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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June 20-2019




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Job Description:


Job Title: Museum Educational Programmer
Hours: 200 hours for contract term (September-December 2019). Approximately 12-14 hours per week for 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 Bulkley Valley Museum that meet expectations for museums and other non-classroom educational settings, and that have clear ties to the British Columbia school curriculum.

Primary Duties:
• Develop curriculum-based educational programs and activities for a range of grade/age levels that utilize and feature aspects of the museum’s permanent collection (artifactual and archival, including digitized resources and the Collections Online website), as well as current and upcoming exhibits
• 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 programming and activities to school classes visiting the Museum during the term of the contract
• 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
• Assist with museum policy development, grant writing, etc. where appropriate to the position 

• A Bachelor of Education degree
• An undergraduate degree, preferably in history, public history, archaeology, anthropology, or a related field
• 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 Monday July 15th 2019 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
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Museum gratefully acknowledges funding for this position provided by the Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation grant program.