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Posted: 01/24/2018

City of Lacey
Parks and Recreation

Our mission at the City of Lacey is to enrich the quality of life for all our citizens...to build an attractive, inviting, and secure community. We pledge to work in partnership with our residents to foster community pride, to develop a vibrant, diversified economy, to plan for the future, and to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of our environment.

Museum Assistant/Educator
Professional Opportunity
Lacey, WA
$12.08 to 13.00 Hourly
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.
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How to apply
To view or apply, visit: http://www.ci.lacey.wa.us/jobs

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