Education Assistant

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Job Description
*This position primarily works an overnight shift for our Night Flight class.  Must be available to work weekends.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Education Assistant will assist with creating and delivering educational programs and assist in program development to further the mission and strategic vision of Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (EASM). The Education Assistant performs and delivers all educational programs and services including school group tours, night flights, homeschool days, Scout merit badges, camps, and other education-related events; primary focus will be the night flights.  This position requires an effective communicator who can interact with diverse individuals in a small and large group settings representing EASM to external customers, including school administrators, teachers, students, and parents, in addition to internal customers.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performs onsite educational presentations that reflect the mission of the Museum “to inspire and educate, promote and preserve aviation and space history, and honor the patriotic service of our veterans” to various types of groups, including school groups, homeschool student and parent days, camps, and other educational events. Primary focus will be conducting the Night Flights.
  • Serves as a content expert for all Education department offerings; self-markets to targeted individuals and groups to maximize opportunity potential.
  • Corresponds with schools and organizations about event registration and museum visits.
  • Assists with maintaining all education-related data in the reservation management system, including scheduling, entering and updating contact names, phone, address, and email information.
  • Assists with creating new programs that adhere to the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), and Arts (STEAM) and Common Core science benchmarks.
  • Evaluates customer feedback to identify ways to continuously improve Educational program offerings.
  • Works within program budgets and ensures that all check requests and purchase orders related to these budgets comply with the Museum’s Finance department guidelines.
  • Informs admissions and volunteer staff on current and future education-related programs or promotions.
  • Promotes a Safety-First culture regarding environmental health, safety, and fire precautions and preparedness.
  • Adheres to EASM polices/procedures.Performs other duties as assigned by the Education Director.
 QUALIFICATIONS
  • Requires a High School Diploma; College coursework in Education, History, Aviation or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience working in educational settings, especially with K-12 school-aged children is required.
  • One (1) year of work experience in a museum or educational environment preferred.
  • Certifications in educational instruction from an accredited institution or organization are advantageous.
  • Any combination of experience and education will be considered instead of meeting exact qualifications.
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