Museum Program Coordinator – Minnesota Children’s Museum – Saint Paul
Minnesota Children’s Museum’s mission is sparking children’s learning through play. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion is integral to fulfilling our mission. As a community resource for thousands of families, Minnesota Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover.
The Museum Program Coordinator is a key member of our Experience Team and a good role for anyone looking for growth and development! The coordinator will be responsible for developing and maintaining programs in the Studio, to ensure delivery of museum service and experience standards are exceptional. This position works with an Experience Developer and the department director to develop and execute museum programs. This is a hands-on position with significant time in our public spaces modeling exceptional customer service and program facilitation for young children and their caregivers.
STATUS & PAY: Exempt full-time position with a starting salary of $45,000.
SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Saturday, occasional evenings
Facilitate Programming in the Museum
- Facilitate art, making and tinkering programs in The Studio
- Will be the Primary facilitator but shift to supplemental facilitation as program grows and supervision duties expand
- Work with Experience Developer to create new Studio experiences on an ongoing basis
- Work with director of experience to identify and execute other program opportunities to enhance visitor experience
- Assist with additional special programming opportunities as they arise like: Deaf Day, Block Party, annual gala
In the Studio
- Oversee facilitation of The Studio
- Develop and maintain systems to ensure facilitation aligns with museum’s educational and service standards
- Ensure effective communication regarding program events and daily programming to program staff, Experience team and other departments involved in coordination and implementation
- Work with prop specialist on maintaining inventory of supplies; maintain closet and storage spaces for efficient work
Lead & Engage
- Hire and provide training for interns, future volunteers and staff
- Ensure programming schedule is established and aligns with museum needs
- Monitor, document and coach performance to ensure staff are meeting department and museum expectations and policies
REQUIRED TRAINING (provided by the Museum)
- Basic First Aid and CPR Training
- Minimum of 2 years’ Experience facilitating programs for children in our age range (up to 10), especially arts/making programs preferably in an informal educational setting
- Minimum of 2 years of formal education, training or experience in early childhood education
- Experience creating drop-in programs for young children
- Experience in a leadership or supervisory role
- Phone Screening – 30 Minutes
- In-person Interview Rd. 1 – 1 hour
- In-person Interview Rd. 2 – 1 hour
Located in downtown St. Paul, MN, MCM employs 55 full-time and 55 part-time employees and engages variety of volunteers and interns. At MCM, our workplace values that guide how we work together are: Play, Include, Grow, Serve, and Strive.
We are dedicated to growing a diverse and culturally competent team of highly engaged staff and volunteers to reflect and equitably serve the vibrant community around us. We embrace differences in age, ability, color, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: Black, Indigenous, and people of color; immigrants and refugees; LBGTQIA individuals; people with disabilities; religious minorities; and the elderly.
MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SAFE PLAN
The Minnesota Children’s Museum is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees and volunteers. We have developed the SAFE Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every leader, manager, employee and volunteer are responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplace, and that requires full cooperation.
The museum believes COVID vaccinations are a vital tool in protecting yourself and others. We do not mandate a vaccination at this time and encourage our staff to take preventative steps to slow the spread of COVID by staying home when you are sick, testing when sick or exposed, and masking when sick or exposed.
Minnesota Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse work environment.
Submit cover letter, resume, and online application.
45,000 per year
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