Longmont Museum – 2017 Museum Program Leader

2017 Museum Program Leader, Longmont Museum Job Description

Online applications only, please visit the City of Longmont employment page and look for job # 17-0111 Museum Program Leader.


This is a full-time benefited position beginning in May 2017

Primary position responsibilities:
• Coordinate and oversee the Discovery Days program (hands-on arts and crafts for children 2-6 years old and an adult)
• Establish calendar and themes connecting with the SVVSD calendar and Museum’s special exhibition when possible
• Collect recycled materials
• Document projects
• Market discovery days through e-blasts, social media, and outreach events
• Recruit and train volunteers to help run Discovery Days program (1 volunteer to help with each session is ideal)
• Keep classroom and storage area organized, neat, and tidy

• Plan and execute fall, winter, spring, and summer break camps
• Establish schedule for camps
• Design and lead camps
• Supervise part-time camp Museum staff
• Find and supervise camp contractors, coordinate and track payments
• Recruit, train, and supervise teen volunteers
• Communicate with parents (pre camp emails, waivers, phone calls etc.)
• Coordinate camp planning with Recreation Department

• Coordinate other programs and contribute to other projects as needed
• Continue home-school art program for teens
• Winter break kids programs (Santa breakfast, ornament making, other)
• Work with curator of education to plan and teach adult Art’n’Sip classes
• Other one-off programs and new ideas as they come

• Market programs
• Through Social media such as Facebook and Instagram
• Through Constant Contact
• Through social networks such as the Longmont Area Moms Group
• Through SVVSD Friday Folders
• Learn and work with RecTrac, the City of Longmont program registration software
• Participate in general Museum program planning
• Budget planning and management
• Program evaluation
• Work closely with other programmers and marketing staff
• Must be able to lift 40 pounds

Secondary position responsibilities:
• Work with Curator of Education on outreach activities
• Library
• Festivals
• Other
• Participate in Museum events such as festivals and gallery openings including Dia de los Muertos
• Additional projects on an as-needed basis, ongoing

Desirable qualities:
• Must have no less than 5 years work experience in education and/or child care.
• Looking for an individual with a background in the fields of education, museum studies, recreation, history, and/or the visual arts (a combination of these is ideal).
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.
• Must be available to work during fall, winter, spring, and summer SVVSD breaks.
• Looking for a creative maker/teacher with an open mind and positive attitude.
• Must be able to work with all ages from toddler to adult.
• Must especially enjoy working with young children as the majority of this job works with children ages 2-10.
• Must have excellent customer service skills.
• Must have excellent communication skills.
• Must be very organized in work flow and physical space.
• Adept at utilizing social media.
• A positive and cheerful attitude is essential.
• Knowledge of Local history including Plains Indians history and Chicago Colorado Colony is a plus.
• Spanish language fluency is a plus.