Curator of Education, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama

  • 25 Jul 2022 1:10 PM
    Message # 12860342

    Position: 30451 Curator (Education/Interpretation Option - 358)
    Annual Salary Range: $35,457.60 - $59,289.60
    Deadline for applications: September 2, 2022
    Anticipated start date: Fall 2022

    The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) seeks an organized, team-oriented, and enthusiastic Curator of Education. This is a full-time position with state benefits. The person will assist in planning and implementing programming for audiences ranging from early childhood to K-12 to college. Programs include school tours, distance learning, summer library outreach, K-12 teacher institutes, and a children’s interactive gallery. The position will report to the Education Coordinator.

    Description of Duties:

    •  Manages and conducts distance learning programs.
    •  Provides tours of museum galleries using accepted interpretive techniques.
    • Assists in developing school tours and associated materials by collaborating on tour content and assessing course of study standards alignment.
    • Works collaboratively with education staff in the creation of educational and interpretative programming.
    • Assists in implementing educational outreach programs, both in-person and virtual.
    • Assists in developing activities, traveling resources, digital media, and other educational resources for parents and teachers.
    • Other duties as assigned. 

    This position will require occasional weekend and after-hours work and some travel, mostly in-state.

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
    • Ability to prioritize and follow tasks through to completion in a timely manner.
    • Knowledge of Alabama and American History.
    • Knowledge of museum education and interpretation concepts and best practices.
    • Knowledge of current curriculum initiatives and learning theory.
    • Ability to lead museum tours.
    • Ability to interact professionally and appropriately with staff, volunteers, visitors, and other stakeholders.
    • Interest in application of technology in museums.
    • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
    • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and digital platforms such as Zoom, MS Teams, and Google Meet.  

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in museum education, museum studies, public history, history, social sciences education, anthropology, archaeology, heritage resources, folklore, or a closely related field.
    • One year of work experience with educational or interpretive programs at a museum, archives, or historic site.
    • A valid driver’s license.

    Founded in 1901, the Alabama Department of Archives and History is the state’s
    government-records repository, a special-collections library and research facility, and home
    to the Museum of Alabama, the state history museum. To learn more about the agency, visit
    http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2014.

    In June 2020, the agency issued a Statement of Recommitment to inclusive history:
    https://bit.ly/ADAH_StatementOfRecommitment

    Application Procedure:

    1. Apply to the State Personnel Department:

    2. After applying to the State Personnel Department, submit the following documents via email to kelly.hallberg@archives.alabama.gov:

    • Cover letter (including availability details)
    • Resume/Vita
    • Academic transcripts (may be unofficial)
    • Copy of application submitted to the State Personnel Department
    • List of professional references with contact information.

    The deadline to apply is Friday, September 2, 2022. Candidates will be selected for interview based on the information submitted. The anticipated hiring date is Fall 2022.  

    Kelly Hallberg
    Education Coordinator
    Alabama Department of Archives and History
    P.O. Box 300100
    Montgomery, AL 36130-0100
    kelly.hallberg@archives.alabama.gov
    334.353.3288

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