Position Title: Education and Community Programs Assistant
Reports To: Deputy Director for Programs
Level: Full Time. FSLA Exempt
The Education and Community Programs Assistant helps to create and deliver innovative, audience-focused programs that inspire civic engagement, foster community dialogue, and celebrate the diverse history of southwestern Connecticut. The Assistant will help to deliver a broad range of creative programs and events for K-12 grade students and teachers, families, community members, and adults that advance the Museum’s mission, expand community partnerships, and encourage deeper engagement with diverse audiences.
Core Job Functions:
· Assists the Deputy Director and Education staff in researching, developing, and teaching programs for a range of audiences including K-12 school children and teachers, families with young children, community members, and adults.
· Does community and school outreach, helping to develop and maintain relationships with partner organizations.
· Teaches K-12 school groups, family programs, and community events.
· Assists with public programs for adults on select evening and weekend dates.
· Assists with administrative tasks such as maintaining mailing lists and budgets and ordering and organizing supplies.
· Helps with the set up and break down of events.
· Assists with Culture Connect, the Museum’s online platform for schools.
· Assists with audience and school evaluation projects.
· Other Duties as required to advance the Fairfield Museum’s mission and strategic goals.
Applicants should possess creative energy, good humor, flexibility, a passion for community involvement, and enthusiasm for working with a diverse range of audiences. Additional desired qualifications include:
· An undergraduate degree in the humanities, education, museum studies, or a related field.
· 1-5 years of experience working with school, community, and/or public programs.
· Knowledge of inquiry based teaching practices and ability to engage students in a dynamic and energetic manner
· Ability to work effectively and enthusiastically with diverse audiences and speak with confidence in front of large and small groups, including children and families; Ability to work independently, identify and understand issues or problems and develop appropriate solutions.
· Experience in the application of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles and practices.
· Experience working with a team.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Ability to multi task, prioritize work, and to meet deadlines.
This is a two-year, full-time, grant funded position with the possibility of extension. It includes a comprehensive benefit package including health, disability, dental and life insurance, and employer-sponsored 401K. Salary is $42,000.
The position requires occasional evening and weekend hours and will require employee to lift, bend, stoop, walk, speak, and stand for up to 7 hours in a day. The Fairfield Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.
Applications are accepted until the position is filled, with priority given to those received by November 5, 2021. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org.