Position Announcement: Museum Education and Public Programs Coordinator at the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum in Nome, AK

The Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum comprises over 15,000 historical and cultural objects from the Bering Strait, 12,000 photographic prints and negatives, and 300 linear feet of archival materials. The Museum reopened in October 2016 in a brand-new facility with two exhibit galleries, collections range, collections lab, research room, offices, and conference area. The Museum is dedicated to sharing local knowledge, engaging with our regional communities, and providing public access to the collection.

The Museum is looking for an individual who has experience providing educational programs to diverse audiences and an enthusiasm for the vibrant culture and communities of rural Alaska. A summary of job responsibilities are below, please contact me for further information at:achan@nomealaska.org; 907-443-6631

A great opportunity if you have ever thought about living and working in Alaska!

Under direction of the Museum Director assists in the development, coordination, and operation of educational and public programs for the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan and coordinate educational and public programs that complement the exhibits, collection, and mission of the Museum.

Serve as the school liaison for the Museum including but not limited to: schedule and lead school group tours, plan educational visits to classrooms, design educational curriculum, and develop loan kits for schools.

Develop and implement a wide range of public programs for the Museum including: guided tours, gallery talks, workshops, film screenings, art activities, public classes, evening events, and cultural preservation projects.

Plan and coordinate special programming for Iditarod, cruise ship tours, and other events.

Produce and distribute educational materials including brochures, posters, and lesson plans.

Develop and coordinate the Museum membership program including: promote membership sales, produce and mail membership packets, maintain membership database, plan special events and incentives for members.

Maintain inventory of Museum gift store products, transactions and reports, cash accounting.

Create training manuals and activities for docents and volunteers. Schedule and oversee docents and volunteers.

Develop internship programs for high school and college students.

Oversee public outreach for the Museum including developing a printed newsletter, writing news releases, producing content for the Museum Facebook page and City of Nome website, and responding to public enquiries for information.

Research grant opportunities for educational Museum projects, prepare grant applications, implement project goals and objectives, write grant reports.

Help maintain cleanliness of the Museum.

May be required to work weekends.

Other duties as assigned by the Museum Director.

Education and/or Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in the field of Education, Museum Studies, History, Anthropology, or Social Science; 4-5 years of increasingly responsible program experience for museums, schools, or educational organizations; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience

Hours: Full Time, 40/hr wk

Salary: $25.68-$27.64/hr plus benefits