Overview

This position is 29 hours / week, Tuesday – Friday, some weekends and evenings $17 per hour

The White River Valley Museum and Mary Olson Farm provide a variety of educational programs for school children and the general public. These include school programs such as fieldtrips, outreach kits, curriculum design, youth and family programs including tours, summer camps, drop-in programs, exhibit programs and special events; and adult programs such as workshops, classes, lecture series and films. The Education Assistant is the lead presenter of the Museum and Farm’s fieldtrip programs, assists in program curriculum design, and helps design and staff programs and events at the Museum and Farm.

Primary Duties

WHITE RIVER VALLEY MUSEUM
Performs all booking, billing and scheduling duties associated with the Museum’s fieldtrip program
Leads Museum fieldtrips
Assists with fieldtrip guide training
Assists with the development and implementation of Museum Programs
Maintains outreach kits, programs and fieldtrips supply inventory and maintenance
Manages department records and databases
Provides general administrative support
Other duties as assigned
MARY OLSON FARM
Performs all booking, billing and scheduling duties associated with the Farm’s fieldtrip program
Leads Farm fieldtrips
Assists with fieldtrip guide training
Assists with the development and implementation of Farm programs
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

BA in Education, Museum studies, History or a related field
Minimum of 1 year of experience working in museums, education or a related field with hands-on, interactive curriculum delivery methods
Minimum of 1 year experience working with K – 6 grade age students
Computer skills including Outlook, Word and Excel
Possession of a WA state driver’s license and the ability to commute between the Museum and Farm (mileage will be compensated)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
General interpersonal and office protocol knowledge as well as the ability to engage with diverse communities
Superior time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Knowledge of object-based learning, visual thinking strategies and constructivist learning theories
Knowledge of state and national learning standards
Flexibility and reliability