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Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator

The mission of the Clackamas County Historical Society is to enrich the lives of current and future generations through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Clackamas County.

An essential part of the museum team, the Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for providing the highest standards of interpretation and audience engagement by implementing education programs and community services. The Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator works at the Museum of the Oregon Territory and the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House and reports to the Executive Director.

Job type: 40 hours/week; no benefits Wage: $35000-40000/year

Experience, Qualifications, and Skills
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in education, history, or museum studies.
• One year of experience in museums, schools, or coordinating volunteers.
• The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in creating education programs for exhibits, school children, families, or communities.
• An ideal candidate will have knowledge of the American Alliance of Museums standards and best practices in museum education.
• Excellent writing, speaking, organizational, project management, and people skills

Position Description Specific Responsibilities

40% – Community Engagement and Education Programs
• Under the supervision of the Executive Director and associated advisory group, develop programmatic calendar of events.
• Develop, implement, and schedule on-site and outreach programs and tours, including 4th and 5th grade school group programs and a Scouts patch program.
• Under the supervision of the Executive Director, create all education program materials, including docent training manuals and curriculum materials.
• Oversee and implement pre-K-12 school programs by creating curriculum and programs that develop connections between exhibits, collections, and Oregon’s Department of Education standards.
• Promote and maintain institutional partnerships through networking and developing shared program opportunities with peer institutions, community-based organizations, and other partners.
• Organize facilities for programming events, such as setting up table arrangements, anticipating A/V and equipment needs, and collaborating with contracted caterer as needed.

40% – Volunteer Coordination
• Under the supervision of the Executive Director, oversee and implement the volunteer and internship programs using American Alliance for Museums best practices.
• Conduct regular trainings of volunteers and interns.
• Plan, schedule, and assign work to volunteers and interns.
• Recruit, supervise, and evaluate volunteers and interns.
• Administer the online volunteer management system.
• Develop and deliver all volunteer communications and newsletters, serving as the primary contact for volunteers.
• Oversee the front desk and ensure coverage of gift shop operations.
• Complete all front desk reports, including attendance, end-of-day sales, and processing deposits.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

20% – Interpretation, Exhibits, and Strategic Planning
• Conduct program research, development, and evaluation according to nationally accepted standards.
• Participate in strategic planning to secure foundation, corporate, and private grants for education and community programs.
• Maintain a visible presence in the local community by presenting information about the museum’s education programs and establishing communication and exchange with other museums.
• Collaborate with external organizations and form programs advisory groups to foster communication between the museum and community.
• Conduct audience research and evaluate program effectiveness.
• Develop copy/images for the Education and Community Programs sections of the website and associated communications for the newsletter.

Work Environment
• The work will take place in the museum, the museum front desk, a shared office space, and in outreach locations.
• The work schedule for this position is approximately 40 hours/week. Must be available Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM with occasional evening hours.
• Physical activity may include moderate lifting, kneeling, bending, and using stairs.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle.
• Employment is subject to a pre-employment background investigation and is conditional pending results.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Clackamas County Historical Society at with the subject line “Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator – [Last Name].” Apply by Sunday, August 14.

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