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Posted: 5/4/17

Employer
Missouri History Museum

The Missouri Historical Society serves as the confluence of historical perspectives and contemporary issues to inspire and engage our audiences.


Position
LOCAL HISTORY PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Type
professional Opportunity
Location
St. Louis, MO
Details
 
Description The Missouri History Museum seeks a Local History Program Coordinator. The Local History Program Coordinator works to tell local history stories utilizing content from temporary exhibits and collections in new and compelling ways. Duties and Responsibilities Programs Creates innovative, mission-based programs that ensure opportunities for introductory and deepening engaging content for people of all capabilities Searches for opportunities to collaborate with community groups and helps to build relationships with other nonprofit organizations Considers emerging learning techniques and multidisciplinary initiatives to reach a wide range of audiences Develops programs for core audiences, but also equally engages emerging audiences such as new immigrant communities and millennials Exhibits and Collections Participates in exhibit planning meetings, develops programming for temporary exhibits, and plans a multi-year vision reflecting the exhibit long-range plan Collaborates with the Library and Research Center staff to consider ways to utilize museum collections for programming Develops programs utilizing original content built from the Missouri History Museum’s rich collection of primary source materials Community Engagement Ensures programs reflect St. Louis’ diversity and complexities, connect the past and present, and are relevant to different viewpoints Creates ways to help visitors understand their changing communities by challenging them to think critically about core issues such as diversity and empathy, justice and equity, transportation, environment, stable housing, and cityscape Uses the entire St. Louis region as an opportunity for outreach by taking programming to collaborating sites, neighborhoods, and public spaces Membership and Development Acts as an ambassador of institutional mission, vision, and goals in all public programming and community engagement Works with Development to create ways to incorporate members-only program components and encourage the growth of membership at community events and programs Other This position requires working some weeknights and weekends All other duties as assigned Requirements Master’s degree, preferably in history, social studies, American studies, urban studies, museum studies, or a related field Minimum 2-3 years of experience, preferably in a nonprofit museum setting Ability to quickly grasp local history content with proven experience researching in primary and secondary sources Demonstrated ability to develop programming for temporary exhibits and collections Works well with volunteers to achieve programmatic goals Experience collaborating with community groups for events and to help share their history in programming Knowledge of research methods in marginalized history and telling those stories with underrepresented and diverse communities Firm understanding of office suite, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Solid written and oral communication skills Ability to work with a team to achieve department and museum-wide strategic goals Works well under right deadlines and can multitask
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How to apply
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled. Please submit letter of interest, resume, and employment application to hradmin@mohistory.org. (Employment application can be found at www.mohistory.org under the “Jobs” tab.) Candidates may also respond to: Missouri History Museum-HR P.O. Box 11940 St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

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