Museum Outreach Educator

Location: Fulton, MO
Department: Volunteer
Listing Date: 2012-06-25
Position: Museum Outreach Educator

Positions open

Hours needed
3-5 hours a week

Commitment Required
A minimum commitment of four outreach programs a month between September 1-May 31. Flexible scheduling. Outreach Educators are needed for weekday programs in schools, retirement homes, senior centers, libraries, etc. Travel is required in the mid-Missouri area (Audrain County, Boone County, Callaway County, Cole County, and Gasconade County).

Basic Job Function
Museum Outreach Educators (MOE) take the Museum experience into the mid-Missouri community by providing structured lesson plans to children and adults in classrooms, libraries, and other public venues.

Susan Whitmar, Manager of Guest Services and Museum Operations

  1. Travel to public venues to conduct Classroom Experience (CE) programs of approximately 1 hour-1 ½ hours in length.
  2. Be comfortable speaking to small and large groups of people of all ages.
  3. Provide your desired work schedule, logged volunteer hours, and mileage reimbursement form to Museum Education Volunteer Chair on a monthly basis.
  4. Deal skillfully with a diversity of visitors under a variety of circumstances
  5. Continually be aware and keep informed about changes in the CE program by attending training workshops.
  6. Be responsible to find a replacement MOE volunteer if you cannot give a program that has been assigned to you.
    1. A list of current MOE volunteers and phone numbers is given to all Museum Education volunteers. The Museum Education Volunteer Chair schedules CE programs and assigns MOE approximately four weeks in advance. Schedules are then mailed or emailed to volunteers. Volunteers are required to confirm that they can give the program they have been assigned.


Skill Requirements
  1. Possession of a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
  2. Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  3. Must be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  4. Must have ability to work independently, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
  5. Must be dependable and punctual
  6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  7. Possess ability to motivate others, strong interpersonal skills, and an outgoing personality

Qualifications Needed

  • Must be age 21 or older
  • Minimum High School degree
  • Enjoy interacting with people of all ages, specifically children
  • Extensive prior knowledge of America's National Churchill Museum is not required but should have a working knowledge of Winston Churchill and a desire to learn.
  • Attend general museum training and museum education training workshops
  • Able to accept supervision

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience





Training/Orientation provided

  • General museum training
  • Specific job training
    • 4-5 2-hour sessions concerning each Classroom Experience program (total time: 8-10 hours)
  • Give a sample CE program to small test group accompanied by staff

Job Location

  • Will require travel to school/organizations for CE programs across the mid-Missouri region (Audrain County, Boone County, Callaway County, Cole County, and Gasconade County)
  • Will require travel to America's National Churchill Museum for trainings and meetings

Volunteer Benefits

  • Knowledge about America's National Churchill Museum and the educational aspects offered to visitors through a variety of programs/exhibits
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Invitations to special exhibits and events
  • Free family membership after 100 hours of service in one year
  • Annual volunteer appreciation dinner and other volunteer events

Susan Whitmar, Manager of Guest Services and Museum Operations

Please apply through the Volunteer Application and check "School Outreach Programs" under areas of interest.


“Leave the past to history especially as I propose to write that history myself.”

Winston S. Churchill