Museum Program Assistant

Position: Museum Program Assistant for the Campbell Museums

 

Pay: $15/hour

 

Hours: 5- 15hrs/ week, depending on our programming schedule and availability. Please note, this is a part-time job and the hours will not exceed what is listed. This is also a season position and there will be limited hours mid-June through September.

 

Required Availability: Monday –Friday between 8 am-12:30 pm. Occasional evenings for special events. A regular schedule is ok, for example, every Tues & Thurs.

 

Positions Close:  Opened until Filled

 

 

Summary: The Campbell Museums is looking for a Museum Program Assistant to assist with Museum Education programs which include on-site school field trips, museum special events, and museum exhibit planning for education programs.

 

Position Description:

The Museum Program Assistant is a part-time temporary employee of the City of Campbell. This is an entry-level position and would be a good fit for a student or someone who is looking to gain experience working with children or in museum education.

The Primary duty of the Program Assistant is to assist in running the two popular field trip programs at both Museum sites: Hands-on-History & History Detectives. The position requires the Program Assistant to memorize interpretive materials and give presentations to large groups of children and parents, lead school group tours, and work with classroom teachers.

The Program Assistant may also lead afternoon education programs for home school groups, scout troop visits, afterschool clubs and more

 

The Program Assistant will assist with preparation, coordination, and staffing of museum special event programs, such as: History Happy Hour, Spooky Night, Winter Fun Family Event, Holiday Open Houses at the Ainsley House, and more..

 

The ideal candidate will be comfortable leading large groups, working independently, enjoy school-age children, and be willing to take initiative to solve problems, be flexible and adaptable to unforeseen circumstances.

Training for all duties will be provided.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be able to work Monday-Friday between 8 am-12:30 pm

  • Must be able to work some evenings.

  • Must be available on occasional weekends.

  • Ability to be flexible.

  • Work well with children

  • Ability to lift 35lbs. classroom tables and supplies.

  • Able to learn new computer software programs

  • Able to interact with the public in a pleasant and helpful manner

  • Interest in historical topics and/ or historic preservation

  • Enjoy being a part of a small team and that often wears multiple hats

 

 

Duties:

  • Set up museums for the school programs before each class or event.

  • Facilitate school tours Mon-Fri between 8:30 am-12:30 pm

  • Work independently.

  • Organize groups of people.

  • Able to answer the phone, email, etc.

  • Represent the Campbell Museums in a positive light.

How to Apply:

Please email a resume and letter of introduction to:

Museum Supervisor

campbellcamuseum@gmail.com

The  Campbell Museums' mission is to interpret and preserve the history of the Campbell area from its early beginnings to today and to relate that history within the context of the Santa Clara Valley region.

Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House

51 N. Central Ave

Campbell, CA 95008

408-866-2119

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