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Education Coordinator

Work term October 1, 2022 – April 15, 2023 with the possibility of an extension based on available funding.  Wages $20/hour for 575 hours (approximately 21 hours weekly).

The Education Coordinator supports the Tyrconnell Heritage Society, operators of Backus-Page House Museum and Agricultural Centre in achieving its public trust responsibilities through comprehensive and dynamic learning programs for diverse audiences. The Education Coordinator is responsible for delivering engaging programs for all museum audiences with a focus on Grade 3 and 7 for children.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Learning Programs
• Implementing a variety of learning strategies to engage diverse audiences in museum-related programming.
• Planning, coordinating and delivering school and public programs (general, curriculum focused, outreach, children/youth, etc.) both on and off site.
• Developing learning goals, objectives, and outcomes particularly in the area of school, tour, family and adult programming, in consultation with management.
• Working with museum staff creating, implementing, updating, and evaluating education programs, ensuring strong ties to Ontario curriculum.
• Developing outcomes and performance measures for all learning activities and regularly evaluating program performance to ensure performance measures are being achieved.
• Implementing and monitoring all museum standards, policies, procedures and guidelines pertaining to learning activities.
• Maintaining ongoing familiarity, through reading and professional interaction (training seminars, conferences, discussion groups, etc.), with programming issues and innovations in museums.

2. Communication
• Assisting museum staff in preparing and coordinating promotional and marketing information for learning programs.
• Maintaining regular contact with home learning groups, teachers and school administrators to promote the Museum’s programs and web resources in line with the Ontario curriculum.
• Ensuring co-workers are aware of all program plans, projects and activities.
• As requested by management, act as a spokesperson for programming activities in response to media requests.
• Sharing programming knowledge internally and externally (e.g. through blogs, outreach initiatives, publications, social channels, etc.)

3. Administration
• Overseeing program invoicing, payment processing, and the purchase and maintenance of program supplies.
• Manage program bookings and coordination of appropriate volunteers.
• Ensuring privacy requirements are maintained to highest level and that all program staff and volunteers understand and adhere to privacy requirements.
• Monitoring and providing statistical data for all programming; preparing and contributing to written reports as required.
• Assisting teachers and groups in planning, coordinating, and managing museum visits including program selection, reservations, and pre and post visit materials.
• Assist with daily visitor services and other grounds and museum-related duties as assigned by the Executive Director/Cultural Manager.

Please send your resume in PDF to:

Angela Bobier

info@backuspagehouse.ca

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