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Curator of Education

Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee

Job Title: CURATOR OF EDUCATION / MUSEUM EDUCATION PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

Location:  Tallahassee, Florida

Position Number: 45000589

Salary: $40,000.00 - $42,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 09/29/2017

The position is eligible for state benefits, including health insurance and paid vacation and sick leave.

For the full job announcement and to apply, go to https://jobs.myflorida.com/s/tPCbTy

The Museum of Florida History, Florida Department of State, seeks an experienced Curator of Education to join the staff of the AAM-accredited state history museum.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for planning and development of museum programs to serve diverse statewide audiences and to promote learning and appreciation of Florida's history and culture. Works with Museum director and other section heads to achieve conceptual planning, development, and evaluation of all Museum activities, exhibitions, publications, and programs and to maintain operations of the state history museum to the highest professional standards established by the American Alliance of Museums.
  • Supervises development, implementation, and scheduling of on-site and outreach programs, tours, special events, lectures, camps and workshops of the Museum of Florida History and the Knott House Museum. Supervises and conducts research of educational materials. Supervises Statewide Education Services, including Florida History Day, the Heritage Education Program, and teacher in-services.
  • Administers the Education section, including staff supervision, development, and performance evaluation, budget preparation, fiscal and property control, establishing completion deadlines, and ensuring that projects are carried out according to established criteria. Coordinates section activities with other section heads and the museum director.
  • Obtains and administers grants for the management, preservation, and interpretation of the Museum of Florida History and the Knott House Museum.
  • Supervises administration of maintenance calendar.
  • Supervises museum volunteer programs and the training of museum volunteers.
  • Participates in the Museum's Collections Committee, assisting in the acquisition and management of collections.
  • Carries out special projects as assigned by the Museum director. Performs other related duties as required.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, humanities, anthropology, public history, museum studies, education, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of full time experience in museum education. (A Master’s degree in history, American Studies, humanities, anthropology, public history, museum studies, education, or related field can substitute for one year (2,080 hours) of the required experience.)

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of American history, obtained through coursework or on the job
  • Knowledge of museum terminology and programs
  • Knowledge of museum exhibits planning and implementation
  • Knowledge of strategic planning for museum education program development
  • Knowledge of grant and proposal research and writing
  • Knowledge of preparing and maintaining budgets
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate educational and visitor service and outreach programs for local and statewide audiences of state history museum.
  • Ability to direct, supervise and evaluate staff of the Education section
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in written and oral presentations
  • Ability to market and promote museum education programs and events
  • Ability to understand and apply pertinent rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to use computer for word processing, research, preparation of plans, reports, presentations and database management

PREFERRED (NOT REQUIRED) KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Master’s degree in history, humanities, anthropology, museums studies, education or related field preferred.

OTHER:

Position is located in the Division of Cultural Affairs, Bureau of Historical Museums

Open Competitive Announcement

Relatives of current Florida Department of State Employees will not be considered. 

A criminal background investigation is a condition of employment for this position and selected applicant will be required to provide a social security number.

Application deadline is 11:59 P.M. on the closing date.

RESPONSES TO QUALIFYING QUESTIONS MUST BE VERIFIABLE ON THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please attach copies of any documents that are needed to meet the minimum qualifications for this position to this People First requisition. Examples of educational documents include: college diploma or transcripts, or high school diploma or equivalency.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: https://www.sss.gov

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


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