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Education Coordinator for 1860 Ryon Home Site - Richmond, TX

  • 26 May 2023 2:44 PM
    Message # 13207178

    Position:          Education Coordinator for 1860 Ryon Home Site

    Facility:           George Ranch Historical Park

    Supervisor:      Director of Programs

    Schedule:        Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional variances

    Pay & level:     Salary non-exempt with benefits / $35,000 based on experience, includes benefit package with health, dental and vision options; 10 days paid vacation, 11 paid holidays and 6 sick leave days annually.

    Summary of Position:

    This position provides leadership and management of the 1860s Ryon Home, and assorted structures. This position is responsible for providing credible authentic interpretive programs at the 1860s Ryon Home site including but not limited to educational programming, family programming, and related special events. This position provides daily supervision of part time 1860s employees and volunteers who are scheduled for school program assistance and additional help when needed.

    Principal Responsibilities:

    1)     Administration

    a)      Implements approved strategic plans for the 1860s Ryon home site. The Ryon home currently includes the house, chicken coup, pig pens and assorted outbuildings and gardens.

    b)  Ensures day to day site management in accordance with Park personnel and safety guidelines

    c)      Monitors the curatorial status of the 1860s Ryon House and tracks any issues with missing, broken or damaged artifacts, home elements (hardware, woodwork, wallpaper, glass, floor coverings, AC units, etc.) and pest infestation. Addresses concerns with the Site Director, Director of Programs and Curator of Collections.

    d)  Facilitates cleaning and minor repairs of the 1860s Ryon Home and assorted structures.

    2)     Management:

    a)  Supervises and evaluates 1-2 subordinate hourly staff or volunteers (when needed for school class assistance and extra help) to successfully accomplish goals and objectives.

    b)  Coordinates with other Lead Interpreters and Programs Director to achieve daily operational goals and special event activities.

    3)     Interpretation/Education: 

    a)      Leads, in coordination with Programs staff, the development and implementation of programmatic endeavors at the 1890s Site including but not limited to school, daily tour, family and special event programming.

    b)      Provides innovative and creative leadership for development and expansion of educational/interpretive programs to keep pace with market trends and educational standards.

    c)      Develops and leads a variety of interpretative programs including regular daily programming, school programming and special event programming.

    d)      Maintains and oversees on-site staff training and evaluation

    4)     Other

    a)      Trains, supervises and utilizes on-site volunteers

    b)      Represents the George Ranch Historical Park as needed with organizations and individuals requesting historical knowledge or expertise.


    • 2-5 years relevant experience in education, living history, interpretation or public programming
    • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking
    • Self-motivated, independent worker
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse persons and groups
    • Computer literacy in basic office applications:  Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Must be customer service oriented, be able to communicate effectively, and be organized.
    • Must display emotional stability and mature judgment
    • Must work effectively with diverse persons and groups
    • Ability to work both independently and as a contributing member of a peer management team.
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must believe in and promote GRHP’s mission and act in accordance with GRHP policies and procedures.
    • Must be able to analyze and problem solve in order to identify, research and solve a wide range of work-related problems.
    • Routinely moves furniture, program items and other heavy equipment weighing up to 50 pounds
    • Must be comfortable in an unairconditoned space and must be able to facilitate moving house tours for long periods of time.
    • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, nights and weekends as needed.
    • Bachelor’s degree in museum education, history or related field


    Please send resumes to svanderford@georgeranch.org

ALHFAM • P.O. Box 16, Rochdale, MA 01542 - info@alhfam.org

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