Monday, July 23, 2012

Opportunity: Two-Year Position at KHS

KHS is seeking an energetic and creative Student Programs Coordinator to manage a pilot museum/school partnership initiative. We are looking for someone who is familiar with Visual Thinking Strategies, knows the arts and humanities and has regularly used object-based and document-based teaching with historical artifacts, artworks and documents in both formal and informal learning environments. The position demands a unique combination of creativity and attention to detail.
The Student Programs Coordinator will manage an IMLS grant-funded project titled “The Right Answer”, a unique museum/school collaboration working with multiple elementary and middle schools around central Kentucky.  The staff member will develop and teach a VTS-based curriculum that will be piloted both with partnership schools and one time school visitors.  The person in this position will also assist where needed with other KHS programming. This team-oriented position within the Education division has responsibility for both program planning and implementation. 
Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s in Education, one of the humanities or a related field.  However, preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in one of the mentioned fields.  Also required is three years demonstrated successful experience in classroom teaching and/or museum education; familiarity with Visual Thinking Strategies; proven skill in working within teams to develop children and/or young adult educational programs; and a demonstrated commitment to informal learning. This full-time position is funded by a two year grant and is based in Frankfort, Kentucky. The position is on duty Monday through Friday.  Some weekends and evenings are required. Interested??? CONTACT: Mike Deetsch, KHS, (502) 564-1792  ext. 4425
NOTE: The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums. The KHS mission is to engage people in the exploration of the Commonwealth’s diverse heritage by providing connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future.