The Museum Programs Coordinator serves as the primary facilitator of programs and tours to the general public and school groups. Develops educational programs concerning diverse Museum themes, including but not limited to Republic of Texas era history and material culture, French and Native American presence in Texas, diplomacy, foodways, slavery, etc. Teaching responsibilities include talks, summer camps, in-school programs, afterschool programs, walking tours, and workshops for a range of audiences. These include, but are not limited to, the general public, teachers, visiting college and school groups as well as other private groups. Coordinates special events, such as annual parties, lectures, film series and workshops, which take place in the Museum park, in the meeting room, historic house or offsite. Work collaboratively with Associate Curator for program content, and to create and implement traveling collections program. Must be able to implement contemporary educational methodology and theory into school tour curriculum.
Coordinates staff scheduling, publicity, and advertising for programs. Engages the public through social and other media outlets. Identifies and acts on opportunities to raise awareness and increase visitorship. The candidate will be skilled in forging community and cultural partnerships in order to broaden the Museums audience and strengthen its relationship to the community.
Evaluates programs and events by gathering feedback, conducting surveys, and staff discussion. Manages, staffs and trains Junior Docents.