Education / Interpretation / Historian Positions

Education and Volunteer Coordinator
Museums of Western Colorado
Grand Junction, Colorado, USA

The Museums of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, Colorado (MWC)is seeking an Education and Volunteer Coordinator.

Full-time, salaried position with benefits that is responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and supervision of museum education programs and the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers. Specifically, this position will direct educational outreach kits, educational aspects of exhibitions, volunteer management, educational programming for children and adults, and curriculum development with local school district.

Must have an undergraduate degree and one-year teaching or museum experience.

The MWC is an AAM accredited multi-discipline museum in Grand Junction, Colorado. Over 50 years old, the MWC encompasses three different locations: Museum of the West in Grand Junction, Dinosaur Journey in Fruita and Cross Orchards in Fruitvale.

Position Open Until Filled.

Send cover letter, resume, 3 references to Peter Booth, Museums of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 20,000. Grand Junction, CO 81502 or

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This job posted by MERC from May 29 through July 6.

Educational Programs Manager #4530
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Waco, Texas, USA

About the Texas Rangers & the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
The Texas Rangers, founded in 1823, are America’s oldest state-wide law enforcement agency. They have served under five national flags from a frontier guard to today’s renowned elite law enforcement agency. A Texas legend and State symbol, the Texas Rangers are widely chronicled in American history and popular culture.

Established by the State of Texas and City of Waco in 1964, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is the official state historical center of the Texas Rangers. Located halfway between Dallas and Austin, it is operated as a department of the City of Waco (pop. 130,000) and sanctioned by the State. The complex consists of a state-designated museum, hall of fame, library and archives, education center, Texas Rangers company headquarters and banquet hall.

Essential Functions
Under supervision of the Director, the Educational Programs Manager plans, implements and manages all institutional educational programs, participates in the exhibits team and coordinates and supervises the Texas Ranger Education Center available to nonprofit community service organizations and the Texas Rangers.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates educational programs; coordinates special programs, tours and community outreach, special events and presentations.
  • Serves on the exhibits team developing themes and interpretive materials, and assuring educational validity; assists with coordination of exhibit design and procurement of services.
  • Manages the Education Center by coordinating and screening scheduling and applications by clients; promotes Education Center availability.
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s Degree in History, Museum Studies/Science of Education required; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Experience and Skills
  • Three years of experience and facility in planning, supervision delivery of programs for student and adult audiences of varied educational and cultural backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of educational program evaluation methods and processes
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, plan and organize work as well as maintain records, analyze data and prepare reports
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team within the organization
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; computer proficiency, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
FLSA Status: A non-exempt position; may occasionally be required to work weekends or holidays as special programs require.

Salary: $38,511- $44,512 Annually; City of Waco benefits

This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will' relationship.

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This job posted by MERC from May 2 through August 2.

The last update to this page was 5-29-18.