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K-12 Programs Coordinator - Missouri Historical Society

K-12 Programs Coordinator - Missouri Historical Society

The K-12 Programs Coordinator's primary responsibility is to assist the Manager in the development and organization of programs that engage school groups, homeschool families, and summer camp groups. These programs serve 50,000 student audiences each year. In addition to upholding the mission and values of the Missouri Historical Society, K-12 Programs also strive to meet the following goals:

  1. Students feel welcome and safe at the Missouri History Museum,

  2. That during their time with us they begin to develop museum literacy skills that will empower them to be lifelong museum learners, and

  3. We will foster a greater sense of empathy through engaging with diverse stories.

The K-12 Programs Coordinator will work as a part of a team, along with the Manager of K-12 Education programs and Museum Educators, to ensure these goals are met.

Essential Functions:

40% of time: Program Development

  • Coordinate all aspects of the Homeschool Days programming series:

    • With the supervision of the Manager K-12 Programs, plan monthly Homeschool Day themes

    • Develop and train Museum Educators to facilitate activities that support the Homeschool Day themes, interpret the Museum's content, and support the K-12 goals, including both original activities and activities coordinated with community partners

    • Establish the schedule for all homeschool days, including staff schedules and room reservations and setup

    • Identify and collaborate with community partners to create and facilitate additional activities

    • Manage outreach and communication to the homeschool community, including drafting the homeschool e-newsletter

  • With the supervision of the Manager K-12 Education Programs, research and develop new K-12 programs

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the museum's exhibitions, and key collections, and St. Louis History

 40% of time: Administrative Duties

  • Create and manage weekly schedules for Museum Educators to ensure that all school group reservations are fully staffed

  • Work with Reservations Department to verify accuracy of school group reservations in computer systems

  • Manage the distribution and collection of school group satisfaction surveys

  • Maintain, organize and order supplies as needed, within budget provided by MHS

  • Maintain K-12 attendance reports

15% of time: Program Facilitation

  • Lead facilitation of accessibility programs

  • Assist with facilitation of programs for K-12 school groups and homeschoolers who visit the Museum as needed

  • Assist with facilitation of outreach programs

5% of time: Other Duties

  • With the supervision of the Manager K-12 Education Programs, train the K-12 Museum Educators to facilitate new programs

  • Attendance at and participation in K-12 training sessions, department and staff meetings, and other professional development workshops as assigned

  • Occasionally represent the museum at local and regional conferences and outreach fairs

  • Other support to the Manager of K-12 Education Programs as requested


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with youth, preferably in a nonprofit museum and/or public sector


  • Knowledge of educational theory and experience in educational program design and facilitation 

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team 

  • Superior communication, organization, and multitasking skills 

  • Demonstrated superior research skills 

  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 

  • Demonstrated ability to inclusively work with diverse audiences 

  • Experiences working in a fast-paced, environment in which schedules and details are often changing 

  • Demonstrated ability to handle high stress situations and address problems with professionalism and empathy 

  • Experience working and communicating cross-departmentally 

  • Experience with Blackbaud products or a similar online ticketing and space management system is a plus

  • Multi-lingual applicants encouraged to apply

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

An Equal Opportunity Employer