The Early Childhood and Family Programs Museum Educator will be responsible for engaging young children and their families and caregivers in the museum setting through innovative programs and visits to the museum's family gallery, the History Clubhouse.
Facilitate innovative education programs that engage young children and their families in the museum environment. All programs intentionally engage diverse audiences from across the greater St. Louis area and include (but are not limited to):
Early Childhood Group Programs
Parent & Me classes
Summer Family Fun Series
Girl Scout and Cub Scout programs
Family Fun Days
Engage children, families, and groups during visits to the History Clubhouse and maintain the space
Welcome, play with, and converse with visitors
Interpret historical content
Sanitize and ensure cleanliness
Work to ensure safety of visitors
Work to protect History Clubhouse gallery space from misuse
Complete opening and closing procedures for History Clubhouse
Develop and prepare craft projects for upcoming programs.
Work as a team (among 10 other employees) and communicate effectively and strategically.
Work to promote the History Clubhouse and Early Childhood and Family Programs among the local community.
Must have weekend availability (required to work 2 weekend shifts per month, 8am-5pm).
Attend educational training as scheduled Must have Wednesday availability for training (2-7pm).
On average there are two trainings per month that last 2-3 hours each. Trainings are PAID and focus on direct preparation for program facilitation as well as a variety of relevant topics such as fostering inclusion/equity, connecting audiences to complex content, early childhood education, positive behavior support, visual thinking strategies, and engaging whole families.
High School diploma or equivalent
College: Some coursework in Education, Early Childhood Development, Human Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, History, Museum Education, Museum Studies, or related field is strongly preferred
Minimum 1 year of experience working with children ages 10 and under; experience with children ages 2-5 is preferred
Minimum 6 months customer service experience
Able to stand and walk for long periods of time during day-long programs
Able to lift supplies and small furniture up to 20 pounds on occasion
Able to work with children at their level, including kneeling and sitting on the floor
Please Note: Significant experience working with children will be considered in lieu of formal education.
Strong knowledge of educational pedagogy, educational trends and the needs of early childhood educators, families, and youth groups
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent customer service skills
Comfortable speaking publicly in large and small group settings
Strong ability to work as a member of a team
An interest in and passion for history
Familiarity with Reggio approach and/or constructivist approach to learning preferred
Bilingual/multilingual skills preferred
Deadline to Apply: Position open until filled.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Missouri History Museum