Shawnee Town 1929 is an open air museum that allows visitors to experience a typical day in and around the 1920s farm community of Shawnee, Kansas, through authentic collections, exhibits, programs and events. This position is responsible for creating, developing, implementing and evaluating indoor and outdoor museum interpretive and educational programs for children, adults, and families. These programs include a daily interpretive program, mission based special events, workshops, classes, school programs, group tours, and outreach programs. The individual in this position will have a good understanding of current trends in museum education, school curriculum, using living history to educate, visitor interests, as well as local and regional resources. As a team member, this position is also responsible for the selection, training, and supervision of volunteers as related to educational and interpretive programs. This position requires exceptional time management and multi tasking skills. General guidance is provided by the Museum Director, however, work is performed independently within guidelines of policies and procedures. The position involves frequent internal and external contacts, which require excellent communication skills. Interaction is direct with customers, the public, teachers and school administrators, Shawnee Town 1929 staff and volunteers, other City of Shawnee staff, and other agencies and museums. The hiring salary range for this exempt position is $51,000 to $58,000 annually (DOQ). All interested candidates must submit their application, including a resume and cover letter, prior to the application close date of 11/1/2020.
Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the responsibilities identified in this job posting will also be considered.
This position generally works Monday through Friday, eight hour days. This position is also required to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for events and programs.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. The City of Shawnee reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities of job descriptions to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. The job description is not a contract or guarantee of employment.
If reasonable accommodation is necessary to apply or further information is needed, please contact Human Resources, Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203.
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