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.
Supervisors Mandy Plybon, Director of External Affairs & Chief Educator
Travel to public venues to conduct Classroom Experience (CE) programs of approximately 1 hour-1 ½ hours in length.
Be comfortable speaking to small and large groups of people of all ages.
Provide your desired work schedule, logged volunteer hours, and mileage reimbursement form to Museum Education Volunteer Chair on a monthly basis.
Deal skillfully with a diversity of visitors under a variety of circumstances
Continually be aware and keep informed about changes in the CE program by attending training workshops.
Be responsible to find a replacement MOE volunteer if you cannot give a program that has been assigned to you.
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.
Possession of a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
Must be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
Must have ability to work independently, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
Must be dependable and punctual
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Possess ability to motivate others, strong interpersonal skills, and an outgoing personality
Must be age 21 or older
Minimum High School degree
Enjoy interacting with people of all ages, specifically children
Extensive prior knowledge of the 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
General museum training provided by the Assistant Director
Specific job training provided by the Education & Public Programs Coordinator
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
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 National Churchill Museum for trainings and meetings
Knowledge about 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