The Education Assistant will conduct educational programs for organized groups of park visitors as well as perform a variety of tasks designed to serve general Park visitors.
The Education Assistant will:
· Become certified in all Park educational programs by attending training classes and demonstrating competence in public speaking, program delivery, and visitor management techniques.
· Deliver educational programs adhering to the approved program outlines and Park standards to students (primarily fourth, fifth, and sixth grades).
· Serve at Visitor Services duty stations as needed.
· Maintain a professional appearance consistent with Park standards.
· Work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings, as visitor demand requires.
· Demonstrate reliable attendance and punctuality.
· Maintain cordial, cooperative, and professional working relations with co-workers, supervisors, and the public.
· Demonstrate outstanding verbal communication skills and business-level written communication skills.
· Demonstrate the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously without close supervision.
· Assist other departments and participate in special events as needed.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
· Bachelors degree in History, Interpretation, Education or related field.
· At least one year of professional experience presenting educational programs to children at a museum, historic site, or in the classroom.
· Familiarity with nineteenth century American social and Civil War history developed through formal education, professional experience, or personal study.
· Knowledge of the principles of museum education.
· Demonstrated ability to speak to large audiences with clarity.
· Ability to perform tasks that require moderate physical exertion as required (walking and standing for long periods).
· Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.