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Renton History Museum is the city's only heritage organization.

The Renton Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit, is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Public Engagement Coordinator for the Renton History Museum, Renton’s only museum. Under the direction of the Museum Director, the Public Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the museum’s interpretive and educational experience for our diverse visitors. The duties of this position fall under two categories:

Public Programming
• Plan, implement, market, and deliver interpretive and educational programs for the public.
• Develop program content that supports the Museum’s mission and exhibits.
• Assist in resource development for all programs and events.
• Develop, coordinate, and administer guided tours for groups of visitors of all ages.
• Plan and execute outreach into the community to raise awareness of the Museum’s offerings.
• Develop and manage classroom curricula that meets state educational standards, with the support of the Curator and Museum Director.
• Design, write, implement, and analyze surveys and other evaluative tools.
• Recruit and manage volunteers, interns, and partners for programming initiatives.
• Assist in creating appropriate marketing materials for museum programs.

Volunteer Program
• Act as lead and primary liaison between unpaid and paid staff.
• Recruit, interview, and train volunteers for a variety of unpaid roles.
• Meet regularly with the Museum’s Volunteer Committee.
• Manage and oversee the Museum’s Youth Advisory Council, the RenTeens.
• Schedule volunteers to staff the Museum on Saturdays and docents to lead tours for the public with support of the Museum Office Aide.
• Formulate and implement volunteer enrichment and appreciation activities.

Responsibilities include working with staff to enhance museum initiatives with appropriate programs that engage the public, as well as other duties as assigned. Hours are somewhat flexible; evening and weekend work will be required.

A background check will be required for this position. The Renton Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Please email resume, cover letter, and other materials to Museum Director Elizabeth P. Stewart, Ph.D. at estewart@rentonwa.gov. No phone calls, please. Applications will be considered until an appropriate candidate is selected.

To apply for this job email your details to estewart@rentonwa.gov