Education Program Coordinator (Youth & MakerSpace)

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, July 17, 2022, 11:00pm


Dubuque, IA
United States

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Job Description:

The Education Program Coordinator supports our formal programming including the MakerSpace, k-12 guided tours, homeschool programs, early childhood programs, scout groups, and camps. This position will help develop curriculum and other educational materials that can be utilized by all of the River Museum’s Educators for tours, programs, and visitor engagement. 

Primary duties

  • Create, coordinate, present, and evaluate curriculum-based experiences in formal and informal settings.
  • Hold primary responsibility for the development and implementation of formal educational programs, including but not limited to K-12 guided tours, youth camps, the Early Explorers program, and scout groups.
  • Work closely with MakerSpace educators to design programming, maintain equipment, and provide an exceptional guest experience.
  • Create educational programming including options such as live animals, biological specimens, historical artifacts, replicas, arts and crafts, games, props, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Curator of Education to align curriculum and activities to core standards and the DCHS mission.
  • Identify relevant training and procedural needs, writing protocols and policy as necessary.
  • Team with the Marketing department to market and book programming and groups.

Assist with supervision of the Education department staff and volunteers.

  • Directly manage a team of 4-8 educators, including timesheet verifications and annual evaluations.
  • Provide support as a visible mentor and role model and ensure the Education team acts in a cohesive manner, following organizational procedures and upholding the Code of Conduct.
  • Assign responsibilities to Education staff, act as Educator on Duty (EOD) as scheduled, assist with daily tasks, and with providing alternate coverage as needed.
  • Coach and instruct staff and volunteers to maximize their unique talents and skill sets.
  • Attend department and other meetings as required.

Additional duties

  • Stay versed in historical, conservation, STEM, and other education-based topics, including learning about the animals and artifacts in the institutional collection.
  • Maintain working relationships with local and regional educational organizations to foster new and continued collaboration.
  • Maintain written records in accordance with established practices and departmental policies.
  • Attend mandatory, prescheduled trainings.
  • Help to keep all Education areas clean, organized and hazard free, reporting maintenance needs and/or performing minor maintenance tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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How to Apply:

To learn more, visit  Apply by emailing your resume, cover letter, and references by July 17, 2022 to or by delivering them in person to 350 E. 3rd St., Dubuque, IA 52001.