Job Listing: Branch Museum Educator

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BRANCH MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN - RICHMOND, VA

Closes: January 31

Salary: $25,000-$30,000

 

The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is seeking an Educator to assist it in pursuing its new emphasis on advancing design for the public good.  This is an exciting opportunity to join an organization with a new brand and newly focused mission.  Located on historic Monument Avenue in downtown Richmond in the circa 1919 Tudor Revival style Branch House, the museum is uniquely situated by means of its location and its evolving story to promote, identify, and celebrate design that improves lives, strengthens communities, and transforms the world we share for the better.  This is a permanent part-time position with the potential to become a full-time employee.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Educator will develop, plan, and present educational and public programs including school tours, adult group tours, camps, lectures, presentations, and performances at the Branch House.  Initial emphasis will be on continuing the success of the Branch’s summer Architecture Camp for elementary and middle school children and implementing a regular schedule of house tours.  Promoting new programs, attracting new audiences, and forging relationships with schools and other partners will be a key goal performed with the assistance of the Director of Operations and the Development Assistant.  Other responsibilities will be recruiting and training volunteers to assist with tours and programs, and training museum staff in new tours and programs as needed.  Administrative/ front desk work and assisting with facilities set up and clean up may be assigned as needed.

 

Schedule:

This is a permanent part-time position; the work schedule is expected to vary during the year.  The regular work schedule will be 35 hours weekly, Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional Sundays and evening programs required; however, summer camp programs will be Monday through Friday.

 

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, education, American history, or American studies.  Experience creating educational programming in a museum setting, including budgeting programs costs against expected revenue.  Ability to lift objects of up to 40 pounds, bend, stoop, climb stairs and work in a variety of conditions indoors and outdoors.  Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills; highly organized; flexible, enthusiastic, and able to work independently and as part of a team.  Must pass a background check prior to employment.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in art history, museum studies, education, American history, or American studies.  Demonstrated success in creating and building new programming in a museum setting.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range is $25,000-$30,000 per year, with paid leave and holidays, medical benefits, and 401k program.  Free parking available on-site.

 

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter with resume to John Christiansen, Director of Operations, at jchristiansen@branchmuseum.org by January 31 for consideration.  No phone calls, please.