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Community Engagement Coordinator- Adult and Family Programs / MoSH

11/30/2021 10:39 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

Community Engagement Coordinator- Adult and Family Programs 


MoSH

Located in Memphis, TN, MoSH (the Museum of Science and History; the Museum) is a well-established 501c3 that seeks to create a community of people who share a richer understanding of one another and the world around us.  The Museum consists of the Pink Palace Museum, the Lichterman Nature Center, the Coon Creek Science Center, and other historical properties. We inspire discovery through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the cultural histories and natural sciences that shape our region.

Join our team as we embark on an exciting phase of executing our new vision.  Our museum is committed to telling our story by:

  • Advocating for Authenticity – Illuminate varying perspectives and uphold accurate interpretation, without glossing over tough ideas.

  • Magnifying Belonging – Building active audiences through outreach, co-creation, and participatory inclusion.

  • Embodying Holistic Stories – Incorporating context and presenting lesser-known stories to portray a complete, systemic picture of the region and its history.

  • Constructing Intersections – Creating welcoming common spaces that encourage serendipitous and unstructured engagement and foster meaningful interactions between diverse groups of people.


Responsibilities

The Community Engagement Coordinator – Adult and Family Engagement supervises, trains, schedules, assigns tasks and supervises instructor staff.  The Coordinator is primarily responsible for delivering Community Engagement programs to families and adult audiences, in-house and off-site or virtually, at all MoSH locations.  The Coordinator will develop, implement, monitor and evaluate interpretive themes and educational content of Community Engagement programs which may include:  gallery programming for visiting public of all ages, adult lecture series, community partner events, active retiree and citizen science. 

Promotes programs to external audiences, evaluates the success of the program and keeps abreast of all relevant education current trends and issues. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

Qualities 

  • Ability to implement museum’s strategic plan

  • Ability to manage staff

  • Ability to work on weekends and evenings during events and/or programs

  • Ability to work under pressure, including managing multiple events concurrently

  • Attention to detail

  • Traveling between MoSH properties is required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a range of audiences (ages, group size, indoor and outdoor settings)

  • Ability to master content delivery on multiple programs


Range of Experience


  • BA or BS degree

  • 0-3 years of experience


Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with experience and abilities.  The Museum offers a full range of benefits, including health care, vacation and sick leave, 401k, and death and disability insurance. The Museum also offers life, dental and vision insurance.

To Apply

Submit one document with cover letter (providing your salary requirements and how you learned about the position) and your resume via email to:

Alex Eilers

Administrator of Programs

MoSH

alex.eilers@memphistn.gov

Applications will be accepted until November 8, 2021 or until the position is filled.  MoSH values diversity throughout our museum.  In order to tell authentic, holistic stories of our region’s history, culture and science, MoSH strives to create a diverse workforce to support our collections, exhibits and programming.  MoSH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Writing samples, a short presentation, and references will be required from finalists.  Academic, credit, and criminal background checks will be conducted before a final offer is made. 

More information about MoSH can be found on our website at www.moshmemphis.com.



PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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