Community Educator/ Public Programs Coordinator
Reporting to the Manager of Public and Youth Engagement of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, in New Haven CT, the Community Educator is responsible for: 1) planning and successfully executing the Museum’s public education programs, including but not limited to major and minor weekday and weekend programs, such as family days, Free Thursdays, overnight sleepovers, and occasional evening programs; 2) oversee all aspects of Museum summer camp program, including staff supervision, curriculum, and budgets; 3) apply proven pedagogical and VSO (visitor service organization) practices to program development and execution, and serve as spokesperson or liaison for Museum during public programs; 4) evaluate community needs and develop culturally relevant tools and practices to serve New Haven residents 5) develop and maintain relationships with local schools, libraries, community organizations, and youth programs to broaden participation and reach new audiences through outreach initiatives, 6) work with museum personnel and community organizations to develop, market, and implement the museum’s annual Fiesta Latina and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations; 7) with senior management, develop strategic plan and evaluative tools for Peabody public programs that leads to the creation of innovative, sustainable programs to diversify museum audiences. Successful candidates will demonstrate an understanding of museum-related educational practices, interest in equity, diversity, and inclusion, a keen sense of customer service, enjoy being part of a team, and have excellent communication skills. Tuesday-Saturday schedule and some evenings required. Full-time 37.5 hours per week. Background in science, education, museum studies, or sociology preferred. At least 3 years of museum or teaching experience preferred. Supervisory experience required.
Interested candidates can contact me directly with a resume and cover letter, and can apply via Yale STARS req # 43928BR. Application process will close on July 28.