and Newton Beach Park.
  • Develop programs, presentations, specialty tours, and interactive activities around particular exhibitions or in response to particular themes or annual festivals.
  • Effectively reach out to local schools, colleges and teachers to promote the use of the collections and exiting programs in line with various curriculum; create and develop educational resources for visitors, schools, families and special interest groups.
  • Deliver presentations, workshops and interpretive activities in partnership with community groups.
  • Manage teams of volunteers; assist in the training of volunteers the proper techniques for interpretive programs and how to articulate the program curriculum.
  • Facilitate cultural and environmental-inspired activities in the local community in response to requests from schools and community groups or to promote particular exhibitions and or programs.
  • Collate, analyze and apply feedback on the educational activities provided.
  • Receives and responds to public inquiries about Mound House and Newton Beach Park history and programs, and other area cultural resources.
  • Assists with seeking sponsorships and volunteers for the Mound House and Newton Historic Park; represent and promote the museum on external educational bodies in order to establish a network of useful and productive partnerships; work with other museum staff to develop and market the museum and the events program. 
  • Develops cooperative partnerships with area schools, community organizations, and other environmental institutions for the enhancement and support of Fort Myers Beach Cultural Resources.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with the general public, coworkers, volunteers, and the program participants.
  • Performs other duties of this position or related positions as may become necessary or as directed by the Cultural Resources Director/ Mound House Museum Director.
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