The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Outreach Coordinator

14 May 2024 10:22 AM | Anonymous member

The Arctic Museum Outreach Coordinator runs the Arctic Museum reception desk; manages the Arctic Museum shop and accounts; supervises work-study students and casual employees; in consultation with the Curator runs the School Tour Program and participates in the Docent Training Program; in consultation with the Director develops and coordinates family outreach programs and works independently on specific programs and projects.

Essential Functions:

Reception desk duties – Opens and closes the receptionist desk and museum shop promptly on a pre-determined schedule. Greets visitors and briefly orients them to the Museum exhibits and programs. Maintains daily a record of museum attendance and program attendance. Supervises work-study students and casual workers working as receptionists and tour guides. Coordinates opening and closing activities with Security Officers. Compiles monthly and end of the year fiscal reports. Answers reception desk telephone.

Education outreach duties – Schedules school tours of the Arctic Museum exhibits, arranges to have docents and work-study students give tours. Gives guided tours when docents and work-study students are not available. Maintains records of every tour including number of visitors, date, and school. Trains work-study students to give tours and supervises their work. In consultation with the Curator and Director, develops education materials for use in schools and reaches out to teachers. Develops Family Day themes and programs, helps develop the fliers announcing the event and distributes them to area schools. 

Museum shop duties – Identifies products appropriate for sale in the museum shop. Orders merchandise for the shop, tracks invoices, maintains shop expense and income records. Designs shop display cases and keeps the museum shop stocked and in good order. Handles cash, checks, and credit card receipts related to the sale of items in the shop, donations in the donation box, and photo orders. Makes deposits having reconciled shop accounts, prepares monthly and annual budget reports.

Supervisory duties – Train, hire, onboard, and oversee work study students and casual employees (receptionists and docents).

Pay and Benefits:

  • The starting pay range for this position is $20.50/hour
  • A variety of health insurance plans
  • Life insurance, disability insurance, and a generous retirement plan
  • Paid time off – Vacation, Personal, and Holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Access to many of the College’s facilities including the gym and pool
  • And more:

Education/Skills Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Must possess strong verbal, quantitative, and written communication skills, and computer skills.
  • Must have analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse audience.
  • Must be able to operate various pieces of office equipment, including a computer, copier, credit card machine.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a background and credit check.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

  • A minimum of two years of experience as a museum outreach worker, shop manager, receptionist/secretary, or teacher/educator.

Standard Work Days and Hours   

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Occasional weekends and evening hours may be required.

For more information and to apply:

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