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Special Events & Programs Coordinator

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Job Summary:

Under the guidance of the Guest Experience Manager, the Special Events & Programs Coordinator plans, implements and oversees the Museum’s special events & programs to promote community awareness of the Museum.

Essential Functions:

Analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate special events and programs to meet the Museum’s mission and vision and to complement the theme of the traveling exhibits and other public program initiatives

Under the guidance of the Guest Experience Manager, cultivate and nurture relationships with community institutions, organizations and vendors to promote Museum special events and programs to expand Museum audiences

Work with the Guest Experience Manager and the Director of Public Engagement to develop and manage the annual budgets for special events and programs

Under the guidance of the Guest Experience Manager, supervise Education/Public Programming support staff, interns and volunteers as needed

Collaborate with the Guest Experience Manager on staffing for special events and programs

Collaborate with the Business Office, Guest Experience Manager and the Education Program Manager regarding TAM reservations and payments for special events and programs

Assist Director of Communications with creating messaging and updating social media, website, and internal signage for special events and programs.  Partner with Director of Communications to respond to social media questions about events and programs

Assist the Director of Development and Director of Public Engagement with developing and maintaining special fundraising events, including, but not limited to, Wine & Dinosaurs

Secondary Functions:

Work with the Director of Public Engagement and Guest Experience Manager to schedule part time staff for special events and programs as needed

Assist the Director of Human Resources and Guest Experience Manager with the interview, selection, orientation and training of paid and unpaid informal education positions

as needed

Collaborate with the Gallery Learning Experience Coordinator in the planning of special events and programs to include determining volunteers needed and their assignments  

Under the guidance of the Guest Experience Manager, work with the Gallery Learning Experience Coordinator to provide unpaid informal education interns with educational opportunities, assist with projects/goal setting and evaluate progress and end-of-program evaluation

 Additional Functions:

Collaborate with the Director of Development and the Director of Public Engagement to assist with grant applications/proposals to fund programs

Assist the Education Program Manager with programs as needed

As needed, assist the Scout & Camp Coordinator with the care and maintenance of the Museum’s live animal collection

As needed and available, assist with the set-up of the Community Room for special events, programs and rentals, including laptop/audio needs

 Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in life, earth and/or physical sciences or a natural history related field

Education and/or event planning experience

Knowledge of natural history

Demonstrated skills in science-related event and program development, implementation, and evaluation

Excellent communications skills, specifically in communicating science concepts to the general public

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite applications and the use of social media

Experience or ability to become proficient in use of Museum Community Room audio system and other equipment used for staff and visitor events and programs

Experience or ability to become proficient in use of Museum’s point of sale system

Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 20 lbs.

 Schedule:

This is a full-time position defined by the Museum as 37.5 work hours per week, exclusive of a 30-minute unpaid lunch period. The schedule is determined by the workload and varies to accommodate daytime, evening and weekend special events and programs.

Education Level: 
Bachelor's degree in life, earth and/or physical sciences or a natural history related field
To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to email their cover letter and resume to treed@delmnh.org, fax to the attention of Terri Reed at 302-658-2610, or submit to Delaware Museum of Natural History, ATTN: Human Resources, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, Delaware 19807.  Deadline for submission is Thursday June 27, 2019. EOE