Public Education Specialist (FT-Hourly)

Job Purpose
The Public Education Specialist manages Scout Programs.

Scout programs provide the opportunity for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to fulfill badge requirements during paid programs developed and presented by staff who have both the knowledge and skills to educate in many different subjects. These programs in turn generate revenue for CMC.

The Public Education Specialist will choose subject matter and develop curriculum for Scout programs; hire, train, schedule and supervise part-time and/or temporary staff; create and manage program budgets; order supplies and refreshments; communicate event details to other departments; promote and market programs.  In addition, the Public Education Specialists will support other Public Education events.

Scout Programs (75% of time):
Create and maintain Scout Programs budget. Hire, train and supervise Scout Program presenters*; Communicate with visitors, organizations and outside presenters to create a safe and fun experience that meets the goals of the Girl and Boy Scout Councils as well as those of CMC and the visitors*. Write new scout programs as needed and ensure that the information in old programs is kept accurate and up to date*.

-  Supports other Public Education events (15%)
These events vary with the time of year and community needs (i.e. Culture Fests, Learning Through Play) and will be assigned by the Director of Public Education.

- Performs General Office Work (10%)*
These duties include e-mail and phone correspondence and monthly reports. 

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum education required:
High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Science, History or related field preferred.

Minimum skills required:
Ability to learn a wide variety of subjects and directly apply that knowledge to floor demonstrations. Ability to write a program based on requirements set by the Boy and Girl Scouts Councils.   Excellent organization and communication skills and the ability to multi-task are essential.  Must be flexible and a strong team player.  Must be able to supervise staff and provide constructive feedback. Candidates must have an outgoing personality, excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Familiarity with computers and common software such as Word, Power Point and Excel required.

Minimum work experience required:
Minimum of two years experience working in a museum or educational setting. Experience writing non-formal educational programs preferred. Experience supervising staff preferred.  Experience with Girl or Boy Scout Councils preferred.

Additional Information
40 hour work week. The week runs Monday-Friday in the summer and Tuesday-Saturday during the school year. Weekend and evening attendance at all Culture Fests and Free Fridays required, as well as additional weekend and evening hours as needed.

Work area is Union Terminal in a normal office environment 50% of the time and classroom/museum floor 50% of the time.

Must be able to be able stand for long periods of time while presenting programs or assisting visitors.* Must be able to lift 50 lbs of supplies*. Driving is required to pick up supplies, network with outside organizations and attend training and promotional events as a representative of CMC..

To Apply
Send resume or application (available at Visitor Services Kiosk at Museum Center) by one of the following methods with salary requirements and salary history:

Fax - 513-287-7079

Email in MSWord or PDF format:

Mail: Cincinnati Museum Center
         1301 Western Avenue
         Cincinnati, Ohio 4521
         Attn: HR