Museum Intern – Education – Town of Windsor (CO) –
Hiring Range: The base/starting wage for this position is $14.47 per hour, increases based on years of service/experience.
Work Schedule: Generally, Monday-Friday with some nights/weekends, and possible holiday assignments as scheduled programs dictate; not to exceed 40 hours per week.
NATURE OF WORK
As a member of the Parks, Recreation & Culture (PRC) Division, individuals in this position assist in the development, planning, supervision, and implementation of cultural programs, creating a positive, encouraging experience for participants. Individual will work collaboratively with various programs to continually improve operations and receive a well-rounded experience.
The days of work and hours will include Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends, April – September in accordance with scheduled programs and trips. This temporary employment may be scheduled through the year on a full-time, 40-hour per week basis, depending on the needs of the Town. However, this position is time-limited, work generally occurs during a six-month period, and hours worked generally do not exceed 1,040 hours during that time-limited, temporary seasonal period of employment. General schedule will be given at date of hire and can be adjusted with student’s class schedule.
Please note that Town employees (including seasonal employees) may only be employed in one classification at any one given time.
Individuals in the position are required to perform work in a manner consistent with and exemplary of the Town’s PRIDE philosophies and the Town’s Equal Opportunity Employment policy.
Individuals work under the direct supervision of the Museum Curator or the Museum Education Coordinator who manage the Intern to carry out assigned duties, functions, roles, and projects in both routine and complex circumstances.
No supervisory responsibilities or control exercised.
Essential Job Functions
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The individual in the Museum Intern role is assigned specific assignments, job duties, scope, authority, responsibility, roles, and requirements as determined by the town, department, division, and pursuant to laws, regulation, and practices. Individuals in this position must be able to successfully perform, be responsible for, and/or assist in the fulfillment of many job functions and duties, with or without reasonable accommodation.
The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive:
- May develop and implement program plans with direction from supervisor as requested
- Co-lead or lead programs or trips as assigned depending on complexity
- Set-up, distribute, and collect materials and equipment for programs
- Assist in the creation, implementation and coordination of community special events & programs, including but not limited to, preschool, youth & teen programs; Day Camp; athletic programming; and nature-focused programming
- Provide coaching, guidance, supervision, and instruction to facilitate appropriate participation in activities
- Control groups of participants, including monitoring them and their ability to ensure proper use of equipment and techniques
- Participate in programs with participants as needed
- Strive to adapt programs to the unique needs of the participants
- Demonstrate good judgment and serve as a role model for positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action
- Redirect negative/undesired behaviors from participants as needed
- Maintain participant attendance during activities
- Inventory and manage program equipment and supplies including vehicles, keys, Town credit card, general activity supplies, and other Town-owned property, as well as assist Museum in any needed equipment repair
- Assist with promotion of programs, trips, and special events as to department standards, including creating content for social media, newsletters, etc. as needed
- Take proper safety precautions, anticipate unsafe circumstances, and act accordingly to prevent accidents and injuries
- Serve as a resource for families, providers, and participants who have questions, suggestions, or areas of concern, and communicate summary with Museum Education Coordinator
- Operate a multi-passenger van or other Town-owned vehicles as designated
- Represent the town in a positive, professional and healthy manner
- Adhere to Town policies, standards, and regulations, including but not limited to proper attire, safety procedures, and overall professionalism
- Ensures safety regulations and procedures are adhered to
- Performs related work as required and assigned
Depending on organizational need, additional duties may include the following:
- Performs research as directed, such as discovering new technology, tools, market research, programs, etc.
- Participate in required staff training and meetings
- Work programs, events, and trips as scheduled
- Submit hours and an accurate time card on time and in compliance with Town policies
- Give and receive constructive criticism and feedback
- Perform minor first aid and emergency contact as necessary
- Complete and submit accident/incident reports as necessary
- May be involved in special projects that are directly or indirectly related to essential job functions
- Performs related duties as established by law/ordinance or reasonably directed by the Town
- Assists other programs & Town departments/divisions as necessary
Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & FORMAL TRAINING
- Must be at least 18 years of age or older
- Currently enrolled in an accredited university with a major of Museum, Leisure Services or a related field required
- Two (2) years of previous related experience, volunteer or paid, working with cultural programs and activities preferred
- Experience with cash handling and reconciliation, customer service, record keeping for attendance, deposits, and timesheets a must
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES
- A valid Colorado Driver’s License that meets the Town of Windsor’s standards and ability to maintain throughout employment
- Current CPR, AED and First Aid certifications or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Ability to work a very flexible schedule that includes shifts in the daytime, in the evening, and occasional weekends and holidays as scheduled programs dictate
- Strong organizational and time management skills, as well as dependability regarding assigned programs and events
- Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of principles of museum/culture programs and special events that serve all ages
- Demonstrated skills in event planning and management
- Knowledge of effective communication techniques
- Strong problem solving and reasoning skills
- Ability to effectively communicate in one-on-one and small group situations to a diverse group in a professional, courteous, and timely manner both verbally and written when dealing with Town employees, volunteers, program participants, vendors, and the general public
- Ability to communicate effectively with participants of all ages, and teach fundamentals and skills of assigned program
- Ability to read, comprehend, follow, and write simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
- Ability to carry out assigned tasks completely and effectively
- Ability to maintain composure, make sound judgements, exercise conflict resolution, and exhibit patience and courtesy when dealing with difficult or potential mental, physical, and emotional stressful situations and/or disciplinary situations involving program guests and their families / care-providers
- Ability to make independent decisions and work with minimal supervision as well as a part of a team by supporting others and taking initiative to complete programs or projects
- Demonstrated pride, enthusiasm and positive attitude in working with people of all ages and backgrounds
- Demonstrated personal effectiveness, credibility, thoroughness, flexibility, and collaboration skills in adhering to and advancing the Town’s vision, mission and values
- Ability to recognize and work within a participant’s strengths and limitations
- Must have the ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment, e.g. copier, fax machine and personal computer
- Ability to apply common sense in order to understand and carry out simple one- or two-step instructions
- Ability to apply simple math skills as necessary for programs and operations using units of U.S. currency and weight measurement, volume, and distance
- Proficient in computer software, including Microsoft Office suite
- Ability to read, interpret and apply operating policies and procedures, including in emergency situations
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT USED
Materials and equipment used include, but may not be limited to the following:
WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to push, walk, climb, or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Hearing and visual acuity must be sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee would encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Work environment may consist of an outdoor or indoor environment with moderate levels of noise. Contact with the public, coworkers, managers, supervisors and others where explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, gathered or presented is a daily requirement. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
May be asked to drive personal vehicle or Town-owned vehicle to run errands or attend meetings throughout the town. May be asked to photograph or take video of people, facilities, programs, or events to capture the experiences of the Museum/Culture programs.
Safety Sensitive: This position is not considered safety sensitive because the individual does not operate a commercial motor vehicle, as a regular function of his/her daily job duties .
Note: This position description is not intended to be an exclusive list of all of the requirements, duties, tasks, roles or responsibilities associated with the position. Nothing in this position description restricts the Town’s ability to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.
The Town of Windsor will make all reasonable accommodations to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity in employment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Town is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, creed, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.
Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of marijuana whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the Town is a drug free workplace, the Town will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the Town while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.
Are you aware the Hiring Range for this position is $14.47 per hour, increases based of years of service/experience?
Are you at least 18 years of age?
Are you currently enrolled in an accredited university with a major of Museum, Leisure Services or a related field?
Do you possess any experience with cash handling and reconciliation, customer service, record keeping for attendance, deposits, and timesheets?
Do you possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License or have the ability to obtain upon hire?
Do you possess Current CPR, AED and First Aid certifications or have the ability to obtain within 30 days?
* Required Question
Town of Windsor (CO)
301 Walnut St
Windsor, Colorado, 80550
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