|Under immediate supervision, assists with the successful planning and implementation of museum events, programs, tours, and exhibits. Assists customers to facilitate an enjoyable museum experience and/or to respond to customer requests for records, information, or photographs.
This position will work approximately 12 hours per week. Most week's hours will include Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with occasional evening or additional weekend work as needed. Some schedule flexibility is available.
| Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
||Special Events: Assists in planning event activities, entertainment, historical programs, and refreshments. Assists with event marketing.
Education/Exhibits: Serves as Museum gallery host, conducts tours. Prepares written educational materials, including the museum newsletter. Assists in the maintenance and creation of museum exhibits. May give public history presentations.
Facility: Assists in museum housekeeping, environmental control, and facilitating work orders with maintenance staff.
Public Requests: Assists with customers when they request public records, research assistance, or photographs.
Collection: Assists in the inventory, cataloguing and processing of the collection. Assists Museum Curator in volunteer supervision.
Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of 18 years of age.
- Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Must have a valid Washington state driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the City's insurance carrier and must be able to provide own transportation to and from job, other areas of the City, and to meetings.
- Must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the position and maintain a level of physical and mental fitness necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Must pass a background investigation.
- Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be complete as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
| Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
||The typical qualified applicant will have two years of college level studies in history, museum studies, education, anthropology, or a related field OR any combination of experience, education, and training that would provide the level of knowledge and ability required.
- Knowledge of methods and techniques of historical research and the types and availability of historical resource materials
- Knowledge of educational methods and techniques.
- Ability to effectively interact with the public and City staff in a courteous manner at all times.
- Ability to communicate effectively and in an engaging manner, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to creatively design educational activities, events, and/or exhibits in order to share local history with the public.
- Ability to modify program content based on audience needs.
- Ability to use MS Office products, plus ability to learn specialty software such as Photoshop and PastPerfect.
- Ability to perform minor janitorial duties, such as sweeping, vacuuming, and refreshing bathroom supplies.