Youth & Family Engagement Specialist (Temporary)
The National WWII Museum is currently seeking a Youth & Family Engagement Specialist. This temporary position develops, manages, and evaluates educational programs and resources for youth and family audiences onsite at the Museum, offsite within the Greater New Orleans area, and virtually for our national audiences. This position works within the Public Engagement department, as part of the larger education and access team, to design and develop family and youth programs and resources related to permanent collections and special exhibitions including intergenerational family programs, summer camps, scouting events, virtual programs, and other age-appropriate programs for younger audiences and their families. The Youth and Family Engagement Specialist reports to and works closely with the Director of Public Engagement to establish accessible educational outreach programs for youth audiences in the community, regionally, and nationally.
This position is a temporary full-time position of approximately 4 months in length to provide coverage for maternity leave and is therefore not benefits-eligible.
- Creates, implements, and evaluates educational family and youth programs that highlight themes within the museum's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, including our annual Family Block Party, Scout Week, and summer camps.
- Collaborates with a variety of community partners that complements program initiatives and educational goals, as well as the Museum's STEM Student Programs Specialist on programming and outreach.
- Works closely with staff across the Museum on implementation of programs, including staff in the Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, Event Rentals, Security, Operations, Curatorial Services, Exhibitions, Visitor Services, Membership, Retail, and Finance.
- Represents the Museum and Education Department at community-based programs and events.
- Provides support for the Museum's other public programs including, but not limited to, veteran, military, and interpretive programs.
- Works to ensure youth and family audiences are included in Education Department initiatives, including curriculum, teacher and student programs, and interpretation.
- Bachelor's degree in education, history, or related field and experience working in a museum, public history program or other educational environment planning programs, particularly related to youth audiences or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated success in developing and implementing a wide variety of informal, inclusive education programs for children including conception, planning, and communicating among multiple departments as well as delivery and evaluation for diverse audiences.
- Experience with and understanding of youth and family program best practices and industry standards.
- Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills as well as strong organizational skills.
- A driven advocate with a passion for creative thinking while taking the initiative.
- A self-starter with strong time-management skills to balance workloads, meet deadlines, and coordinate efforts across a large organization and the ability to work independently with minimal direction on some projects while working as part of a team on others.
- Ability to work with learners of all ages and abilities.
- Willingness to work evenings and some weekends.
- Willingness to travel regionally in support of the Museum's public engagement and outreach efforts.
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