Employment at FAM

Education Specialist

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) seeks applicants for the part-time position of Education Specialist who believe in the power of nonprofits to create immense change in the community. FAM collects, researches, interprets, teaches, preserves, and encourages an appreciation for history and culture of the Fredericksburg region in an ever-evolving context. We serve a diverse community through our dedication to inclusion and celebrate the role of the region in the nation’s development.

Resumes and cover letters will be accepted by e-mail only to:
Theresa Cramer, Education and Programming Coordinator
tcramer@famva.org
Deadline to apply: January 28, 2024

Position Summary

The Education Specialist collaborates with Education and Curatorial staff to implement PreK-12 field trips, public programming, tours, and community outreach. The Education Specialist works directly with the Education Coordinator to carry out the growth and of museum and citywide programming. The focus of the position may be divided across day-to-day office functions, scheduling educational programming, implementing tours and working with museum staff on the creation of new and upcoming programming.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Implementation of Programming – 40%

● Carry out scheduled PreK-12 programming.
● Provide weekly tours as scheduled.
● Work with FAM staff to provide public programming as scheduled.

 

Creation of Programming– 25%
● Assist Education and Curatorial staff in program brainstorm sessions.
● Research as assigned to create programming.
● Provide assistance in logistic planning for new programming.

 

Administrative– 25%
● Works with Educational Coordinator to schedule PreK-12 programming.
● Assists in creation of marketing materials, social media or press releases for programming.
● Keeps inventories of educational supplies.

 

Front Desk – 10%
• Supports visitor services as needed including one weekend day a week.
• Assist in managing front desk volunteers.
• Answers guests questions and acts as an ambassador to the museum.

Education and Experience Requirements

● Some college experience in History, Art History, Liberal Arts, English, Education, Communications or a related field is required.
● Experience working with children and the public is required.
● A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel locally is required.
● Public speaking experience preferred.
● 1-2 years of experience in a not-for-profit development office preferred.
● Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; fundraising database management experience preferred.
● An interest in history is preferred.

 

Traits and Characteristics

Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple job responsibilities are of utmost importance for successful performance. The position requires strong communication skills and a significant ability to get along with many different types of people. The ability to communicate clearly and be comfortable discussing difficult subjects like the institution of slavery are a must.

 

Compensation

Part time-$18/hour for up to 24 hours a week. Some hybrid scheduling is an option. The ability to work weekends, nights and holidays are required.