ABOUT: The Stax Museum of American Soul Music seeks to present, preserve, promote and interpret the art, history, culture and heritage of American Soul Music, specifically the Memphis Sound and its influences internationally.
JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Director of Education, the Education Assistant is
responsible for delivering interactive, curriculum-focused programming to youth. The Education
Assistant develops, prepares, and delivers educational programming, gallery and guided tours,
and will also deliver community and summer camp programming as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develops and maintains teaching packets and self-guided learning material.
- Develops/obtains and maintains teaching collection and reproduction items and educational materials to be used in education programs.
- Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community partners and organizations through the promotion of museum-related events and program offerings.
- Assists with research and presentation of curriculum, summer children’s programs and seasonal workshops for school-aged children and teens.
- Assists with the development and management of a museum volunteer program.
- Assists with museum special events.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience: At a minimum, an in process or completed four year college degree in Education, History, Public History, Art History, or other Humanities field. Must have experience in public facing work with youth and/or under-resourced populations.
Necessary Knowledge and Skills: Some knowledge of educational practices; some research, interpretation, and writing skills; working knowledge of computer systems; some knowledge of Stax Records; musical abilities are a plus.
Ability to work effectively with Pre-K-12 th grade children; flexibility and creativity; ability to communicate effectively in front of small and large audiences; ability to be organized and self-directed; ability to multi-task; ability to follow directions; ability to work in a team-oriented environment; strong ability to converse and engage with people of all ages and backgrounds; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, assistants, supervisor, other agencies, and the public.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Frequently required to walk, sit, and talk to large crowds of guests, frequently required to use hands to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and to reach with hands and arms; occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds.