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Program Assistant I - Museum Education

at City of Aurora

Pay: $15 to $17/hour
$15 - $17
Posted: 2/7/2019
Job Status: Part Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2346023
Keywords: teaching

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**This posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained, however is subject to close at any time without prior notice.  Thank you**

The Aurora History Museum and Historic Sites (AHMHS) is seeking a highly skilled, part-time temporary employee to assist the Museum's education curator with duties related to education programming.
This position is part-time, 16-20 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekend work for programs and special events.

At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our work by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service.  We welcome all who share these values to apply.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification or termination once hired. 


  • Facilitate school programs at the museum, historic sites and at schools.
  • Lead walking tours of historic sites.
  • Schedule speakers and facilitate monthly Brown Bag Lecture Series.
  • Coordinate AHMHS participation at Summer in the City and other outreach events.
  • Provide onsite supervision during the Open Days program at DeLaney Farm Historic District and Centennial House.
  • Assist in coordinating special events, including facilitating programs, scheduling performers and supervising volunteers.
  • Work with the education curator on assigned education projects. Research and develop new programs and event activities.
  • May be asked to give talks about Aurora history at locations around the Denver Metro area.
  • Perform a variety of clerical and administrative support functions including responding to inquiries, writing reports, occasionally covering at front desk and additional duties as assigned.


Education:  High School Diploma; Bachelor's degree, or working toward a degree, in history, education, museum studies, public history, or related field preferred

Experience: Experience working in a museum setting or informal learning environment. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Experience presenting education programs or teaching. Creative, detail-oriented, and outgoing with the ability to engage an audience and make learning fun.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge:  Familiarity with Aurora and Colorado history preferred; awareness of museum principles and practices and teaching techniques a plus.

Abilities: Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and outside contacts; excellent customer service skills, professional appearance and demeanor; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; make formal and informal presentations; oversee and coordinate work of volunteers; work flex hours including evenings and weekends as needed.

Skills:   Excellent public speaking skills; strong organizational and time management, problem solving, communications, research, writing, and teamwork skills; program conceptualization and delivery skills; cash handling; skills in the use of audio visual and computer equipment; strong interpersonal skills.
LICENSES, EQUIPMENT, OR CERTIFICATES REQUIRED:  Colorado driver's license with a good driving record. 

This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g.. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment


Physical Demands: Physical work requiring ability to lift 50 pounds with or without assistance; lifting and carrying museum objects and program supplies; regular walking, standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, pushing or pulling ability; read, interpret, and generate reports and other written documents; hand/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard; ability to operate motor vehicles; frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees, citizens, and museum professionals.

Work Environment: Works primarily in Museum or historic building; may work both indoors and outdoors in varying types of weather with exposure to noise and dust.  Some exposure to dust, fumes, and chemicals from exhibit materials.

Equipment Used: Standard business and professional tools and equipment including computers and motor vehicles. May use equipment related to assigned function.

For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

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