City of Farmington
  • 08-Apr-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Museum Systems
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 50,541.3088 to 78,540.5317
  • Salary
  • Regular-Full Time

JOB OPENING

CITY OF FARMINGTON

JOB POSTING #71: CURATOR OF EDUCATION AND VISITOR SERVICES

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: PRCA, Museums

WORK LOCATION: Farmington Museum

PAY GRADE: M

HIRING RANGE: $50,541.3088 to $78,540.5317/Salary

DAYS WORKED: Varied

HOURS WORKED: Varied

TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time

APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL: Until Filled, First Review May 8, 2022

JOB DUTIES

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Works under the general supervision of the Museum Director.

Responsible for the overall development and management of education programs and visitor experiences for the Farmington Museum System enhancing in-house and traveling exhibitions, interactive educational spaces and outdoor interpretive and tour experiences.

Utilizing museum education best practices, leads development and implementation of programs, events and activities which excite, educate and involve community members, school groups and both local and visiting general public. Integrates the city-wide Jolt your Journey and Outdoor Recreation Initiatives into museum programming and visitor opportunities as appropriate.

Fosters the partnership with the Convention and Visitor's Bureau for seamless visitor services; assists with the coordination of shared Hospitality Staff and visitor spaces.

Supervises education staff and volunteers providing educational programming for adults, schools and families.

Participates with senior museum staff in the development of exhibitions, advocating for the visitor experience and a variety of educational opportunities. Works collaboratively to develop interactive educational spaces within the galleries, facilities and trails. Assist in researching, designing and developing new exhibits for Farmington Museum System and assists Curatorial staff on preparing label copy for exhibits and programs.

Develops, updates and evaluates all programming including programs that integrate with school curricula, for public, private and home school groups.

Establishes community partnerships to expand the museum's opportunities for collaboration in program delivery and education.

Manages programming calendar and schedules; includes scheduling and booking procedures and training of museum staff and volunteers.

Coordinates with PRCA Marketing staff for publications, advertising and website development and content. Works with senior museum staff to build audience and participation throughout the museum system. Responsible for the content of educational materials for all museum educational programs and assists with design.

May work with other divisions to implement general educational programs with the Parks and Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department or other Departments of the City of Farmington.

Works with the city-wide Volunteer Partners Manager to recruit, train and manage docents and other volunteers at the Museum's facilities and its outreach programs.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Under direction from the Museum Director, researches and writes grants for funding educational programs relating to the Farmington Museum System and outreach.

Responsible for maintaining budgets for the education program areas at the Farmington Museum System and for outreach programming.

Works with other museum staff to acquire and sell Farmington Museum System exhibit and program-related merchandise at the museum stores; suggest products to stock and display.

This position may be called upon to oversee other Farmington Museum System functions/events.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

May serve on various employee committees, as required and assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position is subject to the City's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program. This includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-duty testing, and follow-up testing. Extensive background checks required.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Museum Education or related field preferred. Bachelor's degree with extensive experience in a museum education may be substituted.

Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years or state of current residency.

Extensive knowledge of professional museum education best practices and general educational programs for children, adults, and families required.

Knowledge and experience in modern educational philosophies and methodologies of early childhood development, living history, environmental education, and/or primary science and art curriculum preferred.

Knowledge of interpretive technologies preferred.

Must be flexible, innovative, self-motivated and have the ability to work independently.

Ability to supervise, train, motivate, and direct volunteer staff.

Must have excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.

Must be service oriented and have the ability to organize and meet deadlines.

Must have the ability to interact effectively with all age levels and cultural backgrounds.

Bilingual skills helpful but not required.

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.

Ability to operate tools and equipment listed.

This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety program.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Personal computer and software including Microsoft Word and Excel, calculator, copy and fax machine, phone, motor vehicle and various tools and hardware necessary for museum installation including but not limited to: painting, hammering, drilling, etc. Must be able to use a variety of hand tools in maintaining grounds and outdoor gardens.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hand to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in a wide variety of settings including: office, public galleries, outside plazas and trails, and classroom settings. The noise level in the work environment will vary accordingly.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/V/D.


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