Position: Museum Educator
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt / Part-time
Reporting to: School Programs Manager
HistoryMiami Museum educators are emerging museum professionals, learning more about how museums function, and retired teachers and professors who have transitioned into the informal sector. They create a highly positive experience for Museum visitors in our galleries, on tours and at the front desk that is conducive to repeat visitation, membership conversion, and positive word of mouth for the Museum.
Educators continuously demonstrate effective communication skills in front of groups ranging from ages 4 and up, an enthusiasm for learning, and the ability to think outside the box. They are self-starters, outgoing and motivating, and responsible.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required of you. Educators must be available at least 24 hours/week (one full weekend day required) and evening availability is a major plus. Educators must have access to email. The ability to lift up to 25 pounds is required. Comfort working outdoors in the elements, with heights and enclosed spaces and the ability to stand for extended periods of time is a plus. Valid driver’s license preferred.
- Assist as aides in the galleries, interacting with visitors and maintaining appearance of temporary and permanent gallery spaces.
- Lead school programs in an engaging manner utilizing inquiry-based learning and object-based learning in the Museum, at historic sites and in a classroom setting.
- Assist with delivery of public programs including workshops, family days, lectures, etc.
- Assist with museum events such as exhibition openings, member events, and rental events.
- Handle cash, credit card and special transactions using a register or point of sale system quickly and efficiently.
- Answer the telephone in a friendly manner, efficiently route calls and relay information to callers and employees.
- Maintain working knowledge of current HistoryMiami Museum offerings and promotions including City Tours.
- Able to cross-sell products including memberships, City Tours and event sales.
- Collect and accurately record visitor and membership data.
- Maintain clean and orderly work area with proper inventories of print materials and supplies.
- Maintain effective and productive working relationships in a diverse team setting.
- Flexibility to work special events held in the evening hours and/or weekends as needed.
- Act as a museum ambassador at community outreaches as needed.
- Assist with other duties and special projects as assigned by Manager.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant topic. Candidate may be in pursuit of degree.
- A cool, calm, pleasant demeanor.
- Proficiency with computers/Windows, and cash handling.
Other Preferred Skills:
- Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole preferred; American Sign Language).
- Previous non-profit or museum experience.
Hourly Wages Breakdown:
- There is a 3-month probationary period.
- The base rate for all duties (including at off-site locations and during special events) is $13/hour.
This description is subject to change at any time. Every effort will be made to notify Museum Educators of any changes.
To apply, please complete the employment application form here. No emails, phone calls, or in-person applications, please.