The South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum is offering an exciting career opportunity as an Education Coordinator. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join us as this position is an integral part of the museum team. This position is devoted to creating an ecology of learning that ignites a passion for how diverse, exciting and essential the history, culture and science of South Dakota agriculture can be. This is a 12 month, full-time, benefit-eligible position.
SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
This position provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of innovative programs, events, partnerships, and educational and engagement initiatives that enhance the Museum’s educational impact on the community and helps build audience. This position coordinates the National History Day in South Dakota state program, organizes educational programs, and writes grants. The Education Coordinator ensures that educational initiatives produced by the Museum on or off-site are researched and represented in accordance with the Museum’s mission, policies, and procedures.
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, History, Museum Studies, or a related field and a minimum of three years of related experience completed by date of hire or a Master’s degree in the identified fields;
• Demonstrated organizational and project management skills;
• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences (i.e. ethnic, multi-generational, and gender);
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Experience working with curriculum standards;
• Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs;
• Demonstrated ability or potential to research, develop, and deliver exciting and engaging educational activities and programs;
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Federal and State standards for curriculum development;
• Valid driver’s license;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
• Experience with the National History Day program;
• Demonstrated knowledge and interest in Agriculture, especially in its history;
• Demonstrated experience in grant writing;
• Demonstrated event planning experience;
• Demonstrated experience with successful supervisory experience with volunteer and student management;
• Demonstrated experience with developing educational programs in a non-traditional learning environment such as museums, cultural centers, etc.
To apply and for more details, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/postings/12813