Programs Assistant, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (Santa Barbara, CA)
Contributed By: Sue
Temporary (grant funded), part-time, non-exempt
Scope of Position:
The Programs Assistant will help the Programs Department achieve its
mission: to interpret, present and encourage enjoyment of the historical and cultural resources of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. Will work closely with the Director of Programs, the Education Committee, and other members of the Trust staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Shares the responsibilities for all aspects of museum education – developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating educational and interpretive programs for all Trust sites, namely El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, the Casa de la Guerra Historic House Museum, and the Santa Ines Mission Mills. Work includes living history programs, for students, families, members, diverse communitygroups, and the general public of all ages.
- Assist with the design of activities and programs, the collection and enhancement of educational resources, and the development of programs that meet the State Social Studies curriculum framework requirements for all grade levels, particularly 3rd and 4th grades. Respond to the needs of schools and teachers for both in-class and on-site visits.
- Responsible for assisting with the recruitment, training, management and evaluation of Trust volunteers, including docents, programs and activities.
- Responsible for maintaining volunteer data.
- Assist with the development, writing and production of education-related materials and publications to enhance interpretive programs.
- Share the responsibility for the management and staffing of educational events.
- The Trust is a diverse organization with a small staff and many activities; all staff members must be versatile and cooperative in carrying out a variety of responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
BA degree in history, museum education, or closely related field. Experience in teaching both children and adults, and volunteer management desired. Requires strong oral, written and organizational and interpersonal skills, along with good computer skills. Conversant in Spanish desirable. Outgoing and confident manner. Ability to perform well under pressure and deal with awkward situations. Must be available to work certain nights, weekends and varying shifts.
Hours: Flexible, up to 18 hours/week
Wages $16.00 per hour
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