The Texas History Curriculum and Programming Coordinator is a part-time, contracted staff of the OJAC Education Department. The basic responsibility of the Coordinator is to assist the Education Director in developing and administering curriculum and programming focused on themes of Texas and specifically West Texas History as referenced in museum collections.
The THC&P Coordinator reports directly to the Education Director, who makes assignments in terms of broad program plans and objectives, and delegates independent responsibility for their accomplishment. All OJAC full, part-time and contracted staff work under the general guidance of personnel policies and observe the museum’s Code of Ethics.
Working with Education Director, THC&P Coordinator develops and facilitates bi-monthly school outreach programs for K-12 audiences via video conferencing software, presenting topics of Texas History as referenced in the Sallie Reynolds Matthews Collection and Robert Nail Junior Archives.
Working with Education Director, Coordinator develops and facilitates one In-Service Workshop for elementary and junior high classroom instructors, presenting lesson plans and coordinating activities that visually or thematically reference museum collections.
Working with Education Director, Coordinator identifies and contracts speakers for two, Texas History-themed lectures for adult audiences each year.
Working with Education Director and OJAC Archivist, Coordinator identifies and contracts instructors for quarterly, Texas History or archival-themed workshops for adult audiences.
Museum Studies, K-12 Education, or like degree.
1-2 years museum experience and some form of classroom teaching experience required.
Experience in curriculum writing required.
Texas History instruction experience preferred.
Proficiency in basic graphic design software (Photoshop, Illustrator) and desktop publishing.
Excellent writing, speaking, organizational, project management and interpersonal skills.
2 Days (16 hrs) per week
Flexible work schedule/ some work may be done remotely.
2017-2018 School Year