General Description: Join a dedicated team that is devoted to interpreting local history and culture for visitors and surrounding communities. This position will coordinate and develop both digital and in-person museum programming for a range of target audiences, from children to retired adults. This position will also be responsible for acting as an outreach coordinator to ensure local organizations, hoteliers, tourism agencies and others who interact with locals and visitors can effectively market our programs and exhibits to their guests and constituents.
Programs: Responsible for development and execution of digital and in-person programming such as speaker events, kid’s story hours, book readings and signings, etc. During heavy tourism months, the coordinator will be responsible for organizing and running an in-person or digital program with an invited presenter at least once per month. The coordinator will also maintain a collaboration with Ilwaco Timberland Library to offer monthly activities for youth museum visitors such as Take & Make kits, history based DIY projects or story times. For the year 2022, the coordinator will work with the director and a committee to implement a youth based digital walking tour project being sponsored by the Smithsonian Museum’s on Mainstreet Coming Home Project. Outreach: Along with the PR Manager and Director, the coordinator will ensure local organizations, businesses, and tourism agencies are engaging with our programming to ensure active participation from visitors and locals alike.
Applicant must be organized, enthusiastic, energetic, and have a passion for working with various audiences of varying ages and interests. Creativity and enthusiasm for developing new ideas and new programs is essential. Time management skills and the ability to manage a variety of responsibilities and work independently are very important. Past experience with educational programming development and management is very desired. Preferred Qualifications: -Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred -Educational programming development and implementation experience -Experience in child education -Basic technology and computer skills -Graphic design knowledge -Experience supervising volunteers -Museum, historic site, or non-profit experience
Flexible work schedule. Must be able to work occasional evening and weekend events.
Apply online! Please do not apply in person or on-site. Serious inquiries only.