Museum Educational Programmer [Smithers]

Museum Educational Programmer



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Museum Educational Programmer




Bulkley Valley Museum


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Smithers, British Columbia


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Job Title: Museum Educational Programmer
Hours: 400 hours for contract term. 20-25 hours / week for approximately 16 weeks is envisioned, but flexible schedule is negotiable.
Salary: $20/hour + 4% vacation pay

Position overview: Reporting to the Curator, the Educational Programmer will be responsible for developing and delivering educational programs for the Museum that meet expectations for museums and other non-classroom educational settings, and that have clear ties to the new British Columbia school curriculum.

Primary Duties:
Develop curriculum-based educational programs and activities that compliment current and upcoming museum exhibits for a variety of age groups
Develop curriculum-based educational programs and activities that utilize and feature aspects of the Museum’s permanent collection (artifactual and archival, including digitized resources and the Collections Online website) for a variety of age groups
Develop programs utilizing the Museum’s collections that can be offered onsite at a school in a classroom setting by either Museum staff or classroom teacher
Deliver the developed programming and activities to school classes visiting the Museum during the term of the contract
Develop programming and activities for a museum summer camp
Develop an educational programming policy for the Museum
Network with local teachers of various grade levels, as well as with School District 54 Aboriginal Education division, to develop and gather feedback on programs
Train Museum staff in the delivery of the programs developed
Assist with development of marketing tools for the educational programs offered by the museum

An undergraduate degree, preferably in history, public history, archaeology, anthropology, or a related field
A Bachelor of Education degree
Minimum one year of experience (concurrent or non-concurrent) delivering curriculum-based lesson plans and/or programs in a classroom, museum, or similar setting
Excellent written communication, including ability to write lesson plans/guides for activities
Excellent presentation and public speaking skills and experience
Strong abilities in time management, memorization, organization, and problem solving
Proven experience working effectively independently and as a part of a team
Experience in, or willingness to learn, new educational techniques and methodologies
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint)
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work within a small work environment/shared office space
Knowledge of local history considered an asset

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume by Wednesday July 25th 2018 to:
Kira Westby, Curator
By email:
By mail: PO Box 2615, Smithers BC, V0J 2N0
Or in person: Bulkley Valley Museum, 1425 Main Street, Smithers BC

Please note that availability of this position, and the length of the contract is contingent on funding. Interviews will occur once funding for the position has been confirmed. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.