Job Title: Education & Engagement Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full-Time; Permanent.
Hours: Generally Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm, with some evening and weekend work, as required.
Summary of Position:
Our vision is to connect people with Chilliwack’s history. The Education & Engagement Coordinator is a professional team member of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, and reports to the Executive Director. The Coordinator develops and manages all aspects of the organization’s Education & Engagement Programs, and is an important public-facing representative of the organization.
Duties & Responsibilities:
A. Education Programs
Reporting to the Executive Director and working collaboratively with the rest of the Museum & Archives staff, the Education and Engagement Coordinator will:
1. Deliver, evaluate and enhance the content and delivery of existing programs;
2. Liaise with local educators, including S.D. #33, area schools, and teachers, to understand their requirements, and learning goals for students;
3. Develop programs, as required, targeted for school-age students, with connections to BC Curriculum, implementing them for maximized participation across S.D. #33 and beyond.
4. Recruit, train, and supervise any volunteers or additional staff providing service within the Chilliwack Museum & Archives Education Programs.
B. Engagement Programs
The Chilliwack Museum & Historical Society has undertaken a range of public programs over the years. Innovative opportunities are emerging to connect with the Chilliwack community in new ways. The Education and Engagement Coordinator will:
1. Engage Chilliwack residents and groups to understand the community’s current and future interests in public Museum and Archives programs;
2. In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and deliver a suite of public programs – using a strategic range of media platforms and formats – to foster greater awareness of Chilliwack’s history, and its relevance for the present and future;
3. Coordination of the organization’s Social Media activities across a range of platforms.
4. Provide logistical coordination and leadership for the organization’s public events falling within the mandate of public programming and engagement, including exhibit openings.
5. Recruit, train, and supervise any volunteers or additional staff providing service within the Chilliwack Museum & Archives Engagement Programs.
C. Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills required for this position include:
• University degree, ideally with a Master of Museum Education, Bachelor of Education, or a comparable teaching qualification , is preferred;
• Classroom teaching experience, particularly at the K-5 level, is valued;
• Experience developing and delivering education and engagement programs in a Museum setting;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills marked by professionalism, teamwork, and courtesy, and experience adding value in a team environment;
• Ability to proactively analyze needs, and to create and follow through with solutions;
• Strong organizational skills.
• Excellent written communication skills.
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Email, databases, scanning and Photoshop) are an asset.
• A valid BC Driver’s License is required.
The competition will remain open until the position is filled. We appreciate all applications; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive salary, benefits, and professional development package is available.
Interested candidates should apply by emailing a Cover Letter and Resume, as one combined PDF file, to:
Matthew Francis, Executive Director
Chilliwack Museum and Archives